Ottawa, ON - Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris invited Westman communities to put forward proposals for the Canada 150 Fund. The goal of the Canada 150 Fund is to create opportunities to participate in local, regional, and national celebrations that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada. A limited number of high impact, large-scale projects that are national in scope will also be supported through the Canada 150 Fund as Signature Initiatives.Read more
Ottawa, ON?Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris is encouraging Westman residents to submit their entries for Canada's 150th anniversary circulation coins.
"As we approach Canada's 150th birthday, I am encouraging Westman residents, regardless of age, to submit their ideas and participate in this exciting opportunity to celebrate Canada's rich and diverse heritage," said Maguire. "There are many talented artists who call Westman home and it would be wonderful if a local resident designed one of Canada's 150th anniversary circulation coins."
Ottawa, ON?Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris was pleased to join Canadians from coast to coast in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the national flag of Canada.
"The Canadian flag is an important part of our national identity and I was pleased to see so many Canadians partake in National Flag Day activities this past weekend," said Maguire.
Brandon, MB? Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris invites local students and teachers who show an interest in celebrating Canadian history to submit their entries for the 2015 Government of Canada History Awards.
The Government of Canada History Awards consist of awards for students in grades 10 and 11, and awards for high school teachers. Students have to submit a 1,000-1,200 word essay based on one of five challenging questions and teachers have to submit a classroom project on one of three themes.
Teachers' projects each receive an award of $2,000 and student recipients each receive an award of $1,000. Entries for both the student and teacher awards are being accepted until April 17, 2015.
"The History Awards are a wonderful opportunity to learn about and share our nation's rich history and heritage as we approach Canada's 150th birthday in 2017," said Maguire. "I would like to invite all eligible students and teachers in Westman to consider participating in this year's awards program."
For more information on contest rules and how to apply, please visit