Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

November 24, 2008 18:09 ET

Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2008) -

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

These awards, first handed out in 2005, reward excellence in folk music and highlight the important place that this genre occupies in our cultural heritage. The 19 artists and groups that won awards, as well as all those who were nominated, demonstrate the extent to which our musical scene is bursting with talent and creativity. There is no doubt that folk music is a wonderful source of pride for all Canadians.

On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I would like to thank the organizers of the 4th Canadian Folk Music Awards Gala. Thanks to your efforts, folk music and the people who make it are receiving the honours they deserve.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken
    Director of Communications
    819-997-7788
    deirdra_mccracken@pch.gc.ca