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Music and Agriculture Are at the Heart of the Harvest Sun Music Fest

The Government of Canada announces funding for the 2014 festival

KELWOOD, MANITOBA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/02/14 -- Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing financial support to the Harvest Sun Music & Art Society for the 2014 Harvest Sun Music Fest.

On behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament (Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette), today announced $13,900 in funding.

Quick Facts

-The 9th edition of the Harvest Sun Music Fest is taking place in the village of Kelwood, Manitoba, from August 15 to 17, 2014.

- This outdoor festival will feature musical performances by more than a dozen local and Canadian artists, as well as agricultural heritage presentations and demonstrations.

- The Harvest Sun Music & Art Society provides arts education, entertainment, and a celebration of culture to the community at large.

- The Government of Canada is providing this funding through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program of the Department of Canadian 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.

Quotes

"Festivals like this one are the heart and soul of a community. Through music and the arts, the Harvest Sun Music Fest is raising awareness about the local agricultural community while honouring the pioneers who built this country. We are proud to support the Society in its efforts to renew the cultural vitality of this prairie town."

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

"This festival features some of the best artists this community and this province have to offer. It celebrates our past and our present, while helping build a bright future. That is why I am pleased to announce this funding to the Harvest Sun Music & Art Society today."

-Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament (Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette)

"The Harvest Sun Music Festival is thrilled to receive support from the Government of Canada again this year. Assistance of this kind helps small communities and small festivals reach their goals!"

-Members of the Harvest Sun Music & Art Society

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Marisa Monnin
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
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Media Relations
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Francine D. Lefebvre, Regional Communications Manager
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Canadian Heritage
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