Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

October 01, 2014 12:00 ET

Local Arts Festival Brings Culture and Community Together in the Comox Valley

Government of Canada provides funding to the Comox Valley Community Arts Council

CUMBERLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 1, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada has provided the Comox Valley Community Arts Council with $6,500 in funding through the Building Communities Though Arts and Heritage program for the 9th Local Colours Festival of Arts and Culture.
This free community festival will include a showcase of works produced by local artists, as well as musical and First Nations performances.

The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Member of Parliament (Vancouver Island North), announced this support today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • This year's Local Colours Festival of Arts and Culture will take place on October 3 and 4,in the village of Cumberland, and will feature artists, artisans and performers from across the Comox Valley.
  • The Comox Valley Community Arts Council is a non-profit organization that works to promote local art in the community. In addition to Local Colours, the organization coordinates art shows and workshops, public art and literary projects, performing-arts activities and children's programming.
  • The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in projects that showcase and foster local Canadian talent. Year after year, the Local Colours Festival of Arts and Culture successfully demonstrates the positive impact of the arts in our communities. I am delighted to see so much variety on display at this year's festival."

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

"We are pleased to support the Local Colours Festival of Arts and Culture, an event that highlights the outstanding talent we have here in the Comox Valley. Thank you to the organizers for pulling together yet another exciting array of artists and performers."

-The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Member of Parliament (Vancouver Island North)

"We are grateful to Canadian Heritage for providing support through the Building Communities Through Heritage program. We are extremely excited to announce the relocation of this event for its 9th year to the Village of Cumberland. On October 3 and 4, 2014, Local Colours will be presented in conjunction with the Foggy Mountain Fall Fair and splash local arts all over the village. We have extraordinary talent in our midst, here in the Comox Valley. It's really worth a look and a listen."

- Bobby Herron, Vice President, Comox Valley Community Arts Council

Associated Links

Comox Valley Community Arts Council

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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    Canadian Heritage
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