22 community projects coming to P.E.I. for Canada 150
P.E.I. receives $1.8 million from federal government toward Canada 150 celebrations
P.E.I. will get almost $1.8 million in funding for a series of community projects to celebrate Canada 150, Charlottetown MP Sean Casey announced Friday.
The 22 projects include $120,000 to Discover Charlottetown for Signatures, a multimedia light show that will illuminate the side of the centre, and $150,000 to La Société Saint-Thomas-D'aquin for community gardens at six French-language school/community centres.
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The main themes for the projects will be diversity and inclusion, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, environment and youth.
The money will come the federal government's Canadian Heritage Fund and ACOA.
3D sign lights up
A 3D Canadian 150 sign that will be on display in front of the Confederation Centre on Grafton Street until June 21, Casey said.
The sign will illuminate at night, and Casey hopes it becomes a focal point for tourists and residents to take pictures.
"It will just add to the festive atmosphere surrounding Canada 150," said Casey.
The same sign will be placed throughout the country's capitals and at major landmarks in Canada.
Looking to past and future
Casey encouraged all Islanders to participate in the projects this year.
"The fact that they're in the communities will allow people in those communities to celebrate and allow the maximum number of people to take part in it," he said.
"This is about reflecting on where we've been for the past 150 years but also looking forward with some excitement to what lies ahead. I hope it enlivens our sense of patriotism and pride in the country and Charlottetown and Prince Edward Island's place in it."
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