Brampton South MP Sonia Sidhu announced today that the City of Brampton is receiving $105,000 in funding through the Canada 150 Fund.
A large contingent of local and federal politicians were on hand along with a small crowd of locals to hear that the city would be allocating a portion of the funds towards a Muskoka Chairs Project. The city will be actively engaging local school-aged kids as part of the project. Together with artists, the intent is for children to paint Muskoka chairs based on four themes outlined by the federal government as part of Canada’s 150th Birthday in 2017. Once completed, the plan is for the chairs to be placed throughout the city as points of celebration.
The Government of Canada’s created the Canada 150 Fund for community groups across the country to access in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of our country’s Confederation. Events and projects that receive funding must follow at least one of the following themes:
- Diversity and inclusiveness
- The environment
- Young people
- Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples
At today’s announcement, MP Sidhu says that “Brampton’s Downtown core in my riding is an artistic hub for the community. I want as many as people as possible in the coming year to share in the energy, creativity, and community-building.”
Mayor Jeffrey says that “the City of Brampton continues to benefit from our partnerships with the federal government and our involvement in the Canada 150 program. As a result of the Canada 150 funding, Brampton residents will share in our nations great heritage, enjoy the talents of our local artists and our young people will learn valuable lessons about sustainability that will see our nations environment preserved for all to enjoy.”