Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

July 02, 2008 10:00 ET

The Government of Canada Supports the 175th Anniversary of the Fenelon and Verulam Townships

FENELON FALLS, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) - The townships of Fenelon and Verulam will be celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the region thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

Barry Devolin, Member of Parliament (Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock), 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 the 175th anniversary of Fenelon and Verulam Townships.

The Fenelon-Verulam 175 Committee will receive funding of $5,000 to help with the planning and execution of a series of events that will take place from June 1 through October 13, 2008, to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the region. Residents of the townships of Fenelon and Verulam will have the opportunity to participate in events ranging from historical exhibitions to local heritage celebrations to mark the area's anniversary.

"The Government of Canada is pleased to support the 175th anniversary of Fenelon and Verulam townships," said Minister Verner. "We are committed to building stronger communities and to providing all Canadians with opportunities to experience and celebrate Canadian heritage and culture."

"This landmark anniversary is an occasion to bring the residents of the Kawartha Lakes region together to foster community pride and celebrate local history and heritage," said Mr. Devolin. "The Government of Canada is proud to support such an important occasion in the history of Fenelon and Verulam townships."

"The funding from Canadian Heritage has helped us commemorate the 175th anniversary of Fenelon and Verulam townships through an interactive exhibit, period gardens, a Heritage Musical Festival, a book launch, and a Family History Day," said Glenn Walker, Director of the Fenelon-Verulam 175 Committee.

The Government of Canada has provided this funding through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program, announced in September 2007, provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in local activities that present arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage. This program will benefit many community events and celebrations in Canada.

This release can also be found 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
    Maya Kane
    Manager, Regional Communications
    Ontario Region
    416-954-6615