Due to overwhelming support from the community, we are SOLD OUT of spaces for banners for 2021! Thank you to everyone who sponsored banners or showed interest. If you want to be put on the waitlist for the 2022 program, please contact our Arts, Culture and Events Coordinator by email or 403-223-6013.
We are completely blown away by the community's support, and will be adding more spaces in 2022. Thank you for your support!
Our community is a great place to grow, but it came at a cost. Countless men and women sacrificed in the name of peace, and it is through their sacrifice that we enjoy the freedoms we have today. Their service has not been, nor will be forgotten.
The Veterans Banner Program is not unique to Taber; it has been put forth in other communities across Canada (and the United States). This is one way the Town has chosen to recognize, honour, and remember all those who sacrificed so that we can live in peace, in partnership with our local Royal Canadian Legion Branch #20 (Taber).
We hope that by displaying the names and faces of our veterans that our community will be able to connect with the everyday people who made the extraordinary decision to serve their country.
We will remember them.
Banner Program Details
Please click below for answers to all your questions regarding our Veterans Banner Program. If you have any questions which are not answered below, please contact us for more information.
Please note that we are SOLD OUT of spaces for 2021. If you would like to be put on the waitlist for 2022, please contact our ACE Coordinator. We are adding more spaces to 2022 thanks to the overwhelming support of our community. Thank you!
The deadline for applications is October 26th, 2021. However, we ask that you apply sooner rather than later so we can order them in enough time to hang for November 1st.
No late entries will be accepted. We appreciate your understanding.
Please note that the banners are first-come-first served.
Each banner will cost $50.
Payment can be made at the Administration Building (A 4900 50th Street). We accept cash, debit, or credit.
Please note that all proceeds from this project will be provided to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #20 (Taber) as a way to recognize veterans.
Does the veteran have to be from Taber?
No. We are grateful to ALL veterans who sacrifice in the service of peace and whose contributions have made our community the wonderful place it is today.
Therefore, to enable citizens to recognize the vetearns who served our country and our communtiy in the name of peace, we are allowing sponsorship of any Canadian veteran, provided they meet the following eligibility:
- Must meet the definition of a Canadian veteran (please see below notes for the definition of a veteran for this project);
- If the veteran is still living, they must provide consent.
The Royal Canadian Legion defines a veteran as “any person who is serving or who has honourably served in the Canadian Armed Forces, the Commonwealth or its wartime allies, or as a Regular Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or as a Peace Officer in a Special Duty Area or on a Special Duty Operation, or who has served in the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command during wartime.”
The Town of Taber will also recognize Canadian members of the United Nations Peacekeepers as part of this project.
Which wars, conflicts, or services are eligible?
The Town recognizes veterans come from numerous campaigns and conflicts. If the veteran is someone who falls within the definition noted above, they are eligible for a banner.
Please provide a high-resolution photo that can be enlarged to fit on a banner. The following guidelines apply:
- High-resolution digital image
- If you are providing a digital copy, please email it to our Arts, Culture, and Events Coordinator.
- Physical photos are allowed to be submitted, and they will be scanned in high-resolution to be used for the banner. They can be dropped off at the Administration Building (A 4900 50th Street), care of the ACE Coordinator for scanning. Please provide the photo with the application form so we can ensure the correct photo is connected to the correct information. All physical photos will be returned to the owner.
Photos must be submitted no later than October 25th. If a photo has not been provided after this time, the phrase "Lest We Forget" will appear in the place of a photo.
I have a veteran in mind, but no photo (or the photo is low resolution). Is a photo required?
A photo is not required. While we would love to have a photo, we realize that one may not exist for a veteran, or the photo may not be of high enough resolution to create a proper banner.
If a photo is not supplied or the photo is unusable, we will replace the photo on the banner with the phrase “Lest We Forget.” The veteran's name, service, and branch will still be included. Only the photo space will change.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. This project aims to honour those who have sacrificed so our country can live in peace. We are following the lead of many communities across Canada (and similar ones in the United States) who want to bring a visual reminder of our veterans to our community.
The cost of sponsorship will cover the cost of producing the banner and hanging it. In an effort to ensure that our veterans are honoured by this project and that no profit to the municipality is made through the sponsorship, the Town will be providing all proceeds from the project to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #20 (Taber) after the project is complete.
The Town of Taber accepts no liability for the information provided as part of the Veterans Banner Project. The Town of Taber does not guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any information submitted by members of the public in regards to this project. Responsibility to provide accurate details regarding the veteran’s name, service, and other information lies solely with the submitter and/or sponsor and the Town of Taber accepts no liability or responsibility for inaccurate or false information.