SELKIRK, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - June 15, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing total funding of $43,967 to 19 organizations through the Celebrate Canada program for National Aboriginal Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day and Canada Day celebrations. A list of the organizations receiving support and a breakdown of the funding is available in the backgrounder.

James Bezan, Member of Parliament (Selkirk-Interlake), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

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.
  • In 2014, the Government of Canada provided funding for more than 1,600 projects and events across the country through the Celebrate Canada program.


"Celebrate Canada activities are an opportunity to express our national pride and celebrate living in a free, democratic, bilingual and multicultural country. On the road to the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, let's discover and appreciate all of the things that make this the strong, proud and free country we know today."

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

"Our Government is proud to support local organizations that allow our communities to gather and celebrate activities throughout the Celebrate Canada week. I encourage everyone to come out and participate in these festivities and show your Canadian pride!"

-James Bezan, Member of Parliament (Selkirk-Interlake)

"The support we receive from the Government of Canada allows us to offer a variety of free activities to the local community. I welcome everyone to come out and enjoy our family-friendly event and celebrate Canada Day in Teulon."

-Brian Borkowsky, Teulon Canada Day Committee

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Government of Canada Announces Support for Celebrate Canada Activities in Manitoba's Interlake Region
Member of Parliament James Bezan announces funding for 19 organizations

City Organization Project Amount
Alexander Rural Municipality of Whitehead Canada Day Celebrations $ 1,000
Beausejour Royal Canadian Legion #132 Beausejour Branch Beausejour Canada Day Celebration $ 3,000
Dallas / Red Rose Dallas / Red Rose Community Council Canada Day Celebrations $ 1,000
Gypsumville Dauphin River Community Council Canada Day Celebrations $ 1,000
Inwood Inwood Memorial Community Center Inc. Canada Day Celebration $ 1,500
Inwood Madeline Armstrong Métis Local Annual Aboriginal Day Jamboree $ 1,500
Koostatak Fisher River Cree Nation Sports And Recreation Canada Day Celebration $ 1,500
Matheson Island Matheson Island Community Council Happy Birthday Canada!!! 2015 $ 1,000
Matlock Matlock Recreational Club Canada Day Celebrations $ 720
Moosehorn Grahamdale Development Corporation Celebrate Canada 2015 $ 1,500
Riverton Riverton Bifrost Recreation Co Canada Day Celebration $ 1,000
Riverton Riverton And District Friendship Centre Inc. Celebrate Canada Events $ 5,685
Selkirk Selkirk Friendship Centre Inc. National Aboriginal Day Celebration 2015 $ 1,300
Selkirk Selkirk Canada Day Committee Annual Canada Day Celebrations $ 5,490
Stonewall Town of Stonewall Town of Stonewall Canada Day Celebration $ 3,000
Stony Mountain Stony Mountain Community Association Inc. Canada Day $ 672
Teulon Canada Day Committee - Teulon Canada Day Celebration $ 3,750
Victoria Beach 5397643 Manitoba Limited (Aka Saffies General Store) Glorious and Free at Albert Beach 2015 $ 1,450
Woodlands Rural Municipality Of Woodlands RM of Woodlands 135th Anniversary Celebration $ 7,900

TOTAL $ 43, 967

Contact Information:

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

Roxanne Carriere
A/Regional Manager, Communications
Prairies and Northern Region
Canadian Heritage

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage