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Government of Canada announces funding to the Historic Sherbrooke Village Development Society

SHERBROOKE, NOVA SCOTIA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/16/14 -- Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada has provided the Historic Sherbrooke Village Development Society with $7,300 in funding under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to present the 18th edition of the Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas.

The two-weekend festival will feature performances by local musicians, demonstrations by local artisans, craft workshops, family and children's activities, and a historical tour of the village.

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

--  The 18th edition of the Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas will
    take place from November 28 to 30 and December 5 to 7, 2014, on the
    premises of the Sherbrooke Village Museum and the surrounding area.
--  This year's celebrations will promote the work of more than 150 local
    artists, artisans and heritage presenters.
--  The Historic Sherbrooke Village Development Society is counting on the
    participation of over 300 volunteers who will dedicate more than 5,000
    hours to the planning, execution and evaluation of the festival.
--  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 pleased to invest in projects that bring Canadians together and enrich life in our communities."

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

"By supporting the Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas, our Government is creating opportunities for local artists and artisans to get involved in their community and for local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage. Through festivals and other projects, we are building stronger communities, in Nova Scotia and across Canada."

-The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada,

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank Canadian Heritage and the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program for its generous contribution to the Historic Sherbrooke Village Development Society in support of Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas. This funding will help ensure sustainability of a rapidly growing, off-season celebration which offers a variety of activities to all ages in a setting designed to deliver a traditional Christmas celebration."

-Michelle MacArthur, Chair, Historic Sherbrooke Village Development Society

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Contacts:
Marisa Monnin
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
819-997-7788

Clarissa Lamb
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Justice
613-992-4621

Gilles Theriault
Communications Manager
Atlantic Region
Canadian Heritage
506-851-3980

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
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