|Southampton 150th Anniversary|
NEWS RELEASE For release June 25, 2008
Thanks to our sponsors
Southampton, Ont., June 25, 2008 -- The 150th anniversary celebrations are made possible by the hard work of a large team of volunteers, plus funding from government and local sponsors.
A $94,800 federal grant came from Heritage Canada and its "Building Communities through Arts and Heritage" program. The grant is for local artists and heritage promotion. It must be spent on local artists, musicians, performers, historical costuming, etc., The federal grant doesn't cover infrastructure such as fencing, stage construction, security and toilet facilities, which is why sponsors are needed.
The position of Special Events Coordinator was filled thanks to Employment Ontario's Job Creation Partnership. It's a program of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The Employment Ontario contribution has a total value of $26,640.
Community support is essential for a major undertaking like the 150th anniversary. Here are some examples of special support from local sponsors:
|Bruce County Museum||Incorporation Day Reception|
|Burke's Foodland||Beef Bash BBQ Dinner|
|Chippewa Golf & Country Club||150th Golf Tournament Sponsor|
|DC Johnston Royal LePage||Main Stage, "Royal LePage DC Johnston Realty Stage"|
|Johnston & Nagel||Roller Skating|
|Martins Bicycle Shop||BMX Dirt Bike Demo|
|OLG||Antique Car Show|
|Optimists||Beach Volleyball Tournament|
|Pelee Island Winery||Wine Sponsor|
|Steelback Brewery||Beer Sponsor|
|Thorncrest Outfitters||150th Canoe and Kayak Regatta|
The 150th Anniversary Committee would like to thank the many sponsors who have stepped forward to support the celebrations marking Southampton's 150th anniversary. If you would like to be a sponsor, contact Duncan McCallum, 519-797-2043.
For the complete sponsor list, see www.familyhelper.net/150/sponsors.html.
2008 marks 150 years since Southampton was incorporated as a village on July 24, 1858. Celebrations culminate in the 150th Anniversary Weekend, Aug. 14-17, 2008. For more about Southampton's 150th Anniversary, see www.saugeenshores.ca/southampton150
To see all 150th anniversary events, pick up the Events Flyer at the Chamber of Commerce and at various locations around Southampton, or visit www.familyhelper.net/150/events.html
The Southampton, Then and Now calendar is available at selected locations, listed at www.familyhelper.net/150/calendar.html.
See the summary of 150 years of Southampton history (1816 to 1993) at www.familyhelper.net/150/historydates.html
The Southampton 150th Anniversary Committee is composed of volunteers and is a sub-committee of the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce. As a steering committee, it plans events and works closely with local groups and businesses, which run their own 150th anniversary events along with their regular programming.
Southampton 150th Anniversary
Box 1133, Southampton ON N0H 2L0
Enquiries: Brenda Barringer, 519-797-2215, email@example.com
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