Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

November 24, 2010 10:30 ET

Government of Canada Supports Haliburton County Community Co-operative

HALIBURTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Barry Devolin, Member of Parliament (Haliburton–Kawartha Lakes–Brock), today announced funding for the Haliburton County Community Co-operative.

Funding will support the Haliburton County Folk Society's series of concerts to be held between April 1, 2011, and March 31, 2012, at three different venues: the Carpenter's Inn, the Haliburton Highlands Museum, and the Northern Lights Pavilion. The concerts will feature a wide range of performers, including both emerging and established artists.

"We are proud to support these community-based performances," said Minister Moore. "These concerts give us an opportunity to showcase our country's talent and celebrate Canadian arts and heritage right here at home."

"The Haliburton County Folk Society concert series enables community members to experience and enjoy folk music by first-class artists," said Mr. Devolin. "Performances such as these are a vital part of our cultural life in Haliburton."

"The Haliburton County Community Co-operative is very pleased to receive this grant. It will allow the Haliburton County Folk Society to bring wonderfully talented musicians to our community to perform at our truly unique Winter Folk Camp and regular concert series," said Jim Blake, President of the Co-operative. "Live music performances contribute so much to the vitality of our community."

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $8,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Codie Taylor - Press Secretary
    819-997-7788
    or
    Canadian Heritage
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    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca