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

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

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