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All Hands on Deck for the City of Courtenay's 100th Birthday Party

City will celebrate its centennial anniversary in 2015

COURTENAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/06/14 -- Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada has provided multi-year funding of $93,800 for the City of Courtenay's centennial celebrations. The City will receive $37,000 in 2014-2015 and $56,800 in 2015-2016 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program.

The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Member of Parliament (Vancouver Island North), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. Minister of State Duncan was joined by the Honourable Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance).

Quick Facts


--  The City of Courtenay was incorporated on January 1, 1915, after the
    arrival of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway in 1914 linked the
    community to Victoria and Nanaimo. Today, Courtenay is a vibrant and
    unique community that is home to more than 24,000 residents.


--  Centennial celebrations will take place throughout the year from January
    1 to December 31, 2015.


--  Activities will include a theatrical performance, an arts and heritage
    festival, music and dance performances, heritage displays and
    presentations, and a celebration of Aboriginal arts and culture.


--  The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program provides
    Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that
    present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support the City of Courtenay's 100th anniversary celebrations. Honouring our nation's history and heritage is especially important as we move closer to Canada's 150th birthday in 2017. Congratulations on this important milestone!"

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The City of Courtenay has much to be proud of. As time has passed, it has continued to maintain its deep sense of community and has become one of Vancouver Island's best places to work, live, and play. I offer my congratulations on 100 years of growth and prosperity."

-The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Member of Parliament (Vancouver Island North)

"I salute the City of Courtenay as it prepares for its centennial next year. Supporting important anniversaries such as this reaffirms our Government's commitment not only to honouring our past and celebrating our heritage, but also to building a stronger economy."

-The Honourable Kevin Sorenson, Minister of State (Finance)

"We are extremely grateful to Canadian Heritage for providing support through the Building Communities Through Heritage program. These funds will allow us to deliver a proper acknowledgement of a significant moment in the City of Courtenay's history, our 100-year celebration. We thank the Government of Canada for helping our community celebrate this milestone."

-His Worship Larry Jangula, Mayor, City of Courtenay

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City of Courtenay

Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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