Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 12, 2015 10:00 ET

Celebrating Music in Wellington County

Government of Canada supports the Elora Festival

ELORA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 12, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $90,000 in funding over two years for the 36th and the 37th Elora Festival ($45,000 for 2015-16 and $45,000 for 2016-17). The support is provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

Michael Chong, Member of Parliament (Wellington-Halton Hills), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Elora Festival is a well-established summer music event that features choral works, classical and world music, as well as jazz, folk, blues, gospel and interdisciplinary performances.
  • The organizers of the festival also offer outreach activities like pre-concert introductions, lectures and informal meet-the-artist opportunities.
  • The Canada Arts Presentation Fund is designed to give Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities by providing funding to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing-arts series.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to give Canadians greater access to the arts by supporting organizations that contribute to their region's cultural and economic vitality through quality cultural events."

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

"For years, the federal government has helped support the Elora Festival. I'm delighted to see the federal government's ongoing support for this world-class music festival that continues to showcase some of Canada's finest musical talent."

-Michael Chong, Member of Parliament (Wellington-Halton Hills)

"I am delighted and thankful that the Government is providing support for The Elora Festival. For 36 glorious years, the Elora Festival has brought capacity crowds to the village of Elora for a one-of-a-kind celebration in song. By supporting the Elora Festival, the Government shows its commitment to supporting classical music and the community festivals that bring music to life."

-Noel Edison, Artistic Director, Elora Festival

Associated Links

Elora Festival

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Renee Mactaggart
    Regional Communications Director
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage
    416-973-2050
    renee.mactaggart@pch.gc.ca

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