Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

September 26, 2014 20:00 ET

Harvesting Culture and Art in Lacombe: Member of Parliament Blaine Calkins Announces Support for the Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival

LACOMBE, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2014) - Canadian Heritage

The Lacombe Regional Tourism and Marketing Association will receive $4,200 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to present the 3rd edition of the Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival, a three-day celebration of Lacombe's agricultural heritage and diverse cultural community.

Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament (Wetaskiwin), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • This year's Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival takes place from September 26 to 28.
  • Festival activities include guided historical walking tours of Lacombe, musical performances, artist exhibitions, a photography competition, demonstrations of heritage skills, a Doors Open tour, as well as literary readings and workshops.
  • The Lacombe Regional Marketing and Tourism Association is a non-profit organization that promotes tourism in the Lacombe Region.
  • The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

Quotes

"All across Canada, festivals make a significant contribution to our economy by attracting tourists and visitors to our villages, towns and cities. Our Government is committed to ensuring that community celebrations continue to flourish while promoting local artists."

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

"By supporting local festivals like the Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival, our Government is delivering on its commitment to increase opportunities for artists and citizens to get involved in their community. I am thrilled to be a part of this year's festival and I wish the many volunteers, staff and visitors an enjoyable, fun-filled weekend."

-Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament (Wetaskiwin)

"The Lacombe Regional Tourism and Marketing Association welcomes the Government of Canada's support for the Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival. It helps our organization to develop and promote cultural experiences that build and enrich community life while attracting visitors to the Lacombe region."

-Marie Péron, Executive Director, Lacombe Regional Tourism and Marketing Association

Associated Links

Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival

Lacombe Regional Tourism and Marketing Association

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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