Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

March 17, 2015 11:24 ET

Investing in the Arts in Peterborough

Government of Canada supports the Peterborough Folk Festival

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 17, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $10,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund to support the Peterborough Folk Festival's annual music festival and its year-round music series. The events feature established and emerging artists in a variety of folk sub-genres, including influences of pop, country, new music and jazz.
Barry Devolin, Member of Parliament (Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The 26th annual Peterborough Folk Festival will take place from August 21 to 23, 2015.
  • The PFF Presents music series will take place from April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016.
  • The expected attendance for the festival and series is approximately 9,000 people.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support the Peterborough Folk Festival. Arts organizations like this one contribute to the cultural vitality of our communities and enrich the quality of life of all Canadians."

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

"I am pleased the Government of Canada is once again supporting the Peterborough Folk Festival. I congratulate the Festival on 26 years of bringing a variety of artistic experiences to audiences in Peterborough."

-Barry Devolin, Member of Parliament (Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock)

"The Peterborough Folk Festival is very proud to be entering its 26th year of operations in 2015. Run primarily by volunteers, the PFF hosts a variety of national and local musical artists-from Juno and Polaris Prize winners to emerging artists. We look forward to providing a unique program to our appreciative audience of the Greater Peterborough Area. Our programs would not be possible without the valuable support of the Department of Canadian Heritage."

-Malcolm Byard, Chair, Board of Directors, Peterborough Folk Festival

Associated Links

Peterborough Folk 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
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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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