Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

July 31, 2008 14:03 ET

The Government of Canada Supports Invermay's Centennial Celebration

INVERMAY, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - Residents and visitors to Invermay will have the opportunity to take part in the village's centennial celebration, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

Garry Breitkreuz, Member of Parliament (Yorkton-Melville), on behalf of the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages and Minister for La Francophonie, today announced funding for Invermay's 100th Anniversary Committee.

Funding of $6,000 will support Invermay's centennial celebration, taking place August 1 to 3, 2008. The event invites residents to participate in a variety of activities celebrating the history and heritage of the village. Activities include Ukrainian dancing, historical photography displays, heritage demonstrations, a parade, a dance featuring a local band, and a variety of recreational activities for both children and adults.

"The Government of Canada is pleased to announce funding for Invermay's centennial celebration," said Minister Verner. "We are proud to partner with communities to support activities that promote local arts and heritage."

"Celebrations like this one bring people of all ages and backgrounds together and contribute to building stronger communities," said Mr. Breitkreuz. "I am proud that our Government has taken decisive steps to strengthen our shared sense of heritage."

"The grant we have received from the Department of Canadian Heritage is truly appreciated and has been a great help in making our celebration a success," said Gail Krawetz, Special Events Coordinator of Invermay's 100th Anniversary Committee. "The funding gives us the opportunity to showcase local artists and, most importantly, bring the community together to mark this historic anniversary."

The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, announced in September 2007, provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in events and activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage. This program will benefit many community events and anniversaries throughout Canada this year.

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,
    Status of Women and Official Languages
    and Minister for La Francophonie
    Dominic Gosselin
    Press Secretary
    819-997-7788
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Prairies and Northern Region
    Angela Cassie
    Director of Communications and Executive Services
    204-983-4367
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155