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Nickel Belt – Greater Sudbury Celebrates Canada!

The Government of Canada supported Community Patriotism in multiple communities in Nickel Belt – Greater Sudbury

NICKEL BELT – GREATER SUDBURY – Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, announced a total of $21,876 in funding for 8 organizations in support of their respective Canada Day celebrations, which took place throughout Nickel Belt- Greater Sudbury on July 1st. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.

The funding enabled the organizations to host Canada Day festivities and activities for the residents of all ages in their community:

  • Municipality of French River …………………………………………………..  $4,000
  • Municipality of Killarney ………………………………………………………..  $4,000
  • Lake Wahnapitae Home and Campers Association (Skead)……………….$2,400
  • Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre (Capreol)……… $3,600
  • Municipality of West Nipissing ………………………………………………… $2,000
  • Municipality of Markstay-Warren ……………………………………………..  $2,000
  • Municipality of St.-Charles ………………………………………………………$2,000
  • Coniston Community Action Network…………………………………………  $1,876

The Celebrate Canada program continues to support festivities taking place from June 21 to July 1 throughout the country. This period of celebration features National Indigenous Peoples Day, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day and Canada Day.

The Government of Canada has funded nearly 1,500 projects and activities across the country through the Celebrate Canada program. Canadians will have many opportunities to come together in their community to celebrate what makes our country so remarkable.

Quotes

“Every year, Celebrate Canada days offer us great opportunities to get to know each other better and strengthen the ties that unite us, no matter what our origins. Let’s enjoy the festivities taking place across the country and gather with family and friends to express the pride we feel in our beautiful country.”

– The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism

“Canada day celebrations are filled with fun activities that boost our sense of community spirit. While we celebrate with friends, family and loved ones we honour what it means to truly be Canadian which includes enjoying beautiful landscapes, respecting one another, and celebrating our diverse backgrounds and culture! Thank you to the incredible organizations and volunteers that made these events possible! Hoping everyone had a Happy Canada Day in Nickel Belt/ Greater Sudbury! Was great to meet so many residents during these exciting activities all across the region!”
-Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt

“Heritage Canada has assisted us for the past few years in bringing our lake together to celebrate Canada’s Birthday. It is bigger and better every year, with a Science North demonstration for the children at Tony’s Marina.”
– Eric Stuart (President) LWH&C Assoc.

“Thanks to the Federal Government’s funding, our municipality can offer a family friendly celebration that commemorates the wonderful country we live in.”
-Gisèle Pageau, Mayor of French River

“On behalf of council, we appreciate the ongoing support from the federal government. This financial contribution will be used to host Canada Day festivities in West Nipissing.”
-Joanne Savage, Mayor of West Nipissing

“The funding received from the Federal Government for Canada Day celebrations allows our Municipality to provide activities for children and adults to celebrate Canada Day together!”
-Paul Schoppmann, Mayor of St.-Charles

Quick Facts

  • Celebrate Canada Days, which includes four celebrations, begin on June 21 and end with Canada Day, on July 1.
  • June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a celebration of the peoples, cultures and languages of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis. It coincides with the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Many Indigenous groups celebrate their culture and heritage.
  • June 24 is Saint-Jean-Baptiste—Fête nationale du Québec et de la Francophonie canadienne, which celebrates Francophone culture from coast to coast to coast.
  • June 27, Canadian Multiculturalism Day, was designated on November 13, 2002. This day gives all Canadians the opportunity to celebrate and appreciate the contributions of various multicultural groups and communities to our society.
  • On July 1, Canada Day, Canadians across the country and around the world show their pride in their history, culture, and achievements.
  • An interactive map enables Canadians to locate, by celebration day, all the activities that will take place in their area.

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Celebrate Canada Days 2018

 

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Contact:
Kaylie Dudgeon
Special Assistant
Marc Serré, MP Nickel Belt
Marc.Serre.C1A@parl.gc.ca
705-897-2222