Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 16, 2015 09:00 ET

Local Festival Highlights Arts and Heritage in Nova Scotia

Government of Canada provides funding to the South Shore Exhibition

BRIDGEWATER, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - July 16, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing the South Shore Exhibition Commission in Bridgewater with $20,700 to host the 124th South Shore Exhibition, from July 28 to August 2, 2015. This funding is being provided through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program.

Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The South Shore Exhibition will include musical and dance performances; demonstrations of rug hooking, rug braiding and basket weaving; exhibits of local antique artifacts; and local history talks. It will also feature the creative work of about 240 local artists, artisans and heritage performers.
  • The South Shore Exhibition Commission is a local non-profit organization that promotes local agricultural heritage and arts in the community.
  • The organization is counting on the participation of 450 volunteers for the six-day festival.
  • The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program increases opportunities, through festivals and other events and projects, for local artists and artisans to be involved in their community and for local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support community-based events like the South Shore Exhibition. We know that such activities contribute to a community's quality of life, as well as to its economy."

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

"Congratulations to the South Shore Exhibition Commission on presenting the 124th South Shore Exhibition. This event offers Nova Scotia's residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy an array of cultural activities."

-Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's)

"The South Shore Exhibition has long been known as one of the oldest agricultural exhibitions in the province and has prided itself in maintaining its heritage. It is because of the support from the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program that we are able to maintain and exhibit some of our artifacts and showcase our talented local artists and artisans. We thank you for your continued support of the South Shore Exhibition."

-Herbert Eagle, President, South Shore Exhibition

Associated Links

South Shore Exhibition

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Gilles Theriault
    Communications Manager
    Atlantic Region
    506-851-3980

    Media Relations
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