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Supporting Canada Day Celebrations in Scugog

June 17, 2014

PORT PERRY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 17, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing the Township of Scugog with $13,200 through the Celebrate Canada program to support its annual Canada Day celebrations. This was announced today by Erin O'Toole, Member of Parliament (Durham), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

-- Activities for all ages will take place in Palmer Park in Port Perry, including a veterans parade, a kids zone, and theatre and music performances by local artists. The festivities will culminate in a fireworks display. -- About 15,000 people are expected to attend. Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support an event like Port Perry'sCanada Day celebration, which brings together thousands of people to celebrate our great country. I encourage Scugog residents to make their way to Palmer Park on July 1 to show their pride in being Canadian!"

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"I am delighted that our Government is providing support for Canada Day celebrations in Port Perry. Canada Day is a wonderful opportunity for friends, families and neighbours to come together to express our national pride and celebrate living in a free, democratic, bilingual and multicultural country."

-Erin O'Toole, Member of Parliament (Durham)

"The residents and visitors to Scugog appreciate the Celebrate Canada grant, and are aware that, without it, we would not be able to host such a patriotic Canada Day celebration that embodies the spirit of Canadians, our heritage and freedom."

-Bobbie Drew, Regional Councillor

Associated Links

Celebrate Canada program

Township of Scugog - Canada Day Celebrations

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Marisa Monnin Press Secretary Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages 819-997-7788 Jillian Lum Manager of Regional CommunicationsOntario Region Canadian Heritage 416-973-2050 Media Relations Canadian Heritage 819-994-9101 1-866-569-6155 Source: Department of Canadian Heritage

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Source: Marketwire (Canada)