Harper Government Invites Canadian Organizations to Celebrate Canada

GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Organizations wishing to apply for funding to plan Celebrate Canada 2012 activities may submit applications starting today, and up until January 16, 2012.

The Government of Canada provides financial assistance for activities organized during the Celebrate Canada period, from June 21 to July 1. These activities celebrate 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.

"I invite all Canadians to plan events that showcase our pride, values and achievements, and I encourage our communities to turn out in large numbers to celebrate Canada in 2012," said the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. "By supporting these activities, our Government is delivering on its commitment to make our communities stronger and to support our Canadian heritage."

Eligible recipients for funding include Canadian not-for-profit organizations; unincorporated associations; Canadian businesses organizing projects of a non-commercial nature; Canadian educational institutions and municipal governments; and other municipal, provincial or territorial institutions.

The funding application form and detailed information about application requirements and eligible expenses are available on the Celebrate Canada website under the How to obtain funding tab.

The Department will accept applications mailed (postmarked) or delivered to a Canadian Heritage regional office by Monday, January 16, 2012. Applications postmarked or delivered after this date will not be accepted.

For more information about Celebrate Canada and its four days of festivities, visit http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/canada.


SOURCE Canadian Heritage

For further information:

For more information (media only), please contact:

Sébastien Gariépy
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
819-997-7788
          Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
819-994-9101
1-866-569-6155
media@pch.gc.ca

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)

 


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