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Government of Canada supports the Children's Delight Series of Dryden

DRYDEN, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/21/14 -- Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada has provided $7,000 in funding through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund for the Children's Delight Series of Dryden. The series, aimed at children aged 3 to 11, presents performances that incorporate a variety of disciplines, including music, theatre, dance and circus arts.

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources, Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario and Member of Parliament (Kenora), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

--  The Children's Delight Series of Dryden has been presenting their
    multidisciplinary series in the Dryden area for over 25 years.
--  The events will take place at the New Prospect Public School, with
    larger productions happening at the Dryden Performing Arts Centre.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in cultural events that contribute to the quality of life in our communities. Through this interactive artistic series, children are exposed to the magic of live performances and learn to appreciate arts and culture starting at a young age."

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

"For over 25 years, Children's Delight has been presenting their multidisciplinary children's performance series in Dryden. Their shows are unique and teach children the importance of arts and culture in life, which is why I am proud to announce this funding for their upcoming season."

-The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources, Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario and Member of Parliament (Kenora)

"This funding is significant in maintaining our mission to provide children with the opportunity to experience the performing arts. In addition to supporting the series, it will allow the performers to share their skills and talents through community workshops. With the renewed commitment of Canadian Heritage, Children's Delight looks forward to a successful season."

-Pauline Douglas, Chair of the Children's Delight Series-TBD, Children's Delight Series of Dryden

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Children's Delight Series of Dryden

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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