Assiginack receives funds to host Canada Day event

MANITOWANING—With funding received from the federal government, as Canada celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Assiginack Township will be able to hold Canada Day events for the first time in a few years.

“We haven’t been able to hold any celebrations on Canada Day for the past two years (due to the pandemic),” Jackie White, activities coordinator of Assiginack, told The Expositor. “We will finally be able to hold a celebration on July 1.”

Ms. White noted there will be fireworks held on July 1, along with a barbecue, cardboard boat races and several beach activities. “Everyone in the township is invited to come out and enjoy themselves and celebrate the platinum jubilee for (Her Majesty) Queen Elizabeth II and Canada Day.”

“It will especially be nice for the kids, especially since we haven’t been able to hold any celebrations for the past couple of years,” said Ms. White.

This year, Canada celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

On the eve of the Royal Tour of Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Pablo Rodriquez, announced $2.14 million in funding for celebrations and community projects marking the Platinum Jubilee of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

This funding will support 360 community events and three major national projects.