ST. GEORGE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 19, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $6,200 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to support the 30th edition of the St. George Applefest. The festival celebrates the rural cultural heritage of Brant County through community-oriented programming.

Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament (Brant), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • This year's Applefest will take place on September 20 and 21. It will include music and dance performances by local artists, as well as displays by local artisans.
  • The festival, which will feature over 87 multidisciplinary artists, artisans and heritage performers, is expected to draw an attendance of 25,000 people.
  • The festival celebrates the agricultural heritage of Brant County, one of Ontario's noted apple-growing regions.

Quotes

"By increasing opportunities for local artists and artisans to be involved in their community and for local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage, we are building stronger communities."

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

"I want to congratulate the organizers and volunteers for making Applefest such a tremendous success. This year, with Applefest and the community celebrating significant milestones, the festival will be a wonderful opportunity for visitors from across the region to experience the heritage and culture of St. George."

-Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament (Brant)

"The St. George Apple Harvest Festival would like to thank the Department of Canadian Heritage for this funding. It has helped us focus on local and heritage entertainment and activities, as we celebrate our 30th anniversary and St. George celebrates its bicentennial."

-Jean Tucker, Festival Coordinator, St. George Applefest

Associated Links

St. George Applefest

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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