Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

August 08, 2014 15:48 ET

Celebrate Celtic Heritage on the Shores of Lake Huron

Government of Canada announces support for the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

GODERICH, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 8, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada has provided the Goderich Celtic Folk Society with $60,000 over two years through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, in support of the 2014 and 2015 editions of the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival.

Ben Lobb, Member of Parliament (Huron-Bruce), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival is an outdoor, family-friendly event in the Town of Goderich, Ontario.
  • The theme of this year's Festival, taking place from August 8 to 10, is "The Harp and the Fleur-de-Lis," exploring the Irish-French cultural connection.
  • The Festival showcases authentic Celtic music and dance, with performers coming from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Quebec, the U.S. and Nova Scotia.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support events like the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival that present a variety of professional artistic experiences for Canadians to enjoy. This festival contributes to the region's cultural and economic vitality and showcases our country's talented artists."

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

"Every year, the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival offers a unique and authentic cultural experience on the eastern shore of Lake Huron. Thoroughly enjoyed by local residents, this event also attracts many visitors and stimulates the local economy."

- Ben Lobb, Member of Parliament (Huron-Bruce)

Associated Links

Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Contact Information

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

    Jillian Lum
    Manager of Regional Communications
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage
    416-973-2050
    jillian.lum@pch.gc.ca

    Media Relations
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