McGuinty Government Boosts Prince Edward County Music Festival



    New Funding To Help Festival Attract Larger Audiences

    PICTON, ON, Aug. 24 /CNW/ - The McGuinty government is helping promote
the fourth annual Prince Edward County Music Festival, September 20 - 22,
through an investment of $1,700 for newspaper advertising in Toronto, Tourism
Minister Jim Bradley announced today.
    "The Ontario government is pleased to help the Prince Edward County Music
Festival attract more visitors," said Bradley. "Supporting festivals, events
and attractions provides an economic boost to communities across the province,
and memorable experiences for our visitors."
    The Prince Edward County Music Festival, held in Picton's acoustically
superb Church of St. Mary Magdalene, offers modern and traditional classical
music in three evening recitals and a special concert for young people.
Performers from Canada, Switzerland and the United Kingdom will perform works
by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Ravel and Canadian composer
John Burge. More than 1,000 visitors are expected to attend.
    "We're very grateful for the Ontario government's support," said Madeline
Fiala, festival co-chair. "With this help we're anticipating the 2007 Prince
Edward County Music Festival will be our most successful ever, with increased
attendance."
    The Prince Edward County Music Festival is among dozens of events and
festivals supported by the Ontario government. Marketing support for these
events encourages increased tourism and strengthens Ontario's tourism industry
by helping organizations promote their events to the people of Ontario and
beyond.
    "A healthy tourism industry supports Ontario's high quality of life,"
said Bradley. "Festivals and events increase tourism, bring new visitors to
communities across Ontario, support small businesses and create jobs."

    
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For further information:

For further information: David Oved, Minister's Office, (416) 314-1400;
Gary Wheeler, Communications Branch, (416) 325-8391

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