Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

January 19, 2015 10:00 ET

Investing in the Performing Arts for Children in Haliburton

The Government of Canada supports Razzamataz Kids' Shows!

HALIBURTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 19, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $6,500 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund to support the Razzamataz Kids' Shows! (RKS) presentation of their annual performing arts series for children. The 2015 edition of the series will include programming for children and families with a wide variety of performances that include music, theatre, dance and circus.

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

  • Razzamataz Kids' Shows! is a volunteer organization that presents an annual series of interactive shows that target an audience of children aged 2 to 12.
  • The shows are held at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion in Haliburton.
  • RKS also offers artist-led workshops for children aged 9 to 12 in partnership with local dance schools.


"We are pleased to support organizations that give young Canadians opportunities to learn about and appreciate the performing arts. Arts and cultural organizations like Razzamataz strengthen our communities and enrich the quality of life of Canadians."

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

"I am thrilled that once again our Government is supporting Razzamataz Kids' Shows!, which is celebrating its 30th year of providing children and families in the Haliburton region with access to top-quality arts and cultural experiences."

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

"Haliburton Razzamataz Kids' Shows! is grateful for the support received from the Department of Canadian Heritage. This funding enables our organization to celebrate our 30th season of offering family entertainment and to present four performances showcasing theatre, variety, dance, puppetry and a dance theatre residency involving community members in a professional public performance."

- Dawn Mole-Hurd, Chair, Razzamataz Kids' Shows

Associated Links

Razzamataz Kids' Shows!

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