Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

May 15, 2015 12:29 ET

Celebrating Scottish Heritage in Fergus

Government of Canada supports the Fergus Scottish Festival

FERGUS, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 15, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $15,000 under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to support the 70th edition of the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games.

The Honourable Michael Chong, Member of Parliament (Wellington-Halton Hills), announced this support 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 August 7 to 9. Activities include performances of Celtic music and highland dance, as well as displays of traditional crafts.
  • The festival site is at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex in Fergus.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in community events that bring people together to enjoy our shared heritage, arts and culture. Festivals such as this one benefit the economy and enrich the cultural life of Canadians."

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

"For 70 years, the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games have brought together the community in one of Canada's largest celebrations of Scottish culture. I'm delighted to see the federal government's ongoing support for the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games."

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

"The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games would like to thank the Government of Canada for its support of our Scottish heritage festival, now in its 70th year. It helps us maintain our status as one of the best celebrated Scottish festivals in the country, and allows us to help keep Scottish heritage alive in Canada."

-Carolyn McLeod, Marketing Chair, Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Associated Links

Fergus Scottish 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

    Jillian Lum
    Manager of Regional Communications
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage
    416-973-2050
    jillian.lum@pch.gc.ca

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