Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

May 25, 2015 14:45 ET

Government of Canada Supports Canada Day Celebrations in Kawartha Lakes

Funding from the Celebrate Canada program helps make community event possible

LINDSAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 25, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Barry Devolin, Member of Parliament (Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $27,200 in funding to the City of Kawartha Lakes to celebrate Canada Day.

This funding, provided through the Celebrate Canada program, will enable the organization to offer Canada Day activities in the Kawartha Lakes area on 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.

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 events like this, 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 is a wonderful opportunity for communities to come together to express our national pride and celebrate living in a free, democratic, bilingual and multicultural country. I am delighted that our Government is providing support for Canada Day celebrations in the Kawartha Lakes region."

-Barry Devolin, Member of Parliament (Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock)

"Canada Day in Kawartha Lakes is always a much enjoyed and appreciated event for thousands of residents, visitors, families and children. In celebration of Canada's birthday, a series of events and activities are held across the municipality to represent the history and culture of our diverse towns and villages. Providing parades, entertainment, activities for kids and families, lots of food, and stunning fireworks displays, Canada Day events in Kawartha Lakes are our way of saying thanks to all the people of our municipality and to provide family-focused parties in celebration of our great nation."

-Andy Letham, Mayor, City of Kawartha Lakes

Associated Links

Celebrate Canada

History of Canada Day

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Contact Information

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

    Jillian Lum
    Manager of Regional Communications
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage
    416-973-2050
    jillian.lum@pch.gc.ca

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