Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

May 21, 2015 14:47 ET

Government of Canada Supports Canada Day Events in Sauble Beach

Funding from the Celebrate Canada program helps make community event possible

SAUBLE BEACH, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 21, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

On behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Larry Miller, Member of Parliament (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound), today announced $15,000 in funding for the Sauble Beach Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Canada Day.

This funding, provided through the Celebrate Canada program, will enable the organization to offer Canada Day activities in Sauble Beach on June 30 and 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 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 of 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 in Sauble Beach. 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 attend one of the many local Canada Day celebrations throughout Bruce and Grey."

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

"Sauble Beach has been an outstanding social gathering place for Canadians for many years, as many fine memories and new vacation experiences are created here every summer. The Chamber of Commerce and the residents and visitors to Sauble Beach deeply appreciate the support provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage as the Canada Day celebrations continue to contribute to the Canadian social fabric."

-Steve Holler, Manger, Sauble Beach Chamber of Commerce

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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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