Grants offered in celebration of nation’s 150th birthday

Abbotsford arts and culture projects invited to apply

The City of Abbotsford has partnered with Abbotsford Community Foundation (ACF) to provide grants for arts and culture projects connected to Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.

The city and ACF are providing $30,000, which is being matched from the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th.

Abbotsford applications will be reviewed by ACF and are being accepted until Nov. 15. Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000.

“One of council’s strategic goals is to create a complete community, and this is a great way to inspire and engage our city by celebrating Abbotsford’s unique history and cultural diversity,” said Mayor Henry Braun.

Ian Bird, president of Community Foundations of Canada, said the nation’s 150th birthday is “an historic moment with the power to strengthen our communities and our connection to one another.”

“Through the leadership of participating community foundations, the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th will spark thousands of initiatives and activities that bring out the best that Canada has to offer,” he said.

For details on the grants program, visit and click on “grants.”

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