Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

May 27, 2015 12:00 ET

Party in the Park to Usher in Final Days of Summer in Central Alberta

Member of Parliament Jim Eglinski announces funding for annual Whitecourt festival

WHITECOURT, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Whitecourt's Party in the Park Committee will receive $17,100 in funding through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program in support of the 9th annual Party in the Park in Whitecourt, Alberta.

Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament (Yellowhead), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Party in the Park takes place over the Labour Day long weekend and features a variety of musical, dance and cultural performances, including the work of over 60 local artists.

Quick Facts

  • This year's Party in the Park will take place at the Whitecourt Rotary Park, on September 5 and 6. It is a free, all-ages community event.
  • Party in the Park is organized in partnership with the Town of Whitecourt and Woodlands County.
  • Whitecourt's Party in the Park Committee is a local, non-profit organization that oversees the planning and delivery of the annual event.
  • 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 support local festivals like Party in the Park because we know that they contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of our communities. They also showcase our country's rich culture and heritage, which in turn enriches the lives of those who attend. Thank you to all who have a hand in making this happen."

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

"Each year, Party in the Park provides our community with access to a fun, family-friendly event to close off the end of summer. Thanks to this investment, the festival can continue to offer its fantastic variety of musical, artistic and cultural programming to everyone in Whitecourt and beyond."

-Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament (Yellowhead)

"The Whitecourt Party In The Park Committee is excited and proud to work in partnership Canadian Heritage to bring one of the most anticipated events in Whitecourt. The support from the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program enables us to bring an exciting, family-friendly event to the community while showcasing our local performers and musical entertainers. We are looking forward to another fantastic event that fills Rotary Park with arts, culture, fun, music, dancing, and friends!"

-Rhonda Carter, Coordinator, Whitecourt's Party in the Park Committee

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Town of Whitecourt

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
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    Anna Gravelle
    Regional Communications Manager
    Canadian Heritage
    Western Region
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