Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

May 13, 2015 10:00 ET

Supporting Canada Day Celebrations in Perth-Wellington

Government of Canada makes community events possible through the Celebrate Canada program

STRATFORD, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 13, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Gary Schellenberger, Member of Parliament (Perth-Wellington), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $4,000 in funding for the Corporation of the City of Stratford - Stratford City Centre Committee, $3,600 for the Crossroads Life Church, $3,500 for the Kinsmen Club of Stratford, $560 for the Rotary Club of Mitchell, and $500 for the Corporation of the Town of St. Mary's.

This support, provided through the Celebrate Canada program, will enable these organizations to offer Canada Day activities in Perth-Wellington on July 1, 2015.

Quick Facts

  • The Department of Canadian Heritage provides financial support for activities organized on special 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.

Quotes

"As we approach the 150th anniversary of Confederation, I invite all Canadians to come out and take part in these events that celebrate our pride, our values and our accomplishments. By supporting events like these, our Government is honouring its commitment to strengthen our communities and increase public awareness of our history and heritage."

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

"I am delighted that our Government is providing support for Canada Day celebrations in Perth-Wellington. Canada Day is a wonderful opportunity for friends, families and neighbours to come together to express our national pride and celebrate living in a free, democratic, bilingual and multicultural country."

-Gary Schellenberger, Member of Parliament (Perth-Wellington)

"Every year, all the businesses of downtown Stratford and a number of partners present a celebration of Canada's birthday. Entertainment, activities for the kids, bronze-star presentations and lots of great food always combine to make this a wonderful party, which is simply our way of saying thanks to all the people of Stratford for their support throughout the year."

-Rob Russell, Chair of Stratford City Centre BIA

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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
    819-997-7788

    Jillian Lum
    Manager of Regional Communications
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage
    416-973-2050
    jillian.lum@pch.gc.ca

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