WARKWORTH, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/15 -- Department of Canadian Heritage
The Government of Canada is providing $6,500 in funding through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program for the 5th edition of Warkworth Art (& Music) in the Park. This two-day arts and heritage festival is presented by the Warkworth Business Association in the Municipality of Trent Hills, Ontario.
Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament (Northumberland-Quinte West), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
-- This year's festival will take place May 16 and 17 and will feature over 70 artists, artisans and heritage performers, including the return of performers who have been present at every previous edition of the festival. -- The event includes musical performances, storytelling and art displays, as well as heritage walking tours that showcase some of the unique architectural features of the area.
"Our Government recognizes the value of local arts and heritage activities, and we are proud to invest in projects that contribute to our collective identity, promote our heritage and local culture, and define who we are as Canadians."
-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"I applaud the organizers of the Warkworth Art (& Music) in the Park festival for creating this wonderful opportunity for area residents to take part in a variety of cultural and heritage activities. This event showcases local artists and artisans and contributes to the vitality of our community."
-Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament (Northumberland-Quinte West)
"To celebrate our 5th anniversary of the event, we will be featuring those artists who have been with us since our first event. We also welcome several new musicians to the stage, including our local Campbellford District High School Jazz Ensemble. This promises to be the best year yet."
-Ruth Wojtiuk, Chair, Warkworth Art (& Music) in the Park Committee
Warkworth Art (& Music) in the Park
Warkworth Business Association
Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage
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