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Our Communities: At the Heart of Celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017
February 10, 2017- Whitehorse - Department of Canadian Heritage
The Honourable Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament (Yukon), today announced $88,000 in funding to the Association franco-yukonnaise for their Stitches In Time: Yukon History Makers project. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
The purpose of the Stitches In Time: Yukon History Makers project is to reconnect the Franco-Yukon community to traditional crafts by bringing artists together with the public for three bilingual expo discussions that will follow cultural and artistic experiences. These expos will be held in Haines Junction, Dawson City, and Whitehorse. Multidisciplinary artist, Cécile Girard, will lead participants as they share and explore the rich history of Yukon Francophones and examine the historical or present-day figures who helped shape the Yukon since before the Klondike Gold Rush. This project is an invitation to reconnect with traditional craft in a meaningful way by exploring the rich history of Francophones in the North.
The Government of Canada is providing this funding through the Canada 150 Fund. To make 2017 a year that all Canadians will remember, the Government of Canada will continue to invest in local, regional, and Canada-wide projects.
The 150th anniversary of Confederation gives Canadians the opportunity to celebrate our shared values, our achievements, our majestic environment and our country's place in the world. It is also an ideal opportunity for Canadians to get involved in their communities.
As we prepare for a year of celebration, the Government of Canada invites all Canadians to take part in activities surrounding the Canada 150 countdown. This is an opportunity for all of us to express what it means to be Canadian and how we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
Quotes
"In 2017, Canada will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all that it means to be Canadian. The Government of Canada will create opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional, and national celebrations. Communities across the country will proudly take part in the festivities throughout the year to mark this significant anniversary in Canada's history. Join the celebration-it's happening in your community too!"
-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"The 150th anniversary of Confederation is an opportunity for communities to acknowledge the many facets of Canada's diversity. This is a wonderful project that will showcase the many contributions of the Franco-Yukon community, and reconnect participants and the public to the traditional crafts and rich history of Francophones in the North. "
- The Honourable Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament (Yukon)

"Stitches In Time: Yukon History Makers is an invitation to the whole community to discover and showcase the rich history of Yukon Francophones through a collective creative process. It is also an ideal opportunity to celebrate the Franco-Yukon community, by bringing the public and the creators together for three bilingual cultural and artistic gatherings across the territory."
- Angelique Bernard, AFY President

Quick Facts
• The Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) is the official voice of the French-speaking community in the Yukon.
• For 35 years, the AFY has been creating, developing and ensuring the services, activities and institutions necessary for the advancement of French-language life in the Yukon, by working with its government, community, and private partners.
• Cécile Girard is a multidisciplinary artist who has lived in the Yukon since 1981. She uses words, paint, paper mache, and embroidery thread to express her colourful vision of the world.
• The Government of Canada's vision for the 150th anniversary of Confederation includes four major themes: diversity and inclusiveness, the environment, young people, and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
• The Canada 150 Fund, established in April 2015, has an overall budget of $210 million.
• Through this fund, the Government of Canada will continue to invest strategically in activities that support the 150th anniversary vision and promote the direct involvement of Canadians.
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For more information (media only), please contact:
Pierre-Olivier Herbert
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
819-997-7788
Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
819-994-9101
1-866-569-6155
pch.media-media.pch@canada.ca
Laurie Gendron
Agente de promotion
Promotion Officer
867-668-2663, poste/ext. 265
promotion@afy.yk.ca
Susan Moorhead Mooney
Office of the Honourable Larry Bagnell
867-668-6565
larry.bagnell.c1@parl.gc.ca
Merci au ministère du Tourisme et de la Culture du Yukon, à l’Aurore boréale et aux autres organismes et individus qui nous ont permis d’utiliser leurs photos.
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