Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

March 27, 2015 12:00 ET

Investing in the Arts in Orangeville

Government of Canada supports the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival

ORANGEVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 27, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $37,900 under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to support the 2015 Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival.

David Tilson, Member of Parliament (Dufferin-Caledon), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The 13th annual Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival will take place from June 4 to 7, 2015.
  • Organizers anticipate that the 2015 festival will attract more than 35,000 attendees.
  • In 2014 the festival was named one of the Top 100 Events in Ontario by Festival and Events Ontario for the fourth year in a row.

Quotes

"Our Government recognizes the value of the arts, and we are proud to invest in festivals that celebrate local artists and help build stronger communities."

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

"I am pleased the Government of Canada is once again supporting the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival-an important fixture on our community's cultural calendar."

-David Tilson, Member of Parliament (Dufferin-Caledon)

"We greatly appreciate the Department of Canadian Heritage's investment in our community and the showcasing of outstanding local performers."

-Ted Gerber, President, Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival Board of Directors

Associated Links

Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Jillian Lum
    Manager of Regional Communications
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage
    416-973-2050
    jillian.lum@pch.gc.ca

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
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