HALIFAX, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Department of Canadian Heritage
The Government of Canada has provided funding through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to help the Doors Open Halifax Heritage Society promote the city's architectural heritage.
Member of Parliament Gerald Keddy (South Shore-St. Margaret's) today announced $6,900 in funding for Doors Open Halifax on behalf of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Minister Shelly Glover.
With this investment, the Doors Open Halifax Heritage Society will present the 2nd annual Doors Open in June 2014. The two-day event will feature musical performances, historical re-enactments, and heritage presentations at 35 historic properties. More than 80 local artists and heritage performers are expected to participate, with anticipated audiences of 15,000. The contribution of about 400 volunteers will help make the event a success.
- Doors Open takes place annually in cities around the world.
- Buildings of architectural, historic, cultural and social significance open their doors to the public for special programming and tours.
- Visitors are invited to properties that are not usually open to the public.
"Our Government is proud to invest in heritage events such as Doors Open Halifax, which strengthens the quality of life of communities and contributes to the local economy."
- Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"Doors Open Halifax engages people in understanding and celebrating the heritage of their communities, while also providing local artists and performers with opportunities to showcase their talents."
- Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament (South Shore-St. Margaret's)
"We are honoured and deeply gratified to receive funding from the Government of Canada. Doors Open Halifax is only in its second year but we have received a remarkable reception from the local community. Through this partnership with Canadian Heritage, we are able to present an event that will continue to grow in attendance and to shine a light on the rich history that surrounds us. We look forward to celebrating on June 7th and 8th, 2014."
- Hugh MacKay, President, Doors Open Halifax Heritage Society.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages