Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 16, 2015 11:00 ET

Celebrating Local Arts and Heritage in Bridgewater

Government of Canada supports the Afterglow Art Festival

BRIDGEWATER, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - July 16, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing funding of $11,500 to the Bridgewater Development Association to present the fourth edition of the Afterglow Art Festival on September 25 and 26, 2015. This support is being provided under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program.

Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The Afterglow Art Festival will feature performances and art by local musicians and artists, demonstrations by local artisans, and other activities such as storytelling and poetry.

Quick Facts

  • The Bridgewater Development Association is a non-profit organization that carries out community economic development and promotes the town of Bridgewater and area.
  • The Afterglow Art Festival will take place in a variety of venues throughout Bridgewater, highlighting more than 100 local artists, about 20 local artisans and 10 local heritage performers.
  • Around 175 volunteers are expected to offer assistance with the festival.

Quotes

"Our Government recognizes the importance of supporting community-based events like the Afterglow Art Festival. We know that such festivals contribute to the economic and cultural life of the community and region."

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

"The Afterglow Art Festival is a wonderful way to highlight our local artists, artisans and heritage performers. Bridgewater's residents and visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy an array of arts and heritage activities."

-Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's)

"It is difficult to celebrate and support local arts and culture if they are not seen and experienced. The support from Canadian Heritage for our 2015 event will allow us to enhance the festival, which in turn will benefit local artists and the economy."

-Ashton Rodenhiser, Festival Founder and Coordinator, Afterglow Art Festival

Associated Links

Afterglow Art 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

    Gilles Theriault
    Communications Manager
    Atlantic Region
    506-851-3980

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
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