Government of Canada supports 2014 River Arts Festival
August 12, 2014, Dunnville, Ontario – The Government of Canada is providing $2,200 to Haldimand Art Works under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to support the 9th edition of the River Arts Festival.
The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Member of Parliament (Haldimand-Norfolk), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
- The mandate of Haldimand Art Works is to provide community-based arts and fine craft education, and to be a voice for the arts in Haldimand County.
- The group organizes the annual River Arts Festival, which takes place during the first two weeks of November in downtown Dunnville and includes art exhibits, music, children’s activities, and theatre.
“By supporting local arts organizations, we are helping ensure that Canadians have opportunities to get involved in arts and heritage in their communities. I applaud the organizers of the River Arts Festival for supporting the cultural vitality of their community and contributing to the local economy.”
-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
“I thank Haldimand Art Works and all the volunteers for putting on a festival that showcases our talented local artists and our vibrant community. I’m proud our Government is once again supporting this unique event.”
-The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Member of Parliament (Haldimand-Norfolk)
“The Board of Directors of Haldimand Art Works and its planning committee for the River Arts Festival are grateful for the support received from Canadian Heritage. This support allows us to present and promote local performers and artists, alongside those with national profile, as part of a multidisciplinary celebration of the arts, demonstrating the important contribution of arts and culture to building vibrant communities everywhere.”
-Jody Orr, President, Haldimand Art Works and Co-Chair, River Arts Festival