Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 26, 2015 13:45 ET

Government of Canada Supports Canada Day Events in Northwestern Ontario

Funding from the Celebrate Canada program helps make community events possible

IGNACE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 26, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $19,100 in funding to 7 organizations in the Kenora area through the Celebrate Canada program. A list of the organizations receiving support and a breakdown of the funding is available in the backgrounder.

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources, Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario and Member of Parliament (Kenora), 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 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 these, our Government is honouring its commitment to strengthen our communities and 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 Northwestern Ontario."

-The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources, Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario and Member of Parliament (Kenora)

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  • Backgrounder

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Backgrounder

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
Sachigo Lake Sachigo Lake First Nation Celebrating National Aboriginal Day and Canada Day $7,000
Dryden Wabigoon Lake Ojibway First Nation Celebrating Unity $5,000
Dryden Dryden Development Corporation Canada Day Celebrations $2,000
Ear Falls Ear Falls Community Canada Days Committee 2015 Canada Day Celebrations $1,600
Red Lake Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre Passport to Culture $1,500
Wabigoon Local Services Board of Wabigoon Canada Day Celebrations $1,000
Ignace Township of Ignace Celebrate Canada 2015 $1,000
TOTAL: $19,100

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