TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Joe Daniel, Member of Parliament (Don
Valley East), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of
Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding for
the Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) for its
Asian Heritage Month Festival.
"The Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture presents diverse and engaging
cultural activities year after year for our community," said Mr.
Daniel. "This festival is an opportunity to celebrate the heritage of
Asian Canadians and their contribution to Canada's history and
This funding will support the 12th annual Asian Heritage Month Festival, which will take place in May
2014. Activities will include music, dance, theatre performances,
films, and exhibits.
"Festivals like this one provide opportunities for Canadians to learn
from each other and experience our differences while celebrating our
common identity," said Minister Glover. "Our Government is pleased to
support organizations that strengthen our communities and enrich the
quality of life of all Canadians."
"We are very grateful for the funding that we have received from
Canadian Heritage," said Justin Poy, Honorary Patron of Asian Heritage
Month. "It will go a long way in ensuring that we are able to continue
the important work of recognizing and celebrating the significance of
Asian culture in Canada."
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $10,900 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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