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Virden's Canada Day celebration receives grant

Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris announced the Government of Canada is providing $3,000 in funding through the Celebrate Canada program to the Virden Community Chamber of Commerce to organize Canada Day activities in Virden on July 1, 2015.
Canada Day Virden
On a beautiful spring morning, Friday, May 15, on the walkway of Virden’s CPR Historic Centre, MP for Brandon Souris, Larry Maguire has just announced a federal grant of $3,000 through the Celebrate Canada program. The funds for the Virden Community Chamber of Commerce, are for Virden’s Canada Day celebrations on July 1. On the left, Chamber Manager Amanda Isaac and flanking MP Larry Maguire, Chamber Co-Presidents David Wowk and Carla McLean. Photo/Anne Davison

Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris announced the Government of Canada is providing $3,000 in funding through the Celebrate Canada program to the Virden Community
Chamber of Commerce to organize Canada Day activities in Virden on July 1, 2015.

“Canada Day is a time to celebrate our past and present, while looking forward to our future. It’s a celebration of what it truly means to be a Canadian,” said Maguire.

Our Government is proud to support the Virden Chamber of Commerce and the Canada Day Committee in organizing this event.”

The Celebrate Canada Federal grant is used by the Virden Community Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Canada Day Celebrations committee, to organize and carry out various
activities and events in Virden to celebrate Canada Day.

It is expected Canada Day celebrations in Virden will be attended by over 2000 local residents . Maguire said, “Events like this could not be organized without the tireless work of countless
volunteers who pour their heart and soul into our community.”

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.”