Trust Fund Established for Memorial

Coordination and Planning Secretariat, Flight 111

March 2, 1999 12:22 PM

The provincial cabinet has set up a trust fund for people who
wish to donate to the Flight 111 memorial.

During the past month, victims' relatives, medical teams,
corporations, volunteers who assisted during the tragedy and
others have asked to make contributions. Until last week there
was no way to do so.

Former chief justice Lorne Clarke is chair of a committee
gathering ideas and suggestions for the memorial. He said funds
received will be used specifically to design, construct and
maintain the memorial.

"We have heard from many people who want to contribute to the
memorial," said Mr. Clarke. "People have felt close to the
tragedy from the beginning and they want to remain close by being
part of this project. Establishment of this fund helps satisfy
their requests."

Those wishing to make a donation may do so by mailing a cheque,
payable to the Swissair Flight 111 Memorial Trust Fund, to:

Government of Nova Scotia
Coordination and Planning Secretariat, Flight 111
P.O. Box 2732
Suite 520, Canada Trust Building
1718 Argyle St.
Halifax, N.S. B3J 3P7

Cheques will be forwarded to the Department of Finance. Donations
are considered gifts to the Crown and are tax deductible for
Canadians. Receipts will be mailed within two weeks.


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     The Nova Scotia cabinet has set up a trust fund for

people wishing to donate to the Flight 111 memorial.

     The fund was set up to accommodate requests from

medical teams, corporations, victims' family members

and others who have asked to contribute.

     Funds received will be used specifically to design,

construct and maintain the memorial.

     Donations are tax deductible for Canadians.

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Contact: Joe Gillis
         Communications Nova Scotia
         902-424-2698
         E-mail: gillisj@gov.ns.ca

ngr                      March 2, 1999                12:22 p.m.