Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

December 14, 2010 10:30 ET

Government of Canada Supports the Collingwood Music Festival Association

KIMBERLEY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Larry Miller, Member of Parliament (Bruce–Grey–Owen Sound), today announced funding for the Collingwood Music Festival Association.

This funding will support the Collingwood Music Festival's series of concerts to be held in July and August of 2011 and 2012 in Collingwood, Ontario. Other activities include workshops for local elementary schools. The Festival itself will include a wide range of performers from across the country performing jazz, world, and classical music.

"Our Government is proud to continue its support for the Collingwood Music Festival Association," said Minister Moore. "It is important that we support groups that showcase our country's talent and expand our young people's knowledge of the arts."

"The Collingwood Music Festival's performances and community programming provide residents and visitors the opportunity to appreciate music and engage in educational activities with professional Canadian performers," said Mr. Miller. "Events such as these are a vital part of our cultural life in Collingwood."

"The Collingwood Music Festival is very pleased to receive support from the Government of Canada," said Douglas Nadler, Artistic Director, Collingwood Music Festival Association. "This assistance is vital for our festival and those across Canada if we are to keep the high level of excellence of performance in the arts."

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $40,000 for fiscal years 2011–2012 and 2012–2013 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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