Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

March 01, 2011 14:00 ET

Government of Canada Supports Celebrating the Roles of Multicultural Women event in Calgary

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - Dr. Alice Wong, Member of Parliament for Richmond and Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism, today announced financial support for the Celebrating the Roles of Multicultural Women event taking place at the Village Square in Calgary, Alberta.

"By funding events like this one, we help showcase the diversity of our country, and the many talents and skills of multicultural women," said MP Wong on behalf of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.

The Women's Voice organization is receiving $1,350 for the event under Citizenship and Immigration Canada's Inter-Action program.

"The Government of Canada is delivering significant funds to people from various cultural backgrounds to celebrate different cultural and faith communities and help them to integrate with all Canadians," added MP Wong.

The event will take place on March 13 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Village Square in Calgary, alongside celebrations marking the centenary of International Women's Day. It is open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

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    Minister's Office
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