PICKERING, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 22, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Corneliu Chisu, Member of Parliament (Pickering-Scarborough East), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $500 in funding to the Bridge - Church for All Nations Incorporated, $600 to the St. Mary and St. John the Beloved Coptic Orthodox Church, $700 to the Royal Canadian Legion - Bay Ridges Branch 606 and $21,000 to the City of Pickering to celebrate Canada Day.

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

Quick Facts

  • 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.
  • 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.


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

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

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

-Corneliu Chisu, Member of Parliament (Pickering-Scarborough East)

"The City of Pickering thanks the Government of Canada for making this meaningful cultural investment. Canada Day is of great significance to all Canadians, and we are excited to honour our heritage while also strengthening and enriching our community."

-David Ryan, Mayor, City of Pickering

Associated Links

Celebrate Canada

History of Canada Day

City of Pickering

The Bridge - Church for All Nations Incorporated

St. Mary and St. John the Beloved Coptic Orthodox Church

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Marisa Monnin
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages

Jillian Lum
Manager of Regional Communications
Ontario Region
Canadian Heritage

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