Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 30, 2014 11:00 ET

Doors Open to Arts and Heritage in Huron County

Government of Canada supports Doors Open Huron County

GODERICH, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 30, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing the Huron Arts & Heritage Network with $12,200 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to support the 4th edition of Doors Open Huron County. With this funding, Doors Open Huron County will present music and theatrical performances, visual art exhibitions, and heritage site walking tours.

Ben Lobb, Member of Parliament (Huron-Bruce), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The event will be held September 13 and 14, 2014, at various locations across Huron County, Ontario.

  • The event will include a stained-glass window tour, architectural walking tours, and a speakers' series featuring local historians.

  • Each of the heritage sites will feature arts programming, including music concerts, visual arts and craft exhibits, or theatre performances.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in community events that bring people together to enjoy shared heritage, arts, and culture. By showcasing our heritage and artistic talents, we are building proud, creative, and stronger communities."

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

"Doors Open Huron County will not only open doors to 40 heritage sites and places of interest across Huron County, but will allow us to hear and experience the fascinating stories and abundant creativity of our vibrant community."

-Ben Lobb, Member of Parliament (Huron-Bruce)

"Huron Arts & Heritage Network and the Doors Open Huron County organizing committee are very appreciative of this support from the Government of Canada. The funding allows us to showcase two of Huron County's best cultural assets: its built heritage and its talented artists. We are extremely pleased to have this opportunity to invite visitors and residents to come explore and experience many of Huron's cultural resources."

-Rick Sickinger, Doors Open Huron County Event Coordinator and Member of the Board of Directors for Huron Arts & Heritage Network

Associated Links

Doors Open Huron County

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
    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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