Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

October 14, 2014 11:45 ET

Supporting Community Arts and Culture Festivals in Rural Manitoba

Member of Parliament Ted Falk announces funding for four local organizations

STEINBACH, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Oct. 14, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing total funding of $50,300 to four organizations in southeastern Manitoba to support their 2015 community festivals. This funding is provided under Canadian Heritage's Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program.

Ted Falk, Member of Parliament (Provencher), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

For a breakdown of the funding and details on the organizations receiving support, see the attached backgrounder.

Quick Facts

  • In February 2015, the Friends of the St. Malo Provincial Park will host the Festival of Friends. Activities include presentations of music, dance, and local historical Francophone and Métis heritage like traditional Métis jigging and an interpretive historical photograph presentation.
  • The St-Pierre-Jolys Museum will present its annual Sugaring Off Festival in April 2015. This event includes music and dance performances by local artists, presentations of traditional artisanal practices such as wood carving, and local Métis heritage including traditional maple syrup production.
  • The 20th edition of the Niverville Olde Tyme Country Fair will take place in June 2015. Festival visitors can expect music, dance, choral performances and a local artisan show.
  • The Steinbach Arts Council's Summer in the City Festival of Arts & Culture will also take place in June 2015. It will include concerts, art and artisan demonstrations, children's art activities, and music and dance performances.

Quotes

"When it comes to great local talent, our communities have a lot to offer their residents and visitors alike. Today, our Government is helping local festivals showcase their home-grown artists and celebrate their heritage."

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

"I am pleased that our Government is supporting festivals that bring visitors to the region and get residents involved in their communities. I applaud the hard work of these organizations and the many volunteers that help ensure the success of these events year after year for all to enjoy!"

-Ted Falk, Member of Parliament (Provencher)

"The Sugaring Off Festival shares and celebrates Métis and French-Canadian history, the evolution of French education in Manitoba, and the craft of maple syrup. The support of the Government of Canada helps us ensure the success of the Festival, and we are grateful for it."

-Roland Gagné, President, St-Pierre-Jolys Museum

Associated Links

Niverville Olde Tyme Country Fair

Friends of the St. Malo Provincial Park

St-Pierre-Jolys Museum

Steinbach Arts Council

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program

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Backgrounder

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage
This program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.
City Organization Project Fiscal Year Amount
Niverville Niverville Olde Tyme Country Fair Niverville Olde Tyme Country Fair 2015-2016 $13,800
St.Malo Friends of the St. Malo Provincial Park Festival of Friends 2014-2015 $11,400
St-Pierre-Jolys Musée de St. Pierre Jolys Sugaring Off Festival 2015-2016 $14,300
Steinbach Steinbach Arts Council Summer in the City Festival of Arts & Culture 2015-2016 $10,800
Total: $50,300

Contact Information

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

    Francine D. Lefebvre
    Regional Manager, Communications
    Prairies and Northern Region
    Canadian Heritage
    204-983-4367 Cell: 204-899-8611
    francine.lefebvre@pch.gc.ca

    Media Relations
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