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East St. Paul Receives Centennial Funding from Federal Government
Posted: July 8, 2015
Celebrating the Centennial of the
Rural Municipality of East St. Paul
Government of Canada invests in commemorative activities
July 7, 2015 – East St. Paul, Manitoba – Department of Canadian Heritage
The Government of Canada is providing funding of $53,000 to the Rural Municipality of East St. Paul for its 100th anniversary celebrations. This support is being provided through the Community Anniversaries component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program.
Joy Smith, Member of Parliament (Kildonan–St. Paul), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
- The Rural Municipality of East St. Paul will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2016.
- Centennial celebrations will take place throughout the year and kick off with an anniversary launch event on January 4, 2016, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of council.
- A community festival will take place during the summer and feature local musical groups, artisans, a public display of historical artifacts and storytelling by local historians.
- Commemorative activities will also include a lasting centennial banner project, a community art project, a centennial book and the creation of a centennial quilt.
"Our Government recognizes the value of local arts and heritage activities, and we are proud to invest in projects that contribute to our collective identity and define who we are as Canadians. We are pleased to support the activities celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Rural Municipality of East St. Paul and we wish them success.”
—The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
The RM of East St. Paul has a strong agricultural and fur trading background and was built by fiercely independent and citizen-minded people. We are pleased to support activities that will celebrate both past and present. Important milestones such as these centennial celebrations help us recognize our shared history and heritage, and strengthen local pride.”
—Joy Smith, Member of Parliament (Kildonan–St. Paul)
"East St. Paul is honoured to be receiving financial support from the Government of Canada. These funds will contribute to a variety of projects to recognize and share our 100 years of history in East St. Paul.”
—Shelley Hart, Mayor of East St. Paul
L to R: MLA Ron Schuler, MP Joy Smith and Mayor Shelley Hart