Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 25, 2015 10:00 ET

Government of Canada Supports Peggy's Cove Area Festival

Federal funding helps make festival of the arts possible

BOUTILIER'S POINT, NOVA-SCOTIA--(Marketwired - June 25, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

On behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's), today announced $8,300 in funding for the Peggy's Cove Area Festival of the Arts Society.

Provided through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program, these funds will enable the organization to host the 5th Peggy's Cove Area Festival of the Arts, starting July 9. The activities include musical performances, an art exhibit and workshops in stained glass, painting, jewellery making, stonecarving and rug hooking.

Quick Facts

  • Peggy's Cove Area Festival of the Arts Society is a local non-profit organisation that works towards emphasizing the lush local culture and artistic heritage.
  • The theme of this year's festival is "Oceans of Artistry." Over eight days of festivities, there will be works from 184 artists, live music, demonstrations and various activities.
  • The focal point of the area is St. Margaret's Bay, which is home to Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. This is the inspiration for many artists from the region who participate in the festival.

Quotes

"The Government is pleased to invest in projects that highlight the rich artistic heritage of Canada, develop the arts in communities and further encourage a sense of culture, pride and unity in Canadians."

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

"I would like to take this opportunity to wish the Peggy's Cove Area Festival of Arts a successful fifth anniversary. This Festival provides a large number of artists with the opportunity to showcase their work. Our Government is proud to support your efforts to celebrate the culture and talent that thrive in Atlantic Canada."

- Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's)

"We have such a range of events that the festival really has something for everyone. With interactive art exhibits, workshops, demonstrations and performances happening every day, members of the community and visitors to the area have numerous opportunities to engage with local artists, artisans and performers."

- Debbie Smith, President of the Peggy's Cove Area Festival of the Arts Society

Associated Link

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Peggy's Cove Area Festival

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