Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

January 07, 2015 10:00 ET

Investing in the Performing Arts in Dryden

Government of Canada supports the 2015-2017 Dryden Entertainment Series

DRYDEN, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 7, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $24,000 in funding over two years to the Dryden Entertainment Series for their 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 performing arts series. The funding is provided through Canadian Heritage's Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources, Minister for FedNor and Member of Parliament (Kenora), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Dryden Entertainment Series (DES) showcases performers from a range of musical genres, as well as one dance and one theatre presentation per season. The featured artists come from across Canada.
  • The DES also facilitates six artist-led workshops per year in the community's elementary and secondary schools and the Dryden Native Friendship Centre.

Quotes

"Today's announcement demonstrates our Government's commitment to supporting organizations like the Dryden Entertainment Series that increase access to the richness of Canada's culture through outstanding artistic experiences."

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

"I am very pleased that our Government is once again partnering with the Dryden Entertainment Series to assist them in providing the high-quality entertainment that residents of the area have come to enjoy. Their dedication to the Series has helped attract top-notch Canadian artists to Dryden, and I wish Wendy and all DES committee members all the best for the coming seasons."

-The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources, Minister for FedNor and Member of Parliament (Kenora)

"The Dryden Entertainment Series is very appreciative of the funding received from Canadian Heritage to support and promote performing arts in our community. Canadian Heritage funding assists DES in providing an eight-concert series featuring a variety of musical performances, as well as drama and dance. This celebration of the arts, bringing very talented Canadian artists to our northern community, is thoroughly enjoyed by our diverse audience."

-Wendy Wiedenhoeft, Dryden Entertainment Series Committee Chair

Associated Links

Dryden Entertainment Series

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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