Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

February 04, 2011 14:30 ET

Government of Canada Supports Lieutenant Governor's Winter Festival in Brandon, Manitoba

BRANDON, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Feb. 4, 2011) - Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today announced support for the Lieutenant Governor's Winter Festival taking place throughout Brandon, Manitoba.

"Nothing says Canada like winter. Festivals such as this are not only a great opportunity to get out and enjoy this chilly season, but also a chance for communities to celebrate Canada's diversity, common values, history, and experiences." said Kenney.

"This rich and vibrant festival is a great opportunity for Brandon's multicultural community to showcase their diverse backgrounds," said Merv Tweed, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris. "I'm pleased that our government continues to support these opportunities in Brandon and across the country." 

The Lieutenant Governor's Winter Festival Committee is receiving $15,000 for the event under Citizenship and Immigration Canada's new Inter-Action program.

The festival is a citywide celebration of culture through education, cuisine and entertainment in 13 different cultural pavilions. Taking place February 3 to 5, 2011 at various locations in Brandon, it is open to the public. Please visit the festival's website at http://www.city.brandon.mb.ca/winterfestival for more information.

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    Minister's Office
    Celyeste Power
    or
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