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

On behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Harold Albrecht, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga today announced $1,500 in funding for the Township of Woolwich to celebrate Canada Day.

This funding, provided through the Celebrate Canada program, will enable the organization to offer Canada Day activities in Elmira on July 1, 2015.

Quick Facts

  • The Department of Canadian Heritage provides funding 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 celebrating our pride, our values and our accomplishments. By supporting such events, 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 Elmira."

-Harold Albrecht, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga

"The commemoration of Canada Day is always a great opportunity to reflect on how fortunate we are to live in the greatest country in the world. The Township is proud to host our annual Canada Day event in Elmira, and we are grateful to the Department of Canadian Heritage for continuing to provide support for this important community celebration."

-Sandy Shantz, Mayor, Township of Woolwich

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Marisa Monnin
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Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
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Jillian Lum
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Ontario Region
Canadian Heritage

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