Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 05, 2015 17:00 ET

Time to Celebrate! Canada Day 2015 Celebrations in Delta Receive Government Support

Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay Announces Celebrate Canada support for four organizations

DELTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 5, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament (Delta- Richmond East) today announced $9,000 in funding for four Canada Day celebrations in Delta, British Columbia.

This support, provided through the Celebrate Canada program, will enable local community organizations to offer residents and visitors opportunities to learn about Canada's history and heritage and the chance to participate in cultural programming.

Quick Facts

  • Four organizations across the District Municipality of Delta will receive funding for their 2015 Canada Day Celebrations: the Corporation of Delta, the Delta Museum and Archives, the Kirkland House Foundation and the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club.
  • 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 provided funding for more than 1,600 projects and events across the country through the Celebrate Canada program.

Quotes

"As we approach 150 years of nationhood, we should take stock of who we are, what we have achieved and what we aspire to be. Our Government is proud to support local Canada Day festivities across the country. Canada Day provides us with an opportunity to celebrate all things that make our great nation united, strong and free."

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

"With this funding, our Government is honouring its commitment to strengthen our communities and to increase public awareness about our history and heritage. I invite British Columbians from across the Lower Mainland to come out and take part in these events celebrating our pride, our values and our accomplishments."

- The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament (Delta-Richmond East)

"Canada Day celebrations in North Delta alone attract nearly 7,000 people with diverse cultural backgrounds. The Government of Canada's funding for this annual event helps us to provide free entertainment, fireworks, games and activities for our community and-most importantly-gives us all an opportunity to come together to celebrate being Canadian!"

- Her Worship Lois E. Jackson, Mayor of Delta

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Celebrate Canada Program

Celebrate Canada is a four-day celebration that takes place from June 21 to July 1 and 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 Funding and Year
Delta Corporation of Delta Canada Day Celebration $6,000 (2015-16)
Delta Delta Museum and Archives Celebrate Canada Day 2015 $1,200 (2015-16)
Delta Kirkland House Foundation Canada Day 2015 $400 (2015-16)
Tsawwassen Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club Canada Day Celebration $1,400 (2015-16)
TOTAL: $9,000

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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