Bay of Quinte Paints the Town Red!
The Government of Canada supports Celebrate Canada festivities in communities across the country
Belleville, Ontario – 15 June, 2018
Today, Neil Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte, announced $16,000 dollars in funding for the City of Quinte West and the County of Prince Edward for Canada Day events, which will take place in the Bay of Quinte during Celebrate Canada Days 2018. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
The funding will enable Quinte West and Prince Edward County to host Canada Day festivities on July 1st, in recognition of Canada’s 151st year of Confederation.
Again this year, the Celebrate Canada program will support cultural and social activities taking place from June 21 to July 1 throughout the country. This period of celebration features National Indigenous Peoples Day, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day—Fête nationale du Québec and the Francophonie canadienne, Canadian Multiculturalism Day and Canada Day.
The Government of Canada has funded nearly 1,500 projects and events across the country through the Celebrate Canada program. Canadians will have many opportunities to come together in their community to enjoy the food, music, histories and past-times that make our country so remarkable.
“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 Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
“I am so pleased that Bay of Quinte will be receiving over $15,000 dollars from the Ministry of Canadian Heritage. This funding will help us to set our community apart as a unique destination for residents and visitors alike, by helping us celebrate Canada Day with countless festivities across every municipality in the Bay of Quinte.”
– Neil Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte
- 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.
For more information (media only), please contact:
Office of MP Neil Ellis