HASTINGS, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 14, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament (Northumberland-Quinte West), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $4,000 in funding for the Hastings Waterfront Festival.
The Government of Canada has provided this funding through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to support the 8th edition of this festival, which features music performances, heritage exhibits, and children's entertainment.

Quick Facts

  • The festival will be held at the Hastings Village Marina on August 15, 16, and 17, 2014.
  • The festival includes heritage activities and musical performances by local artists, as well as an art show, a display of antique boats, and a classic car show.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to provide opportunities for local artists and artisans to be involved in their community. By showcasing the culture and traditions of Canada's past and present, we are building stronger communities."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The Hastings Waterfront Festival is a wonderful opportunity for community celebration that allows residents of the Trent Hills to take part in a variety of social and cultural activities. This kind of event boosts citizen engagement, inspires community action, and contributes to the vitality of our community."

-Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament (Northumberland-Quinte West)

"The Hastings Waterfront Festival is a free event making the provision of Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage funding very important to us. The grants we've been approved for have enabled us to promote local artists and heritage events over the last several years and also benefit our local community. The festival committee is very appreciative of the Canadian Government's continued support."

-Erin Farley, Chair, Hastings Waterfront Festival Committee

Associated Links

Hastings Waterfront Festival

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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Marisa Monnin
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Ontario Region
Canadian Heritage
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