Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 17, 2014 09:50 ET

Supporting Canada Day Celebrations in Scugog

Member of Parliament Erin O'Toole announces federal funding for Township of Scugog

PORT PERRY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 17, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing the Township of Scugog with $13,200 through the Celebrate Canada program to support its annual Canada Day celebrations. This was announced today by Erin O'Toole, Member of Parliament (Durham), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • Activities for all ages will take place in Palmer Park in Port Perry, including a veterans parade, a kids zone, and theatre and music performances by local artists. The festivities will culminate in a fireworks display.

  • About 15,000 people are expected to attend.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support an event like Port Perry's Canada Day celebration, which brings together thousands of people to celebrate our great country. I encourage Scugog residents to make their way to Palmer Park on July 1 to show their pride in being Canadian!"

-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 Port Perry. 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."

-Erin O'Toole, Member of Parliament (Durham)

"The residents and visitors to Scugog appreciate the Celebrate Canada grant, and are aware that, without it, we would not be able to host such a patriotic Canada Day celebration that embodies the spirit of Canadians, our heritage and freedom."

-Bobbie Drew, Regional Councillor

Associated Links

Celebrate Canada program

Township of Scugog - Canada Day Celebrations

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    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

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