Investing in the Arts in Orangeville

Government of Canada provides funding for the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival

ORANGEVILLE, ON, Feb. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada has provided $30,700 through the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program to support the 12th edition of the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival.

David Tilson, Member of Parliament (Dufferin-Caledon), announced the funding today at the February Blues & Jazz Bash in support of the festival, on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.

With this support, this festival will feature a broad and eclectic range of blues and jazz music in Orangeville's historic downtown core from June 5 to 8, 2014.

Quick Facts

  • The festival was named a Top 100 Event by Festivals & Events Ontario three years in a row.
  • A variety of music is offered at over 25 venues throughout town, including large main stages, local talent stages, and acoustic tents.
  • In 2014, the festival expects 33,000 visitors over the duration of the event.

Quotes
"By investing in the Orangeville Blues and Jazz festival, the Government of Canada is showing its support for an event that draws thousands to Orangeville, boosting the local economy while giving spectators a unique cultural experience."
—David Tilson, Member of Parliament (Dufferin-Caledon)

"I applaud the organizers of the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival for creating an opportunity to showcase seasoned and emerging local artists and the great contribution they add to our cultural identity."
—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival is pleased to receive significant support from the Government of Canada. With this support, the festival has been able to offer increased local talent, a key element of our success. You can look forward to many new features in 2014 that are possible as a result of the support."
—Debbi Goss, Executive Director, Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival

Associated Links
Building Communities through Arts and Heritage
Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival

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