Sidney, B.C., The Town of Sidney, is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada, through the Canada 150 Fund, has recently approved funding in the amount of $27,540 for several of Sidney’s Canada 150 initiatives.
Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands stated; "Canadians are excited about celebrating our 150th birthday! And I am very pleased that the federal government has come through with support for some of the inspiring plans for Sidney. Congratulations to Mayor and Council of the Town of Sidney for the work reflected in getting these projects approved."
The Canada 150 Funding has enabled the Town to engage with local First Nations to select an artist to create a legacy carving. The funding will also support specially designed street banners that are part of the “Paint the Town Red and White” street theme, and will contribute to the development of a Souvenir Program that will be filled with details, stories and photos of the year’s activities and the people involved.
The Town of Sidney, through the Sidney Events Advisory Group (SEAG), has been working on plans to celebrate and recognize this milestone in Canadian Confederation, for the past 2 years. The result is, a year-long celebration of new and enhanced events, complimented by several unique legacy projects. SEAG members are taking part in the planning, promotion and marketing of the events and initiatives.
Mayor Steve Price stated; “Council is grateful to the Canadian Government for recognizing the many months of hard work by town staff, the Sidney Events Advisory Group (SEAG), and individuals, through this funding support. I am excited about the upcoming celebrations and initiatives that are planned and have every confidence that Sidney is going to celebrate this important milestone, in a way that only Sidney can!”
A full overview of Sidney’s Canada 150 plans can be found at www.sidneycelebrates.sidney.ca.
Media Contact: Mayor Steve Price