PARRY SOUND, ON, July 26, 2012 /CNW/ - An investment in arts and culture
in Parry Sound will attract tourism and boost the local economy.
Funding for the Festival of the Sound was announced today by the
Honourable Tony Clement, Member of Parliament (Parry Sound-Muskoka),
President of the Treasury Board and Minister for FedNor, on behalf of
the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official
The Festival of the Sound is an annual summer festival of professional
classical music, performed live on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay
in the Town of Parry Sound. The Festival will present first-class
chamber music from Canada and abroad in its 33rd and 34th annual editions from July 18 to August 12, 2012, and July 19 to August
"Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in
events like the Festival of the Sound that showcase our culture," said
Minister Moore. "By supporting this project, our Government is
delivering on its commitment to strengthen our economy and support
arts, culture and heritage."
"The live concerts to take place at the Festival of the Sound will
promote the talents of Canadian musicians from across the country,"
said Minister Clement. "This successful annual event will continue to
bring our community together and support our town's economic growth and
"The Festival of the Sound is honoured to be supported by the Government
of Canada to present its 33rd and 34th summer seasons of world-calibre chamber music," said Margaret Boyd,
Executive Director of the Festival. "This support allows the Festival
to bring outstanding Canadian and international classical musicians to
the spectacular Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts,
right on the shores of Georgian Bay in Parry Sound, Ontario."
The Government of Canada has provided total funding of $240,000
($120,000 per year for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014) through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program gives Canadians
increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture
through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional
performances, and other artistic experiences.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
Office of the Minister of
Canadian Heritage and
(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)