Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

October 07, 2014 11:00 ET

Celebrating Arts, Showcasing Home-Grown Talent and Bringing People Together

Member of Parliament Ray Boughen announces funding for 2015 Cathedral Village Arts Festival

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Oct. 7, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $18,200 to the Cathedral Area Community Association for the 2015 Cathedral Village Arts Festival. Funding is provided through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, which offers Canadians more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • Held annually in May, the Cathedral Village Arts Festival is a community celebration that attracts approximately 35,000 residents and visitors to the area.
  • This week-long event showcases local talent; offers a street fair with artisans, buskers, and visual art exhibitions; and presents performances in music, dance and theatre.
  • The Cathedral Area Community Association promotes arts and culture in the Cathedral area, a residential zone located immediately to the west of Regina's downtown.

Quotes

"Local festivals help build stronger communities across Canada. These festivals bring residents together to celebrate the cultural richness of their region. They also give local artists an opportunity to showcase their creativity and talent to thousands of festival-goers. I would like to congratulate the Cathedral Area Community Association and its volunteers on organizing a great festival year after year."

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

"I am proud that our Government is supporting the Cathedral Village Arts Festival, an event that prides itself on being a celebration of the arts, life and the spirit of community. Today's investment will help them present Regina's local performers and artists for all to enjoy!"

- Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser)

"The Cathedral Village Arts Festival is founded on the principle that art is the fabric of our lives and helps to create community. Support from the Government of Canada has been instrumental in helping the Festival put this principle into practice. Local artists, businesses, churches, schoolchildren, and Cathedral residents all come together in making the creation and public display of art available for everyone in our community."

- Brent Kramer, President, Cathedral Area Community Association

Associated Links

Cathedral Village Arts Festival

Cathedral Area Community Association

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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