Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 15, 2015 13:00 ET

Comox Sets Sail with Federal Funding for Nautical Days

Minister of State John Duncan announces Government of Canada support for Comox Nautical Days

COMOX, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Nautical enthusiasts will get to enjoy the festivities of the 57th annual Comox Nautical Days Festival, with the assistance of $5,800 in funding provided under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program. The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State, Chief Government Whip and Member of Parliament (Vancouver Island North), announced this support today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Funding will help enable the Comox Nautical Days to present a series of free and family-friendly outdoor performances in various genres at the festival.

Quick Facts

  • This year's Comox Nautical Days Festival will take place during the British Columbia Day long weekend, from August 1 to 3, in Comox Marina Park.
  • The Comox Nautical Days is a non-profit organization that celebrates and promotes the nautical heritage of the Comox Valley.
  • The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in celebrations and commemorations that contribute to our collective identity and define who we are as Canadians. The Comox Nautical Days Festival unites Canadians in celebration of an important part of this identity: our nautical heritage, which has shaped Canada in so many ways from coast to coast to coast."

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

"The Comox Valley has a rich maritime history, and it's wonderful to see this celebrated at the Comox Nautical Days Festival. Our Government is pleased to support this festival, which has grown to become a beloved family gathering here in the Valley. Thank you to organizers and volunteers for bringing our community together to celebrate our rich history by the sea."

-The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State, Chief Government Whip and Member of Parliament (Vancouver Island North)

"The 2015 Comox Nautical Days Planning Committee is grateful for the support of Canadian Heritage through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program. For nearly six decades, Comox Nautical Days has celebrated the heritage, local performers, musical entertainers and artisans of our beautiful seaside community. The funds provided by Canadian Heritage are vital to the continued success of this quintessential community festival, and we look forward to gathering with friends and family for another fun-filled weekend."

-Susan Wood, Co-Chair, Festival Planning Committee, Comox Nautical Days

Associated Links

Comox Nautical Days Festival

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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