Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

May 25, 2015 12:00 ET

Support for Celebrate Canada Activities in Saskatoon and Surrounding Areas

Member of Parliament Maurice Vellacott announces funding for 16 organizations

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - May 25, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $29,450 in funding to 16 organizations through the Celebrate Canada Program for National Aboriginal Day, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day and Canada Day celebrations. A list of the organizations receiving support and a breakdown of the funding is available in the backgrounder.

Maurice Vellacott, Member of Parliament (Saskatoon-Wanuskewin), 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 under the Celebrate Canada program.

Quotes

"As we approach Canada's 150th anniversary, I invite all Canadians to take part in events celebrating our pride, our values and our accomplishments in a country that is strong, proud and free. These celebrations strengthen our communities and remind us where we came from and who we are as Canadians."

- Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Our Government is proud to support local organizations in Saskatoon and surrounding areas so they can provide thousands of people with the opportunity to gather and celebrate our great country. This summer, join in these festivities and display your Canadian pride!"

- Maurice Vellacott, Member of Parliament (Saskatoon-Wanuskewin)

"The Town of Osler is very grateful for the funding it receives from the Government of Canada. Without this support, Canada Day fireworks and cake would not be possible. We invite anyone and everyone to our Canada Day celebrations! Thank you for helping our small community celebrate our great country in a big way!"

- Ben Buhler, Mayor of Osler

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Backgrounder

Government of Canada Announces Support for Celebrate Canada Activities in Saskatoon and Surrounding Areas

Member of Parliament Maurice Vellacott announces funding for 16 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
Blaine Lake Martins Lake Regional Park Authority Celebrate Canada Day 2015 $1,000
Duck Lake Duck Lake Historical Museum Society Canada Day Duck Lake Style $3,000
Hague Chante Lake Cabin Owners Association Saint-Jean Baptiste Day Celebration $1,250
Hague Town of Hague Summer Blast Attraction $1,500
Langham Town of Langham Langham Canada Day $2,200
Leask Leask Rec Board Canada Day Celebration $1,000
Marcelin Marcelin Recreation Board Canada Day Celebration $1,500
Martensville Martensville Community Access Centre Canada Day in Martensville 2015 $3,500
Maymont Glenburn Regional Park Authority Canada Day Celebration $500
Osler Town of Osler Osler Celebrates Canada Day! $3,000
Radisson Town of Radisson Radisson & District Canada Day Festival $1,000
Rosthern Seager Wheeler Farm Historical Society Inc. Canada Day Celebration $1,000
Saskatoon Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre National Aboriginal Day $3,000
Saskatoon La Fédération des francophones de Saskatoon Saint-Jean-Baptiste 2015 $1,500
Saskatoon Saskatchewan German Council. Familientag - Family Fun Day $1,500
Warman City Of Warman Canada Day 2015 $3,000
TOTAL: $ 29,450

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