Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

August 31, 2009 14:41 ET

Government of Canada Invests in St. George Apple Fest

ST. GEORGE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2009) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament (Brant), today announced funding for the annual St. George Apple Fest.

This festival will take place on September 19 and 20 and will feature numerous musical performances, a large array of crafts vendors, a children's play area, and food stands.

"Congratulations to the St. George Apple Fest on the occasion of its 25th anniversary," said Minister Moore. "Our Government is proud to support this annual celebration, which brings the community together by featuring local entertainment and vendors."

"This festival is a true celebration of local talent and the spirit of this community," said Mr. McColeman. "The St. George Apple Fest lets people of all ages enjoy homegrown entertainment and taste the local harvest with an impressive array of apples."

"This funding made it possible to focus our energy on truly drawing from our local talent," said Tracy Thompson, Treasurer of the St. George Apple Fest. "We've added fun, educational activities for the children. Thanks to this support, the St. George Apple Fest 25th Anniversary Festival will be a buffet of local treats, art, talent, and history."

The Government of Canada has provided $7,200 in funding through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage ( program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

This news release is available on the Internet at under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Stephanie Rea - Press Secretary
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations