As Bramptonians gathered to celebrate Canada Day this weekend, the Canada 150 Muskoka Chairs Project was unveiled at Chinguacousy Park.
The project, made possible through the Canada 150 funding by the Department of Canadian Heritage, was announced in November by Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South. After months of engagement with community organizations, schools and artists, select chairs were unveiled with the theme Strong, Proud and Free.
“I was very happy to see these chairs unveiled on Canada Day as we celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary in Chinguacousy Park,” MP Sidhu said. “The end results were beautiful interpretations of the theme, and really demonstrate the talent that exists here in Brampton.”
The project was made possible through $105,000 in funding from the Canada 150 Fund, announced last fall. The program was administered by the City of Brampton, and applications closed on February 1. In total, $210 million was distributed by the federal government for celebratory projects across the country.
“Our Government has a vision to bring people together and inspire them,” MP Sidhu said. “The Canada 150 Fund was established to create opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional and national celebrations that will have lasting legacies for future generations.”
“Seeing these chairs unveiled on Canada Day was a great way to celebrate the diversity, culture and depth of Canadian society,” she said. “I was very proud to participate, and proud that our Government provided the funds to make this possible.
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Executive Assistant, MP Sonia Sidhu