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Labour Day Weekend Festival Continues to Entertain Thanks to Federal Support

Member of Parliament Rob Merrifield announces funding for Whitecourt's Party in the Park Festival

WHITECOURT, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/14 -- Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada has provided the Whitecourt Party in the Park Committee with $32,600 in funding under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to present the 8th edition of the Party in the Park festival.

The 2014 Party in the Park will take place on the Labour Day long weekend and will feature a mix of cultural activities and performances.

The Honourable Rob Merrifield, Member of Parliament (Yellowhead), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

--  The 8th annual Party in the Park festival will take place on August 30
    and 31, 2014, at Rotary Park in Whitecourt.


--  This year's festival will promote the work of 62 local artists and
    feature a series of musical and cultural performances.


--  The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program provides
    Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that
    present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

Quotes

"Our Government is committed to supporting festivals that celebrate our country's rich culture and heritage. I commend the Party in the Park Committee for working to bring a fun-filled, enjoyable festival to Whitecourt year after year."

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

"Party in the Park has been bringing arts, culture, and community together for the last eight years. Our Government is pleased to support celebrations that support our rich Canadian culture, while supporting the local economy here in Whitecourt."

-The Honourable Rob Merrifield, Member of Parliament (Yellowhead)

"The Whitecourt Party in The Park Committee is proud to partner with the Government of Canada on this event. The support from the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program will help us reach our goal of hosting a free event for families to enjoy while highlighting local performers and musical entertainment. 2014 will mark our eighth year, and the support from Canadian Heritage will help to make it our best year yet!"

-Rhonda Carter, Joint Economic Development Coordinator, Town of Whitecourt and Woodlands County

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and Official Languages
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Anna Gravelle
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Canadian Heritage
Western Region
604-666-6504

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