Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 29, 2015 10:00 ET

Government of Canada Supports Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day and Canada Day Events in Aurora

Funding from the Celebrate Canada program helps make community events possible

AURORA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 29, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Lois Brown, Member of Parliament (Newmarket-Aurora), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $25,000 in funding to the Corporation of the Town of Aurora.

This funding, provided through the Celebrate Canada program, will enable the Town of Aurora to offer Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day and Canada Day activities from June 22 to July 1, 2015.

Quick Facts

  • The Department of Canadian Heritage provides financial support for activities organized on specific days during the Celebrate Canada period from June 21 to July 1.
  • The Celebrate Canada period includes National Aboriginal Day on June 21, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27 and Canada Day on July 1.


"As we approach the 150th anniversary of Confederation, I invite all Canadians to come out and take part in these events that celebrate our pride, our values and our accomplishments. By supporting events like these, our Government is honouring its commitment to strengthen our communities and to increase public awareness about our history and heritage."

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

"Canada Day and Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day are wonderful opportunities for communities to come together to express our national pride and celebrate living in our great country. I am delighted that our Government is providing financial assistance for celebrations that many in our community look forward to."

- Lois Brown, Member of Parliament (Newmarket-Aurora)

"The Town of Aurora celebrates Canada Day in style with a host of family-friendly events, including our Canada Day parade, Music in the Park, classic car show, First Nations demonstrations, Aurora Teen Idol and our brilliant fireworks display. I would like to thank the Government of Canada for their generous financial contribution to our Canada Day celebration, which helps to provide a rich cultural experience for residents and visitors through the promotion of our Canadian values and heritage."

- Geoffrey Dawe, Mayor, Town of Aurora

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages

    Renee Mactaggart
    Regional Communications Director
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage