Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

April 17, 2015 09:00 ET

Investing in the Arts in Eden Mills

Government of Canada supports the Eden Mills Writers' Festival

EDEN MILLS, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 17, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $12,000 in funding over two years for the 2015 and 2016 Eden Mills Writers' Festival. The annual festival is held in September and includes readings for all ages and outreach activities. The support is provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

Michael Chong, Member of Parliament (Wellington-Halton Hills), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The 27th annual Eden Mills Writers Festival will take place September 11-13, 2015.
  • The 28th annual Eden Mills Writers Festival will take place September 9-11, 2016.
  • Each edition will feature around 40 Canadian authors, as well as at least one international author.

Quotes

"Today's announcement demonstrates our Government's commitment to supporting organizations like the Eden Mills Writers' Festival that provide Canadians with access to outstanding artistic experiences right in their own community."

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

"For almost three decades, the Eden Mills Writers' Festival has been bringing the best of Canadian literature to beautiful, bucolic Wellington County. The federal government has been supporting the Festival for years, and this year, once again, is providing a grant to support this festival of Canadian writers."

- Michael Chong, Member of Parliament, (Wellington-Halton Hills)

"The Eden Mills Writers' Festival is grateful for the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage. The Festival has been bringing the best of Canadian literature to book lovers of all ages in a relaxed and inviting natural environment for 27 years. This support will help us to present stimulating, thought-provoking and entertaining programming both in Eden Mills and in the surrounding communities."

- Susan Ratcliffe, Chair, Eden Mills Writers' Festival

Associated Links

Eden Mills Writers' Festival

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Communications Director
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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    Jillian Lum
    Manager of Regional Communications
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage
    416-973-2050
    jillian.lum@pch.gc.ca

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