Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

May 29, 2015 14:00 ET

Support for Celebrate Canada Activities in West St. Paul and Winnipeg

Member of Parliament Joy Smith announces funding for two organizations

WEST ST. PAUL, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - May 29, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing the West St. Paul Canada Day Committee with $1,710 in funding for its July 1 celebrations and the Multiculturalism Day Steering Committee with $10,000 for its Canadian Multiculturalism Day event, taking place on June 28, in Winnipeg. Funding is provided through the Celebrate Canada program.

Joy Smith, Member of Parliament (Kildonan-St.Paul) 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 helped fund more than 1,600 projects and events across the country through the Celebrate Canada program.

Quotes

"Celebrate Canada activities are an opportunity to express our national pride and celebrate living in a free, democratic, bilingual and multicultural country. On the road to the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, let's celebrate everything that makes Canada the strong, proud and free country we know today."

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

"Our Government is proud to support these local organizations as they plan activities for us to gather and celebrate our diversity and express our national pride. I encourage everyone to participate in the activities and show their pride in being Canadian."

-Joy Smith, Member of Parliament (Kildonan-St.Paul)

"The financial support we receive through the Celebrate Canada program has been incredible over the past several years and continues to be vital for the future of our annual Canada Day event in West St. Paul. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Government of Canada for this support and for making this program accessible to organizations like ours."

-Ryan Yackel, Fire Chief and Canada Day Event Co-Coordinator

Associated Links

Celebrate Canada

History of Canada Day

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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    Prairies and Northern Region
    Canadian Heritage
    204-228-8866
    roxanne.carriere@pch.gc.ca

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