Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 26, 2015 15:45 ET

Take Part in Canada Day Celebrations in Central Alberta

Government of Canada provides support to 13 organizations

MANNVILLE, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 26, 2015) - Canadian Heritage

Leon Benoit, Member of Parliament for Vegreville-Wainwright, on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $29,200 in funding through the Celebrate Canada program for 13 local Canada Day celebrations in villages, towns and cities in the riding.

Quick Facts

  • In total, these celebrations are expected to attract 30,000 participants.
  • The Department of Canadian Heritage provides financial support for activities organized on specific days during the Celebrate Canada period from June 21 to July 1.
  • Celebrate Canada 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

"Local festivals and celebrations help to build momentum on the road to the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017-a pivotal milestone in our nationhood and what is sure to be an exceptional year for Canadians and our country. Canadians are encouraged to participate in local, regional and national events and initiatives, and actively contribute ideas for this important event."

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

"Each year, millions of Canadians flock to Canada Day celebrations across the country to recognize and celebrate Canada's outstanding persons, places and events. I would like to extend best wishes to all the volunteers for their continued efforts to make these Canada Day celebrations in Central Alberta a success."

-Leon Benoit, Member of Parliament (Vegreville-Wainwright)

Associated Links

Celebrate Canada

History of Canada Day

The Canada 150 Fund

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Anna Gravelle
    Regional Communications Manager
    Canadian Heritage
    Western Region
    604-666-6504

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
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