Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 01, 2015 10:00 ET

Activities for Everyone to Mark Canada's Anniversary

Government of Canada supports Canada Day celebrations in Thetford Mines

THETFORD MINES, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 1, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, Minister for La Francophonie and Member of Parliament (Mégantic-L'Érable), today announced $28,000 in funding to help the Ville de Thetford Mines hold Canada Day celebrations. Minister Paradis made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding, granted by the Government of Canada under the Celebrate Canada program, will help enhance the programming for residents and visitors in the Chaudière-Appalaches region attending the July 1 festivities.

Quick Facts

  • The city's 16th Canada Day celebrations will take place at Parc Notre-Dame and Stade Desjardins.
  • Nearly 12,000 visitors are expected at the event, which will start at 1 p.m. and end with the traditional fireworks at 10 p.m.
  • The lineup includes the interactive show En l'air, which combines juggling, acrobatics, high-wire acts and comedy.
  • Family activities like Chumpai (a combination of bungee, trampoline and trapeze), Katag (a game with foam swords) and Slackline (a balance course on elastic straps strung between two trees) will also be offered.

Quotes

"Our Government is delighted to give local residents a chance to show how proud they are to live in a free, democratic, bilingual and multicultural nation."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Congratulations to the organizers on once again inviting us to a diverse event where our beautiful community can get together and celebrate our rich cultural heritage."

-The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, Minister for La Francophonie and Member of Parliament (Mégantic-L'Érable)

"On behalf of the Municipal Council, l would like to thank the Government of Canada for its valuable contribution, which will allow us to offer citizens this much appreciated family event."

-Marc-Alexandre Brousseau, Mayor of Thetford Mines

Associated Links

Ville de Thetford Mines

Celebrate Canada

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
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