Federal Government Supports Local Canada Day Events

May 29, 2015

Federal Government Supports Local Canada Day Events


Ottawa, ON – Today, on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, announced that 4 local organizations will receive a total of $11,500 in funding for Canada Day celebrations.


The organizations that will receive funding are as follows:


  • City of Owen Sound – $5,000
  • Lions Club of West Grey Durham – $3,000
  • Tobermory Chamber of Commerce – $2,000
  • Priceville Improvement Committee – $1,500


This funding is being received through the Celebrate Canada program and will support local Canada Day celebrations. Through the Celebrate Canada program, the Department of Canadian Heritage annually provides funding to activities organized in celebration of Canada Day.


Minister Glover stated that: “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 to increase public awareness about our history and heritage.”


Ian Boddy, Mayor of Owen Sound, added that: “Owen Sound is a former Cultural Capital of Canada with a longstanding tradition of proudly celebrating our Dominion and Canada Day with great music, theatre, and dance, good food, games and rides for children. The highlight for many is the spectacular fireworks display at the end of the evening. Our celebration takes place beside the bay in our beautiful Kelso Beach Park, welcoming thousands of local residents and visitors. We’re very thankful to the Department of Canadian Heritage for its support.”


“I am very pleased to see that the Federal Government is supporting Canada Day celebrations throughout Bruce and Grey. This Canada Day is especially significant as 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada,” said Miller. “I strongly encourage all residents to come out and celebrate our great country at one of the many local Canada Day celebrations this year.”


For more information, please visit; http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1290623024175.