Break out the invitations and barbeque grill – The City of Charlottetown is offering support to residents who want to have a 2014 neighbourhood celebration (block party) this summer to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference.
Receipts can be submitted to the City for a reimbursement of up to $100 for neighbourhood celebrations held within the City of Charlottetown. Receipts will be accepted for items such as food and celebration supplies.
This is a limited budget, available only until the end of August, on a first-come basis until the funds run out.
"The 2014 neighbourhood celebrations program is a short-term project that provides a small amount of financial support to our residents to help them celebrate the history of their city," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "We have had a number of exciting events this year with great attendance, but we also want to see the individual neighbourhoods engaged. What better way to mark this milestone in history than to gather your neighbours together to celebrate as a group."
Receipts will be accepted for 2014 neighbourhood celebration supplies until September 2, with the actual block parties held before August 31.
"I encourage the community to consider taking advantage of this 2014 program," said Deputy Mayor Stu MacFadyen. "It’s not a lot of money, but it is designed to offer all residents a chance to organize a neighbourhood celebration. This is your year and your history. Let’s celebrate the 1864 Charlottetown Conference and birthplace of confederation together."
For more information on the 2014 neighbourhood celebration program or to submit receipts, contact the Mayor’s Office at 902-566-5548.
Please see the guidelines attached below.
It is recommended that residents contact the City PRIOR to hosting a neighbourhood celebration.
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