Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

June 29, 2008 12:30 ET

Government of Canada Supports Village of Milford's 200th Anniversary Celebrations

MILFORD, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 29, 2008) - Residents and visitors of Milford will be able to celebrate the village's 200th anniversary, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

Daryl Kramp, Member of Parliament (Prince Edward-Hastings), on behalf of the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages and Minister for La Francophonie, today announced funding for the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Village of Milford.

The $14,000 in funding will support a series of heritage activities to commemorate the town's past and celebrate its 200th anniversary. The events running from June 18 until December 31, 2008, will include performances and activities that will bring community members of all ages together and will showcase local musical and artistic talent.

"The Government of Canada is pleased to announce funding for the village of Milford's 200th anniversary celebrations," said Minister Verner. "We are proud to partner with communities to support activities that celebrate local history, arts, and heritage."

"It is important that future generations be aware of their origins, as well as the rich and diverse history we have in Prince Edward County," said Mr. Kramp. "Milford's 200th anniversary will increase pride among its citizens and bring people together across Prince Edward County."

"Celebrating 200 years of history in the village of Milford has brought together creative energy that will help revitalize our community," said Reverend Jean Wilson, Chair of the Milford 200 Planning Committee. "The community anniversaries grant will go a long way to assist with our celebrations."

The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage (BCAH) program, announced in September 2007, provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in local activities that present arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage. This program will benefit many community events and celebrations in Canada throughout the coming year.

The Government of Canada is committed to building stronger communities and to providing all Canadians with opportunities to get involved in their communities and in celebrating Canadian arts and heritage.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage,
    Status of Women and Official Languages
    and Minister for La Francophonie
    Dominic Gosselin
    Press Secretary
    819-997-7788
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Donald Boulanger
    A/Chief, Media Relations
    819-994-9101