Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

May 29, 2015 10:00 ET

Government of Canada Supports Canada Day Events in Kitchener

Funding from the Celebrate Canada program helps make community event possible

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

Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament (Kitchener Centre), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $20,000 in funding to the Downtown Kitchener Business Improvement Area.

This funding, provided through the Celebrate Canada program, will enable the organization to offer Canada Day activities in Kitchener on July 1, 2015.

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 this event that celebrates 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 great opportunity for our community to come together to express our national pride and to celebrate living in a free, democratic and multicultural country. The Government's support for Canada Day celebrations in Kitchener is a great boost for our city."

-Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament (Kitchener Centre)

"I am delighted that our Government is providing support for the 2015 Canada Day celebrations in Downtown Kitchener. This Canada Day is particularly special, as we also celebrate the 50th anniversary of our national flag. Members of the community will share in an afternoon and evening celebration that will include live entertainment and will end with a spectacular firework display."

-Linda Jutzi, Executive Director, Downtown Kitchener Business Improvement Area

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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

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

    Media Relations
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