Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

January 29, 2010 16:08 ET

Government of Canada Supports the Collingwood Music Festival Association

KIMBERLEY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 29, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Helena Guergis, Minister of State (Status of Women) and Member of Parliament (Simcoe-Grey), today announced funding for the Collingwood Music Festival Association.

The Association is a not-for-profit organization that offers multicultural concerts and in-school workshops. This summer, the organization will present its 11th annual festival from July 10 to August 7. The showcase will feature classical, jazz, pop, and world music from across the country.

"Our Government is proud to support the Collingwood Music Festival," said Minister Moore. "This grassroots festival brings international music to the Collingwood area while strengthening its growing cultural sector."

"The Collingwood Music Festival is a credit to the community," said Minister of State Guergis. "In addition to showcasing a diverse collection of Canadian artists, this award-winning festival promotes educational and outreach opportunities that enrich the lives of the region's residents."

"We are pleased to have the Government of Canada's continued support of cultural events," said Douglas Nadler, Artistic Director, Collingwood Music Festival Association. "The Festival brings the finest musicians to the Collingwood area at reasonable ticket prices so that our citizens may experience the best that Canada has to offer in classical and world music."

The Government of Canada has provided $20,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund ( Arts Presentation Canada program) 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 under Media Room.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken - Director of Communications
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations