Government of Canada provides funding for the Orangeville Blues and Jazz
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.
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
"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
Building Communities through Arts and Heritage
Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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