Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

May 27, 2015 11:00 ET

Government of Canada Supports Celebrate Canada Activities in Winnipeg

Member of Parliament Joyce Bateman announces funding for three organizations

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing total funding of $13,500 through the Celebrate Canada Program to three organizations for Canada Day and Canadian Multiculturalism Day celebrations. A list of the organizations receiving support and a breakdown of the funding is available in the backgrounder Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament (Winnipeg South Centre), 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 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.
  • In 2014, the Government of Canada invested in more than 1,600 projects and events across the country through the Celebrate Canada program.

Quotes

"Celebrate Canada celebrations are an opportunity to express our national pride and celebrate living in a free, democratic, bilingual and multicultural country. On the road to the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, let's discover and appreciate all of the things that make this the strong, proud and free country we know today."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Our Government is proud to support local organizations that bring together communities to celebrate Canada Day and Canadian Multiculturalism Day here in Manitoba. I invite everyone to take part in these events and show your Canadian pride!"

-Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament (Winnipeg South Centre)

"We are excited to once again have the support of the Government of Canada for our event. There will be something for everyone at this year's Canada Day celebrations in Osborne Village, so come join us!"

- Stephanie Meilleur, Executive Director, Osborne Village Business Improvement Zone

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Backgrounder

Government of Canada Supports Celebrate Canada Activities in Winnipeg

Member of Parliament Joyce Bateman announces funding for three organizations

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
Winnipeg Osborne Village Business Improvement Zone Osborne Village's Canada Day Celebrations $9,000
Winnipeg South Winnipeg Kinderschule Inc. German-Canadian Family Fun Day and Social $1,500
Winnipeg Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre Inc. Multiculturalism Day: Celebrating Diversity Through a Disability Lens $3,000
TOTAL: $13,500

Contact Information

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

    Roxanne Carriere
    A/Regional Manager, Communications
    Prairies and Northern Region
    Canadian Heritage
    204-228-8866
    roxanne.carriere@pch.gc.ca

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca