Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 15, 2015 09:30 ET

Government of Canada Supports Canada Day Events in Vaughan

Funding from the Celebrate Canada program helps make community event possible

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 15, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament (Vaughan), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $6,500 in funding for the City of Vaughan.

This funding, provided through the Celebrate Canada program, will enable the City of Vaughan to offer Canada Day activities 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 our great country. I am delighted that our Government is providing financial assistance for Canada Day celebrations undertaken by the City of Vaughan, helping support a fun-filled and free family-friendly event at Mackenzie Glen District Park that many in our community look forward to."

-The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament (Vaughan)

"Canada Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate our citizenship and express gratitude to a country that we know is the best in the world. The City of Vaughan is proud to host one of the largest and most exciting Canada Day events in the GTA, which draws thousands of residents and visitors to enjoy family-friendly activities and incredible live entertainment. We are thankful to all of our community partners and generous sponsors, including Canadian Heritage, whose contribution helps to support our goal of making this a successful event year after year."

-The Honourable Maurizio Bevilacqua, P.C., Mayor, City of Vaughan

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

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

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