In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, our government initiated a number of funding programs to both celebrate this important milestone and build our country for the next 150 years. In Aurora the following projects have received funding:
AURORA PUBLIC LIBRARY
In April, I had the pleasure to announce $97,000 in Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Funding to the Aurora Public Library. This funding will continue to build up our Aurora Public Library as an innovative hub that provides a wide-range of resources and services to its residents.
AURORA CULTURAL CENTRE
I also had the opportunity to announce $29,000 through the Canada 150 Fund to the Aurora Cultural Centre. Their community project, “Canada 150 Milestones Mural: A Community Art Project”, will create a special mural that addresses the four Canada 150 priorities: diversity and inclusion, the environment, engaging and inspiring young people and reconciliation with Indigenous people. Stay tuned for an unveiling ceremony in the Fall!
L’ASSOCIATION DES FRANCOPHONES DE LA RÉGION DE YORK INC. (AFRY)
In June, I had the privilege to announce $75,000 from the Community Life fund to L’Association des francophones de la région de York Inc. (AFRY). As Canadians, we are privileged to live in a country, where we can live and work in two official languages, and where our diversity is our strength.
The French language, heritage and culture are part of the foundation upon which Canada was built. Our distinct French culture is rooted in our Canadian identity, recognized around the world, and most importantly, here at home.
This funding will allow AFRY to build on their current infrastructure to serve York Region’s growing Francophone population and further enrich our community’s French culture.