Government of Canada provides funding for Tongue on the Post Festival
MEDICINE HAT, AB, Jan. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Department of Canadian Heritage
Member of Parliament LaVar Payne (Medicine Hat) today announced $5,000
in funding for the Medicine Hat Folk Music Club, on behalf of Minister
of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.
Funding is provided through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program and will help support the 8th Tongue on the Post Festival.
The Festival will feature a variety of activities for all ages,
including a gala concert, performances by local musicians, a free
singer/songwriter open stage and an artisan market, as well as musical
workshops and afternoon school concerts.
This year's Tongue on the Post Festival will take place from January 20
to 25, 2014, at various venues across Medicine Hat.
Medalta Potteries, a National Historic Site of Canada, serves as the
Festival's main concert stage.
Founded in 2002, the Medicine Hat Folk Music Club is a non-profit
society that stages folk-music and other artistic performances in
Medicine Hat and fosters the development of local artists.
"Local festivals play an important role in enriching the cultural
vibrancy of our communities. Investing in arts and culture is an
investment in our quality of life, and our Government is proud to
provide this funding."
- Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"The Tongue on the Post Festival has become a wonderful winter tradition
in Cypress County, bringing the community together to enjoy the best in
folk music and pay homage to storytelling through song. We are pleased
to be a partner in the Festival's continued success."
- LaVar Payne, Member of Parliament (Medicine Hat)
"Thanks to support from the Building Communities Through Arts and
Heritage program, the Medicine Hat Folk Music Club has been able to
contribute to the culture and quality of life that we enjoy in our
community. For the past seven years, our winter festival has offered a
high-quality musical celebration to the people of Medicine Hat. We are
proud to promote and showcase local musicians by offering their talents
to the people of our community."
- Blaine Whitford, Director or the Medicine Hat Folk Music Club
Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage
Tongue on the Post Festival
Medicine Hat Folk Music Club
Medalta Potteries National Historic Site of Canada
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages