Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

May 29, 2015 10:00 ET

Government of Canada Announces Support for Canada Day Events in Southwestern Ontario

Funding provided through the Celebrate Canada program

OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 29, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $28,050 in funding to 10 organizations in Grey and Bruce counties through the Celebrate Canada Program. A list of the organizations receiving support and a breakdown of the funding is available in the backgrounder.

Larry Miller, Member of Parliament (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Department of Canadian Heritage provides funding 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.

Quotes

"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 such events, 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

"I am very pleased to see that the federal government is supporting Canada Day celebrations throughout Bruce and Grey. This Canada Day is especially significant, as 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada. I strongly encourage all residents to come out and celebrate our great country at one of the many local Canada Day celebrations this year."

- Larry Miller, Member of Parliament (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound)

"Owen Sound is a former Cultural Capital of Canada with a longstanding tradition of proudly celebrating our Dominion and Canada Day with great music, theatre, and dance, good food, games and rides for children. The highlight for many is the spectacular fireworks display at the end of the evening. Our celebration takes place beside the bay in our beautiful Kelso Beach Park, welcoming thousands of local residents and visitors. We're very thankful to the Department of Canadian Heritage for its support."

- Ian Boddy, Mayor, City of Owen Sound

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Backgrounder

Government of Canada Announces Support for Celebrate Canada Activities in Southwestern Ontario

Member of Parliament Larry Miller announces funding for 10 organizations.

Celebrate Canada Program
This program provides funding 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.
City Organization Project Amount
Owen Sound City of Owen Sound Owen Sound Celebrates Canada Day $5,000
Markdale Corporation of the Municipality of Grey Highlands Grey Highlands Celebrates Canada $4,800
Meaford Corporation of the Municipality of Meaford Canada Day 2015 Celebrations $4,000
Holstein Optimist Club of Egremont Township Ontario Canada Day Holstein Fireworks Festival $3,000
Durham Lions Club of the West Grey Durham Durham Loves Canada $3,000
Wiarton Wiarton and District Chamber of Commerce Canada Day 2015 $2,500
Tobermory Tobermory Chamber of Commerce Canada Day - Celebrate the Canadian Flag! $2,000
Chesley Kinsmen Club of Chesley Julyfest 2015 $1,500
Priceville Priceville Improvement Committee to celebrate Canada Day Canada Day Celebration 2015 $1,500
Allenford Allenford Improvement Association Celebrate Canada with Allenfest 2015 $750
TOTAL: $28,050

Contact Information

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

    Renee Mactaggart
    Regional Communications Director
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage
    416-973-2050
    renee.mactaggart@pch.gc.ca

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca