Mannville, AB – Thousands of community organizations from coast to coast to coast will let Canadians express their pride in their country, thanks to support from the Government of Canada.
On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Leon Benoit MP, invites the residents of Vegreville - Wainwright to take part in the activities being held from June 21 to July 1, 2012.
“As Canada’s birthday approaches, enthusiasm is building among the citizens of every province and territory. You are showing your pride in being Canadian and in the fundamental values we share,” said Minister Moore. “Canada Day is an opportunity to get together with friends and family to express your love for Canada and to pay tribute to the achievements of the men and women who have made our country the best in the world!”
"As we celebrate our great country it is important for us to remember our forefathers who sacrificed so much to build this great country that we all love so much," said Benoit. "It is almost unimaginable leaving home and moving to a strange and undeveloped land to build better lives for future generations."
In 2012, the Government of Canada will invest in approximately 1,750 Celebrate Canada projects and activities across the country. The program celebrates National Aboriginal Day, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day, and Canada Day.
On July 1, in addition to the many events taking place throughout Vegreville - Wainwright, the Government of Canada will present a spectacular show on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.