Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 16, 2015 12:00 ET

Arts on the Ave Celebrates a Decade of Family Arts in Edmonton

Member of Parliament Peter Goldring announces federal support for the Kaleido Family Arts Festival

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 16, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society will receive funding of $120,900 under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to present the 10th edition of the Kaleido Family Arts Festival.

Peter Goldring, Member of Parliament (Edmonton East), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The 10th edition of the Kaleido Family Arts Festival will take place from September 11 to 13, 2015. Festival activities include a variety of musical, dance and theatrical performances, storytelling, traditional Aboriginal dancing, visual arts displays and interactive craft workshops.
  • Arts on the Ave, formed in 2005, is a non-profit organization that works toward cultivating fellowship through arts celebrations, festivals and traditions. Its signature projects include the Kaleido Family Arts Festival, Deep Free: A Winter Byzantine Festival, the Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse and Social Art Experiences.
  • Arts on the Ave is made up of visual and performing artists, literary and film artists, photographers, and musicians who collaborate and create in Edmonton's 118 Avenue District.
  • The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

Quotes

"Our Government is committed to giving Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities. Local festivals bring people of all ages and backgrounds together and contribute to building strong communities. Festivals like the Kaleido Family Arts Festival are especially important, as they instill in young Canadians a life-long appreciation for arts and culture."

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

"The Government of Canada is proud to partner with organizations like Arts on the Ave, whose support for our local arts and artists is enormous. For ten years, the Kaleido Family Arts Festival has brought artists, children and families together for high-quality performing arts and cultural programming. We know that arts and culture contribute greatly to Edmonton's quality of life, and I am excited to see what the festival has in store for families this year."

-Peter Goldring, Member of Parliament (Edmonton East)

"Arts on the Ave is extremely grateful for the support that we have received through Canadian Heritage. This program has given us the ability to hire local and regional artistic talent, which enables us to support young emerging and professional artists alike. This support has helped rebuild an old, historic and rundown neighbourhood by creating a new artistic, vibrant and healthy community that the citizens and city can be proud of."

-Christy Morin, Executive Director, Arts on the Ave

Associated Links

Kaleido Family Arts Festival

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Anna Gravelle
    Regional Communications Manager
    Canadian Heritage
    Western Region
    604-666-6504

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