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Member of Parliament James Bezan announces support for Manitoba's Oak Point Music Festival

OAK POINT, MANITOBA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/14 -- Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $15,100 to the Oak Point Community Club for the 2014 edition of its annual music festival. Funding is provided through the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program, which provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

This was announced today by James Bezan, Member of Parliament (Selkirk-Interlake), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

--  The 9th Oak Point Music Festival will take place from June 27 to 29,
    2014, and is organized by the Oak Point Community Club.
--  The annual event promises ''fun for all ages" and features a variety of
    concerts and dance performances on an outdoor stage located in the park.
--  Oak Point is located just north of Winnipeg, within the Rural
    Municipality of St. Laurent.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in community festivals that showcase Canada's great local talent. Summer is here, and I encourage all Canadians to take part in our country's fantastic festivals. On the road to 2017, let us continue to celebrate all of the things that make Canada the strong, proud and free country we are today."

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

"The Oak Point Music Festival gives residents of rural Manitoba the opportunity to see some of the best talent our province has to offer. It also attracts visitors from near and far, which helps boost tourism in the region and contributes to our local economy."

-James Bezan, Member of Parliament (Selkirk-Interlake)

"The Oak Point Music Festival gratefully acknowledges the generous support received from the Government of Canada. Grants such as these make it possible for us to host our festival, which showcases local musical and artistic talent and provides enjoyment for all ages! We look forward to our ninth and best year yet!"

-Glenn Byron, President, Oak Point Community Club

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Contacts:
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Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
819-997-7788

Francine D. Lefebvre
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Prairies and Northern Region
Canadian Heritage
204-983-4367, Cell.: 204-899-8611
[email protected]

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