Grant to be used for local 150th Celebration

Cumberland Ward Councillor Stephen Blais is pleased to announce that the Vars Community Association will receive a $5,000 Rural Community-Building Grant to put towards Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

We are truly fortunate to be able to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial birthday, an important day in our nation’s history,” says Blais. “I’m happy to help ensure that rural Canadians are able to hold individual community celebrations.”

Vars’ Canada Day celebrations will include inflatable structures for children, mini soccer and various other assorted games, fireworks, and live music.

“I would like to thank Councillor Blais for always supporting Vars,” says Gary Larocque, President of the Vars Community Association. “Councillor Blais’ commitment is once again demonstrated by helping our community secure funding to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday”

Rural Community-Building Grant is designed to support rural-based community projects undertakings by non-profit organizations such as community associations and agricultural groups. This grant is one of many attained with the help of Councillor Blais, totally $54,475 in funding to Cumberland Ward for 2016, and have included grants to Navan, Vars, and Cumberland villages.