Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 06, 2015 15:45 ET

Morden Corn and Apple Festival Receives Federal Funding

Government of Canada invests in Morden community festival

MORDEN, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - June 6, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing funding of $22,200 under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program for the 49th edition of the Morden Corn and Apple Festival.

The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development) and Member of Parliament (Portage-Lisgar), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The 2015 Morden Corn and Apple Festival will take place from August 21 to 23 in Morden.
  • Government of Canada funding will support a variety of activities, including musical performances, traditional dancing, an art walk, local heritage tours, theatrical performances and an Artists' Alley featuring local artists and artisans.
  • About 70,000 people are expected to attend this year's festivities.

Quotes

"Our Government recognizes the importance of events like the Morden Corn and Apple Festival that contribute to the cultural vitality of communities and enrich the quality of life of all Canadians. I applaud the hundreds of volunteers who work tirelessly to make this festival such a success year after year."

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

"I am pleased to see our Government investing in the Morden Corn and Apple Festival, a widely-renowned event that attracts visitors from all parts of the country each year. Corn and apples are summer staples for residents in the region, and represent the vibrancy of life in our communities. I encourage residents and visitors alike to attend and experience all that the Festival has to offer."

- The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development)

"The Morden Corn and Apple Festival is very proud of the positive relationship we have built with Canadian Heritage through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program. Our festival volunteers work hard to produce an annual event to make our community, province and country proud. It started as an event to mark Canada's Centennial in 1967, and we will celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2016."

- Chris MacPherson, Chairman, Morden Corn and Apple Festival

Associated Links

Morden Corn and Apple Festival

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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Contact Information

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

    Roxanne Carriere
    A/Regional Manager, Communications
    Prairies and Northern Region
    Canadian Heritage
    204-228-8866
    roxanne.carriere@pch.gc.ca

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