Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

May 02, 2014 12:00 ET

Investing in Trent Hills' Art and Culture

The Government of Canada continues to support Warkworth Art in the Park

WARKWORTH, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 2, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Member of Parliament Rick Norlock (Northumberland-Quinte West) today announced $8,400 in funding for the Warkworth Business Association's Warkworth Art (& Music) in the Park festival on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.

The Government of Canada has provided this funding through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to support the 4th edition of this festival, which will bring musical and theatrical performances, storytelling and artistic demonstrations to the municipality of Trent Hills.

Quick Facts

  • The festival features the works of local artists and artisans and will take place this year on May 17-18.
  • Admission to Warkworth Art in the Park is free.

Quotes

"The Warkworth Art in the Park festival has become an outstanding showcase of local artists and artisans in the community, and I am proud to see such a tremendous festival flourish with the support of the Government of Canada."

- Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament (Northumberland-Quinte West)

"I applaud the organizers of Warkworth Art in the Park for creating an opportunity to highlight emerging local artists and engaging communities through arts and culture while stimulating the local economy."

- Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The 2014 Warkworth Art (& Music) in the Park festival will be the largest and most exciting of our four-year history, featuring new talent and returning favourites. With the continuing financial support of the Government of Canada, the festival is able to provide a venue for local masters and upcoming stars to showcase their work. A wide range of mediums from fine art to music to sculpture ensures there will be something for visitors of all ages."

- Ruth Wojtiuk, Committee Chair, Warkworth Art in the Park.

Associated Links

Warkworth Art in the Park

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

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