Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

August 28, 2014 09:00 ET

Celebrating Local Arts and Culture in Essex County

Government of Canada supports the Shores of Erie International Wine Festival

AMHERSTBURG, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 28, 2014) - Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $62,600 under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to support the 10th edition of the Shores of Erie International Wine Festival, which celebrates the heritage of wine growing in the Erie region of Ontario.

The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader for the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament (York-Simcoe), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • This year's festival will take place from September 4 to 7 and will include musical performances, dance demonstrations, arts and craft displays, heritage tours, and re-enactments by local artists, artisans and heritage performers.
  • The festival takes place along the banks of the Detroit River at the Fort Malden National Historic.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support organizations that provide opportunities to local artists. I congratulate the organizers of this festival for bringing rich cultural experiences to the community and for contributing to the economic vitality of the region."

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

"The remarkable development of Canada's wine industry over the past 25 years is reason to celebrate at the Shores of Erie International Wine Festival. I invite you all to take part in this festival that brings excitement to the community while celebrating its local history and heritage."

-The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader for the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament (York-Simcoe)

"The Shores of Erie International Wine Festival is appreciative of the support provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage. Our festival is an opportunity for citizens to proudly volunteer for their community, and the funding received helps us engage local artists."

-Karen Gyorgy, Festival Chair, Shores of Erie International Wine Festival

Associated Links

Shores of Erie International Wine Festival

Fort Malden National Historic Site

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage
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