Community celebrations like the Beaconsfield Centennial Celebrations demonstrate the potential of arts and heritage to create healthy communities. Our Government is committed to helping provide more opportunities for Canadians to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and events that celebrate local history and heritage. This is the goal of the Beaconsfield Centennial Steering Committee, which supports the organization of activities highlighting the rich heritage of the municipality as it marks its 100th anniversary.

On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I am proud to support the Beaconsfield Centennial Celebrations. My thanks to the organizing committee, volunteers, and all those who, together, ensure the success of this colourful event.