Canada 150: Manitobans Will Be at the Heart of the Celebrations

The Government of Canada invests nearly $300,000 to support new projects in Manitoba

WINNIPEG, April 28, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament (Winnipeg South Centre), today announced funding for a series of new community projects in Manitoba to highlight Canada 150. Minister Carr made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Government of Canada provides funding through the Canada 150 Fund with the goal of helping Canadians across the country take part in celebrations for this milestone year. This important anniversary will be celebrated in cities and towns across Manitoba and Canada.


"Through these projects, Canadians and visitors can highlight Canada 150 in Manitoba. The celebrations will leave a legacy for future generations, strengthen the bonds that unite us and let us look to our country's future with optimism. The year 2017 will be a memorable one, and Manitoba will be part of it. So go ahead—participate and celebrate!"

—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister for Canadian Heritage

"We are supporting activities from coast to coast to coast to highlight Canada 150. The funding provided to Manitoban organizations will allow us to honour the achievements of communities in the region and their contributions to building the Canada we know today. I invite Manitobans to join all Canadians in highlighting this important anniversary."

—The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament (Winnipeg South Centre)

Quick Facts

The Government of Canada is providing a total of $293,490 to the projects announced today.

The main themes of the Government of Canada's vision for the 150th anniversary of Confederation are diversity and inclusiveness, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, the environment and youth.

The Canada 150 Fund was established in April 2015. It has an overall budget of $200 million.

Celebrations will be held throughout the year to highlight the 150th anniversary of Confederation, an important milestone in the history of Canada.

Associated Links


Data Tables

List of community projects announced today

Name of organization

Name of activity



Altona & District Recreation office

Altona & Area Celebrates Canada's 150th Birthday Party and Celebrations



Beausejour Brokenhead Development Corporation (BBDC)

150 Canada Anniversary for Beausejour & North Eastman Region



Bunibonibee Cree Nation

Bunibonibee Celebrates Canada



Graffiti Art Programming

Wall-to-Wall Mentorship Program



Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

Lieutenant Governor's "Regal Celebration" Tree Project



Rural Municipality of Gimli

Canada 150 – Recycle Bottle Sculpture Project



Rural Municipality of North Cypress-Langford

Canada 150 Mosaic Mural



Rural Municipality of Ritchiot

Celebrating our Heritage



Spirit Way

AuroraFest 150



Union nationale métisse Saint-Joseph du Manitoba

The Great Métis Gathering – Homecoming of The Red Shirts



University of Manitoba – Office of Research Services

Circles for Reconciliation





SOURCE Canadian Heritage

For further information: (media only), please contact: Rachel Rappaport, Press Secretary (interim), Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, 819-997-7788; Media Relations: Canadian Heritage, 819-994-9101, 1-866-569-6155,


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