2017 is a particularly significant year for Canadians, as we celebrate the 150th birthday of our nation. Governments of all levels, communities, and organizations across the country are taking the time this year to reflect on our remarkable history, and imagine our bright future. There are lots of exciting events happening right here in Oakville all the way until December, and I can’t wait to take part in the festivities on Canada Day!
In celebration of this historic anniversary, our Government has committed to supporting local projects that inspire Canadians to take pride in our country, and instill a deeper understanding of the people, places and events that have shaped Canada into the great nation that it is today.
These local projects will contribute towards building healthy communities that are inclusive and welcoming of all Canadians, including groups that reflect Canada’s unique diversity, of official language minorities, youth, and Indigenous peoples. Many projects in Oakville highlight the strength, supportiveness, and diversity of our residents.
Through the Canada 150 Fund, our Government anticipates supporting 2,000 local projects by the end of 2017. These projects will be rolling out in 400 communities, and will engage over 100,000 volunteers. Here in Oakville, we will be seeing a mix of perennial favourites like the Songs of Summer Festival and Canada Day at Bronte Harbour, along with new
and exciting celebrations in our community centres, schools, and parks.
Passport2017.ca is the website to visit for more information about local and regional celebrations. The site is being constantly updated, so be sure to check back regularly!
The vastness and diversity of our nature is a point of immense pride for Canadians. This year, Parks Canada is giving everyone the opportunity to explore any of Canada’s National Parks, Historic Sites, and Marine Conservation areas by making admission free! Don’t forget to visit the Parks Canada website for more information, and to order your 2017 Discovery Pass today.
I always appreciate hearing from the residents of Oakville about the issues that they care about, so that I can better represent your voice and concerns in Ottawa. Send me an email at [email protected], or take advantage of the Have Your Say interactive tool on my website to tell me your thoughts on upcoming legislation.
I look forward to celebrating our local projects with all Oakville residents, on Canada Day and throughout the year.
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