Brandon, MB - Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris announced the Government of Canada is providing $13,000 in funding through the Celebrate Canada program to the Riverbank Discovery Centre to organize Canada Day activities in Brandon on July 1, 2015. About 7,000 people are expected to take part in the Canada Day activities at the Riverbank Discovery Centre.
"Canada Day is a time to celebrate our past and present and what it truly means to be a Canadian," said Maguire. "Our Government is proud to support the Riverbank Discovery Centre in organizing this event and to all those who volunteer their time in helping celebrate our great nation."
Canada Day activities will include opening ceremonies, children's games, cultural entertainment, music, dance and a Canada Day living flag. Celebrations will culminate with a fireworks display later in the evening.
Lois MacDonald of the Brandon Riverbank Inc. said, "We are grateful for this important contribution to the City's Canada Day celebrations. The grant enables us to provide free, family focused programming for people from across our region to enjoy as they celebrate this amazing country that we are all so lucky to call home."
The Department of Canadian Heritage provides financial support for activities organized on specific days during the Celebrate Canada period from June 21 to July 1. In 2014, the Government of Canada invested in more than 1,600 projects and events across the country under the Celebrate Canada program.
"As Canadians we have a lot to be proud of. Despite the on-going instability that other countries face, our country continues to excel and lead on the world's stage," concluded Maguire. "Whether your family has lived here for generations or you're a new Canadian, we all value hard work and determination, we all know that we are stronger united than we are divided, and we all know that we owe this great country a debt of gratitude."