Local Group Funding Announced by Minister Goodyear
Cambridge, Ontario — Minister Gary Goodyear, MP for Cambridge-North Dumfries, today announced funding that will enhance the cultural fabric of the community.
Minister Goodyear announced a $17,000 grant for the Cambridge French Community Centre and a $7,100 grant for the Cambridge Highland Games. The grants were funded through Heritage Canada.
“Both these organizations make valuable contributions to the lives of many people in our community and they are greatly deserving of these grants,” Goodyear said. “Our government appreciates the time and commitment that the volunteers from these two groups give to our community and our country.”
The Cambridge French Community Centre serves approximately 6,000 Francophones residing in Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph. Its grant will be used to host various events and to publish a community newsletter.
Meanwhile, the 38th edition of the Cambridge Highland Games will be held July 20-21, 2012. The Games will involve 2,000 volunteers and attract an estimated 6,300 spectators.
Supporting Canadian culture means supporting Canada’s economy, as arts and culture represents $46 billion in the Canadian economy and over 630,000 jobs. Arts, culture and official language organizations contribute to the cultural vitality of communities and enrich the quality of life of all Canadians.