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Government of Canada announces support for the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

GODERICH, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/08/14 -- Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada has provided the Goderich Celtic Folk Society with $60,000 over two years through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, in support of the 2014 and 2015 editions of the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival.

Ben Lobb, Member of Parliament (Huron-Bruce), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

--  The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival is an outdoor, family-friendly event
    in the Town of Goderich, Ontario.
--  The theme of this year's Festival, taking place from August 8 to 10, is
    "The Harp and the Fleur-de-Lis," exploring the Irish-French cultural
    connection.
--  The Festival showcases authentic Celtic music and dance, with performers
    coming from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Quebec, the U.S. and Nova Scotia.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support events like the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival that present a variety of professional artistic experiences for Canadians to enjoy. This festival contributes to the region's cultural and economic vitality and showcases our country's talented artists."

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

"Every year, the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival offers a unique and authentic cultural experience on the eastern shore of Lake Huron. Thoroughly enjoyed by local residents, this event also attracts many visitors and stimulates the local economy."

- Ben Lobb, Member of Parliament (Huron-Bruce)

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Goderich Celtic Roots Festival

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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