Mr. Speaker, as always great things are happening in Guelph—Wellington. The Guelph Spring Festival, the Guelph Jazz Festival and the MacDonald-Stewart Art Centre all recently received funding from Heritage Canada to help ensure that world class performers and artists continue to visit Guelph—Wellington. I would like to take this opportunity to thank these three local organizations and others like them that contribute so much to the cultural fabric of our community.
I would like to congratulate the 11th Field Regiment on receiving $75,000 worth of funding from the Department of National Defence Canadian forces millennium fund. This money will be used for a special project entitled “Serving With Honour: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae and Other Citizen Soldiers”. I am very pleased to see that Guelph—Wellington's proud military heritage is being commemorated in this way.
With all of these exciting events under way, it is no wonder that Guelph—Wellington is such a wonderful place to live.