Barrhaven ON, June 17 2011 – Every year, the federal government, through the Ministry of Canadian Heritage, provides financial support for activities organized during the Celebrate Canada period from June 21st to July 1st. These activities celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21st, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24th, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27th and Canada Day on July 1st. This eleven day celebration brings Canadians together, strengthens our communities and helps us to understand the citizenship we all share.
On June 17, 2011 Pierre Poilievre, MP for Nepean-Carleton, announced that Canadian Heritage has granted over ten thousand dollars to the Barrhaven Canada Day Committee to help make the event a success. The funds will go towards fireworks, live entertainment from members of the community, as well as games and activities for children. It is expected that 30,000 people will participate in this celebration on July 1st and will involve a wide array of people from the community. Darrell Bartraw, Chair of the Mattamy Homes Canada Day in Barrhaven, said “We are very excited for what we have planned for this years’ Canada Day Celebrations at Clarke Fields Park – we hope that you will agree that this is the biggest and best Barrhaven Canada Day Celebration yet!”
Poilievre said “Canada Day is an opportunity to celebrate the country we live in and I am happy that the federal government is encouraging this effort through the Celebrate Canada Fund. I am honoured to announce that, this year, the Barrhaven Canada Day Committee is receiving $11,875.”
This year marks Canada’s 143rd birthday and the Government is investing in approximately 1800 projects across the country.
For more information on the Mattamy Homes Canada Day in Barrhaven, visit www.canadadaybarrhaven.ca.