Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 16, 2015 12:00 ET

Northwestern Alberta Gets a Celebrate Canada Boost

Member of Parliament Chris Warkentin announces Celebrate Canada support for 12 organizations

GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 16, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Today, 12 organizations in northwestern Alberta received support to present local celebrations as part of the Celebrate Canada program. Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament for Peace River and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services, announced a total of $37,075 in funding for activities to mark National Aboriginal Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day and Canada Day.

Mr. Warkentin made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • 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.
  • The City of Grande Prairie will receive funding for Canada Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day and National Aboriginal Day programming.
  • Nine organizations will receive funding for their Canada Day programming: the towns of Fairview, Grimshaw, Manning, Peace River and Valleyview; the village of Rycroft; the Smoky River Tourist Association; and the La Crete, and Eaglesham and District agricultural societies.
  • The Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation in Valleyview will receive funding for National Aboriginal Day programming.
  • The Zone 6 North West Development Society in Peace River will receive funding for Canadian Multiculturalism Day programming.
  • In 2014, the Government of Canada invested in more than 1,600 projects and events across the country through the Celebrate Canada program.

Quotes

"Our Government is pleased to provide this investment to offer Canadians access to engaging cultural experiences, including opportunities to learn about Canada's history, heritage and culture. These celebrations allow us to explore our pride and reflect upon our great accomplishments as a nation as we move closer to the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017."

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

"The Celebrate Canada period offers opportunities for communities to come together to share in our collective history and celebrate living in a free, democratic and strong nation. I encourage everyone in the Peace Country to go take part in these celebrations and others across Alberta. Our Government is proud to be part of these wonderful activities."

-Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament for Peace River and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services

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Celebrate Canada Program

This program provides funding for activities organized for 4 special days during the 11-day Celebrate Canada period, which include 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 Funding and Year
Eaglesham Eaglesham and District Agricultural Society Community Canada Day Celebration $400 (2015-16)
Fairview Town of Fairview Canada Day Celebrations $3,000 (2015-16)
Fahler Smoky River Tourist Association Canada Day Celebration $575 (2015-16)
Grimshaw Town of Grimshaw Canada Day $2,500 (2015-16)
Grande Prairie City of Grande Prairie Canada Day Committee Grande Prairie Canada Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day and National Aboriginal Day Celebrations $16,000 (2015-16)
La Crete La Crete Agricultural Society Celebrate Canada in La Crete 2015 $3,000 (2015-16)
Manning Town of Manning Canada Day 2015 $900 (2015-16)
Peace River Town of Peace River 2015 Town of Peace River Canada Day Celebration $2,000 (2015-16)
Peace River Zone 6 North West Development Society Celebrating Canada Through Culture $1,000 (2015-16)
Rycroft Village of Rycroft Canada Day Celebration 2015 $2,500 (2015-16)
Valleyview Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation Aboriginal Day 2015 $2,000 (2015-16)
Valleyview Town of Valleyview Canada Day 2015 $3,200 (2015-16)
TOTAL: $37,075

Contact Information

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

    Anna Gravelle
    Regional Communications Manager
    Canadian Heritage
    Western Region
    604-666-6504

    Media Relations
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