Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 24, 2014 09:00 ET

Artistic Activities at the 9th Dieppe Harvest Festival: Government of Canada Supports Really Local Harvest

DIEPPE, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - July 24, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe), today announced funding of $5,800 for the Really Local Harvest Co-Op under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program. He made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The funding will support the 9th Harvest Festival, which will be held in Dieppe from September 12 to 14, 2014. The Really Local Harvest Co-Op is an organization that works to promote the development of sustainable agriculture in the region. The Harvest Festival offers both food features and artistic activities, including concerts by local artists and cooking demonstrations emphasizing local foods.

Quick Facts

  • Really Local Harvest is a cooperative of about 30 farmers from southeastern New Brunswick.

  • The 9th Harvest Festival will highlight the talents of more than 130 local artists and artisans.

Quotes

"Our Government has an ongoing commitment to the importance of supporting arts and culture in our communities. These activities enrich communities across Canada."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The Government of Canada's support for the Harvest Festival celebrates our artists and contributes to the quality of life in our communities."

-Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe)

"The funding provided by Canadian Heritage will allow us to present even more rich and diverse programming for the next edition of Dieppe's Harvest Festival, highlighting the cultural and agricultural wealth of our region."

-Mathieu D'Astous, Executive Director, Really Local Harvest Co-Op

Associated Links

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Really Local Harvest

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    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
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