Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 17, 2015 14:38 ET

REMINDER: Volunteers Wanted for Canada Day Celebrations in the National Capital Region

Open invitation

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 17, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage is looking for dynamic people looking to help out during the festivities organized on July 1 at the three official sites in Canada's Capital Region: Parliament Hill and Major's Hill Park in Ottawa, and Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau.

Volunteers will be given various tasks, such as handing out Canadian flags, ensuring crowd control, greeting people with special needs, helping visitors take part in various activities and serving as information officers.

Anyone interested is asked to contact the Canadian Heritage Volunteer Centre at 819-956-2626 or benevoles.volunteers@pch.gc.ca.

Quick Facts

  • Every year, over 500 volunteers assist in Canada Day celebrations in the capital.
  • On average, Canada Day in the capital attracts 350,000 people, one-third of whom are tourists.
  • Manulife is the official sponsor for the Canada Day volunteer program for the fourth year in a row.

Quotes

"Giving back to the community just feels good! Be part of a team of committed people who want to make our national celebrations a resounding success. With the 150th anniversary of Confederation coming up in 2017, we should all seize every opportunity to take part in the many festivities highlighting our Canadian identity and showcasing the best of Canada, a country that is strong, proud and free."

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

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Contact Information

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

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