On Wednesday May 17, 2017 Durham Community Foundation provided a total of $73,000 in grants shared with three municipalities and nine local charities to help commemorate Canada’s 150th. This initiative was made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Durham Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
$10,000 to Community Development Council Durham, to generate a “Discover Your Durham” Passport project is a way for newcomers to become more familiar with their community while celebrating our heritage through Canada 150 activities.
$5,000 to the Pickering Community Concert Band, to perform a selection of musical pieces featuring Canada’s 150 musical years complete with historical narrative, period costumes and digital media.
$4,000 to the Municipality of Clarington to provide an opportunity for the community to come together and to build awareness and excitement for Canada’s 150th. An evening of family fun and 150th themed activities, complete with a spectacular fireworks show at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex in Bowmanville.
$15,000 to Northumberland County, representing 7 municipalities, Northumberland County, will generate photographic collection of people and artefacts that honours the history of immigration to their county.
$8,000 to Parkwood Foundation to provide a Victorian garden party showcasing the McLaughlin’s impact in the community.
$4,000 to Durham East 4-H Council to showcase our region’s rich agricultural heritage and the history of 4-H through numerous community events, public exhibits and media, highlighting the impact of Durham’s agriculture on Canadian agriculture
$2,500 to the Sunderland and District Historical Society to collect and enlarge a variety of photos to illustrate 150 years of history in Brock Township.
$13,000 to the YEAH Foundation, who is partnering with the Canadian Jamaican Club of Oshawa to run an outdoor festival to showcase the city’s diversity
$4,000 to the Oshawa Historical Society for a dramatic tour through historical Union Cemetery, with actors bringing local personalities to life and sharing how they contributed to the growth of Canada.
$4,000 to the Town of Whitby, to host a historical and heritage perspective at Rowe House on Canada Day.
$2,000 to Durham Girls Choir to provide a performance featuring Canadian musicians through the years.
$1,500 to WindReach Farm for their open house in collaboration with MOTUS O’ Dance Theatre will celebrate the history of festivals and fairs in Canada.