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Federal funding available for Chilliwack, Hope projects celebrating Queen’s 70-year reign

MP Mark Strahl inviting organizations to apply for funding for community-based projects, events
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II looks at a display of memorabilia from her Golden and Platinum Jubilees in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Friday Feb. 4, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II marked 70 years on the throne on Sunday Feb. 6, an unprecedented reign that has made her a symbol of stability as the United Kingdom navigated an age of uncertainty. (Steve Parsons/Pool via AP)

Organizations and schools in the Chilliwack and Hope areas that are celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee might be eligible for up to $5,000 in event funding.

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl is inviting local organizations to apply for funding for community-based projects and celebrations in honour of the 70-year reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“This year, we are celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, which marks 70 years of her steadfast service to Canada and the Commonwealth,” Strahl said. “I am pleased to invite community organizations to apply for funding to commemorate this historic and remarkable milestone of seven decades of achievement.”

Projects or events must be held in Canada between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2022, free of charge and open to the general public.

Some examples of events could include concerts, art exhibitions, parades or tree plantings.

The program will support projects that:

• Mark the 70th anniversary of the reign of Her Majesty The Queen

• Offer Canadians an opportunity to learn about our history and symbols, particularly in relation to the role of the Crown in Canada

• Highlight how Canada has evolved over the past 70 years under Her Majesty’s reign and look to the future of our nation

• Commemorate the long-standing relationship between the Crown and Indigenous Peoples

For more info, and to apply for funding for the 2022 Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II — Community Projects Program, go to

The deadline is Feb. 22.

To learn more about the Queen’s historic reign and this year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, visit

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Jenna Hauck

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I started my career at The Chilliwack Progress in 2000 as a photojournalist.
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