SUNDRE, AB, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Blake Richards, Member of Parliament
(Wild Rose), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of
Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced support for
the Sundre and District Historical Society for the 2014 edition of
Winterfest, its annual winter carnival.
"For the past nine years, Winterfest has attracted thousands of
residents and visitors to Sundre, Alberta," said Mr. Richards. "This
festival will boost the local economy, add to the community's vitality,
and encourage people to explore the rich history of Mountain View
The Sundre and District Historical Society will present the 10th edition of Winterfest on February 15 and 16, 2014. Activities include
musical entertainment, ice carvings, artist displays, and
demonstrations that showcase the area's cultural heritage. The festival
will present the work of more than 60 local artists.
"Our Government is pleased to support local festivals like Winterfest
that bring communities together in celebration and foster a sense of
pride in all of us," said Minister Glover. "Alberta is home to many
unique festivals that provide rich cultural experiences and a platform
for local artists to create and perform."
"The Sundre Historical Society works hard to bring events to our town
which bring the community together to celebrate our heritage," said
Darlene Smee, Manager of the Sundre and District Historical Society.
"We would like to thank the Department of Canadian Heritage for their
contribution and support for our Winterfest celebration, which has been
held in our community for the past nine years."
The Sundre and District Historical Society is a non-profit organization
that promotes the history of the town of Sundre, Alberta. Situated at
the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Sundre is home to more than
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $2,000 through the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program provides
Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that
present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and
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