Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

February 21, 2011 15:46 ET

Government of Canada supports Black History Month celebrations in Nanaimo

NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2011) - Dr. James Lunney, Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Alberni, today announced financial support for Black History Month celebrations taking place throughout Nanaimo, British Columbia.

"By funding festivals like this one, we help showcase the diversity of our country, and the many artistic talents of Canadians," said MP Lunney on behalf of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney.

The Nanaimo African Heritage Society is receiving $15,000 for the event under Citizenship and Immigration Canada's Inter-Action program.

"The Inter-Action program aims to create opportunities for different cultural and faith communities to build bridges based on our shared values, history and institutions," said MP Lunney.

The festival, which will take place February 6 to 27 at various locations in Nanaimo, is open to the public. Activities will include music and prose sessions, storytelling activities, and educational workshops. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Please visit http://www.nanaimoafricanheritagesociety.com/site/ for more information.

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