Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

October 01, 2014 16:42 ET

Celebrating Local Arts and Heritage in North Grenville

Government of Canada supports the Dandelion Festival

KEMPTVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 1, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $14,300 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to support the 2015 Dandelion Festival. The Festival celebrates the area's arts, culture, music and heritage and features a variety of local performers. The 15th edition of the festival will take place from May 22 to 24, 2015, in the Municipality of North Grenville.

Gord Brown, Member of Parliament (Leeds-Grenville), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Dandelion Festival features activities for visitors and residents of all ages. In 2015, it will present the work of more than 400 artists, artisans and heritage performers.
  • The Festival takes place in downtown Kemptville.


"By increasing opportunities for local artists and artisans to be involved in their community and for local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage through festivals and other events, we are helping to build stronger communities."

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

"Our Government is proud to support local events like the Dandelion Festival, which have a strong cultural and economic impact on our community. Thanks to the Government of Canada's investment, festival-goers in North Grenville will continue to enjoy the musical and theatrical talents of our local artists."

- Gord Brown, Member of Parliament (Leeds-Grenville)

"Thanks to the funding we received from Canadian Heritage, the 2015 Kemptville Dandelion Festival will be able to continue to grow and develop innovative programming for our community and the surrounding region. The 2014 festival was rated the 'best ever' by local and out-of-town visitors. The federal government's continued support to the festival will allow us to make 2015 the new best ever!"

- Shaun Vardon, Chair, 2015 Kemptville Dandelion Festival

Associated Links

The Dandelion Festival

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages

    Jillian Lum
    Manager of Regional Communications
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage