Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

March 07, 2008 15:00 ET

Secretary of State Kenney to Attend "An Evening with Chinese Treasures" Fundraising Gala

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 7, 2008) - The Honourable Jason Kenney, Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity), will attend the Canadian Foundation for Chinese Heritage Preservation's 7th annual fundraising gala, "An Evening with Chinese Treasures," tomorrow in Toronto.

"The Government of Canada is proud to take part in this event," said Secretary of State Kenney. "I commend the Foundation on its ongoing work in education and preservation. Safeguarding these treasures helps bring history to life for current and future generations."

"On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Foundation for Chinese Heritage Preservation, I am very pleased to learn that the Honourable Jason Kenney has accepted our invitation to attend our annual fundraising gala," said Sonja Chong, Chair of the Canadian Foundation for Chinese Heritage Preservation. "The Foundation deeply appreciates the support of the Government of Canada and the Honourable Jason Kenney in our efforts."

This gala aims to raise funds to support the activities of the Canadian Foundation for Chinese Heritage Preservation, a national charitable organization registered in Canada since July 1993. The Foundation's objective is to educate and promote Canadian interest in the preservation and appreciation of Chinese cultural and historical treasures.

The Government of Canada is committed to reaching out to all Canadians and is developing lasting relationships with ethnic and religious communities in Canada. It encourages these communities to participate fully in Canadian society by enhancing their level of economic, social, and cultural integration.

This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Jason Kenney, PC, MP
    Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity)
    Alykhan Velshi
    Director of Communications
    819-934-1122