Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

March 24, 2015 10:00 ET

Investing in the Arts in Grey County

Government of Canada supports the SweetWater Music Festival

HOLLAND CENTRE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 24, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $10,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund to support the 12th annual SweetWater Music Festival. The three-day classical music festival will feature performances by professional artists from across Canada and abroad.

Larry Miller, Member of Parliament (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The SweetWater Music Festival will take place from September 18 to 20, 2015, in Leith and Owen Sound.
  • Concerts will take place at the Georgian Shores United Church and the Historic Leith Church.
  • The Festival will also present outreach and audience development activities including school visits, master classes, artist talks and photography exhibits.


"Our Government is proud to support the SweetWater Music Festival. This festival contributes to the region's cultural and economic vitality and brings Canadians closer together through the enjoyment of the arts."

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

"I am pleased the Government of Canada is once again supporting the SweetWater Music Festival, and I congratulate them on their 12th annual festival."

-Larry Miller, Member of Parliament (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound)

"We are honoured to receive recognition and support from the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage for SweetWater's 12th anniversary year. With this assistance, we are able to continue to provide our community with unique programming that blends local, national and international talents."

-Mark Fewer, Artistic Director, SweetWater Music Festival

Associated Links

SweetWater Music Festival

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages

    Jillian Lum
    Manager of Regional Communications
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage