Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

May 24, 2015 18:00 ET

Fire & Water Music Festival Receives Federal Funding

Government of Canada invests in Lac-du-Bonnet community festival

LAC-DU-BONNET, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - May 24, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing funding of $22,400 under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program for the 9th edition of the Fire & Water Music Festival.

James Bezan, Member of Parliament (Selkirk-Interlake), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The 2015 Fire & Water Music Festival will take place from July 31 to August 2 in Lac-du-Bonnet.
  • Government of Canada funding will support a variety of activities, including musical performances on indoor and outdoor stages, songwriting workshops, children's performers, and craft demonstrations and exhibitions.
  • Around 9,000 people are expected to attend this year's festivities.

Quotes

"Our Government recognizes the importance of events like the Fire & Water Music Festival that celebrate local artists and help build stronger, more vibrant communities. I applaud the hundreds of volunteers who work tirelessly to make this festival such a success year after year."

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

"On the August long weekend, visitors and residents of Lac-du-Bonnet and the surrounding areas will once again enjoy the sights and sounds of local artisans and musicians at the Fire & Water Music Festival. I am proud that our Government is investing in this annual community event."

-James Bezan, Member of Parliament (Selkirk-Interlake)

"The support the Fire & Water Music Festival receives from the Government of Canada, as well as its many volunteers, has allowed us to grow our festival into a major event. Not only do we feature the incredible talent of our local musicians, but through the growth of an Artisan Square and trade show, we are also able to feature a visual arts show. This has allowed us to build an inclusive festival that celebrates our diversity and creates a tapestry which reflects who we are as a region."

-Sheldon Sveinson, Vice-President, Fire & Water Festival

Associated Links

Fire & Water Music 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

    Roxanne Carriere
    A/Regional Manager, Communications
    Prairies and Northern Region
    Canadian Heritage
    204-228-8866
    roxanne.carriere@pch.gc.ca

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