FREDERICTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Member
of Parliament (Fredericton), today announced $10,000 in funding for
Winterfesthiver 2014 on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover Minister
of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
The Government of Canada has provided funding through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to support Winterfesthiver. The 12th edition of the event took place on February 1 and 2 at the Capital
Exhibit Centre in Fredericton. The activities included musical
performances featuring local artists, snow sculpting demonstrations,
and artists' displays.
Over 200 volunteers dedicated 4,200 hours to planning, managing,
implementing, and evaluating the two-day festival.
Winterfesthiver is part of FROSTival Fredericton, Atlantic Canada's
Largest Winter Celebration.
Winterfest NB Inc. is a non-profit volunteer organization.
Winterfest NB Inc. was inspired by a family's visit to Winterlude in
Canada's Capital Region in the mid-1990s.
"Winterfesthiver is a great community gathering that helps warm people's
hearts with entertainment and activities from local artists and
performers. I am proud to announce our Government's continued support
to this organization."
— The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament (Fredericton)
"Fredericton's economy and the community's well-being will benefit
directly from the support provided by our Government. Winterfesthiver
is a great example of how volunteers can provide cultural experiences
to residents and visitors."
— The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and
"Winterfesthiver's thrilling ice slides and amazing snow maze draw
visitors from throughout the region and beyond to enjoy great Canadian
outdoor winter traditions. The outdoor attractions are complimented by
activities inspired by winter sports, games, and pastimes featuring
local artistic, culinary, and musical talent. Winterfest NB Inc.
acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada through Canadian
Heritage. The support of Canadian Heritage was crucial to making this
12th annual edition possible."
—John Antworth, President of Winterfest
Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage
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SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages