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The 155th Western Nova Scotia Exhibition Is on Its Way

Government of Canada provides funding to the Yarmouth County Agricultural Society

YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/12/14 -- Department of Canadian HeritageYarmouth residents and visitors will be delighted with yet another edition of the Western Nova Scotia Exhibition, which celebrates its 155th anniversary this year.

The Government of Canada has provided $8,800 in funding through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to the Yarmouth County Agricultural Society.

Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament (West Nova), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding will allow the Society, an organization that promotes arts and heritage in the community, to present the 155th edition of the Western Nova Scotia Exhibition from July 29 to August 2, 2014.

Quick Facts


--  The first Agricultural Exhibition in Yarmouth was held in 1859.

--  The present site of the exhibition was purchased in 1946.

--  This year, more than 140 local artists, artisans, and heritage
    performers are expected to be part of the Western Nova Scotia Exhibition
    in Yarmouth County. Activities include musical and dance performances,
    artisan demonstrations, art exhibitions, and local history talks.


Quotes

"I am pleased that our Government will help the Yarmouth County Agricultural Society promote local art and heritage, which have been part of the region's history for the past 155 years. As Canadians, we must be proud of the traditions that help define our identity."

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

"By partnering with this event, our Government is demonstrating its dedication to keeping local legacies alive for future generations and to allowing Canadians to appreciate our history."

-Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament (West Nova)

"The Yarmouth County Agricultural Society will be hosting the 155th Western Nova Scotia Exhibition this year. The grant will assist us in providing an opportunity to showcase and preserve the history and legacy of the agricultural communities in the Tri-County Area and showcase the diversity of local historical performers, artists, and artisans."

-Frank Anderson, Manager, Yarmouth County Agricultural Society

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Western Nova Scotia Exhibition

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Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
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Gilles Theriault
Manager, Communications
Atlantic Region
Department of Canadian Heritage
506-851-3980

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