Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

July 01, 2009 15:00 ET

Government of Canada Supports Port Credit's "Paint the Town Red" Canada Day Celebration

PORT CREDIT, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 1, 2009) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Bob Dechert, Member of Parliament (Mississauga-Erindale), today announced funding for the Port Credit Business Improvement Association's 5th annual "Paint the Town Red" Canada Day celebration. The celebration features musical performances, family-friendly activities, and a barbeque with local veterans.

"Canada Day belongs to all Canadians. We invite everyone across this great country to join in expressing our national pride and celebrating the fact that we live in a free, democratic, bilingual, and multicultural country," said Minister Moore.

"It sometimes easy to forget that we truly do live in the greatest country in the world," said Mr. Dechert. "As we celebrate today, we reflect on how fortunate we are to be Canadians and why we should be proud of Canada and what it represents."

"We are very grateful for this funding from Canadian Heritage for our 2009 Canada Day celebrations," said John Bozzo, Chair of Port Credit's 'Paint the Town Red' celebration. "The support provided helped us create a memorable event."

The Government of Canada has provided $5,000 to the Port Credit Business Improvement Association for the Paint the Town Red Canada Day celebration through the Celebrate Canada program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program promotes pride in being Canadian by encouraging participation in Celebrate Canada! activities, which mark National Aboriginal Day (June 21), Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24), Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27), and Canada Day (July 1).

This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken - Director of Communications
    819-997-7788
    deirdra.mccracken@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155