News release

Trust Fund Established for Memorial

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