Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

March 24, 2015 12:23 ET

Celebrating Moose Jaw's Cultural Diversity

Motif Moose Jaw Multicultural Festival receives federal funding

MOOSE JAW, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - March 24, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $4,200 in support for the Motif Moose Jaw Multicultural Festival. This funding is being provided under Canadian Heritage's Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, which provides Canadians with 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 this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The 41st Motif Moose Jaw Multicultural Festival will take place July 10 to 12, 2015, at Happy Valley Park in Moose Jaw.
  • Funding from the Government of Canada supports a variety of activities, including music and dance performances featuring local artists.
  • Other planned activities include a children's area, displays, and foods and crafts from various local cultural groups represented in the area.
  • An estimated 5,000 people are expected to attend this year's festivities.

Quotes

"Our Government is pleased to support festivals that showcase the diversity of Canada's local communities through arts, culture and heritage activities. I applaud the hundreds of volunteers who work tirelessly to bring the Motif Moose Jaw Multicultural festival to life year after year."

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

"Moose Jaw is home to many different ethnic communities, and the Motif Moose Jaw Multicultural Festival encourages everyone to come and celebrate this great attribute. I invite residents and visitors alike to take in the sights and sounds of the Festival this summer."

-Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser)

"We are pleased to receive funding from the Government of Canada for our Motif Multicultural Festival. We greatly appreciate all the support we have received over the years."

-Mary Tkach Vangsnes, Chair, Motif Multicultural Festival

Associated Links

Motif Moose Jaw Multicultural Festival

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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    A/Regional Manager, Communications
    Prairies and Northern Region
    Canadian Heritage
    204-228-8866
    roxanne.carriere@pch.gc.ca

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