BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 13, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $20,000 over two years through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund to support the 2015 and 2016 Fall Classical Series and the 1000 Islands Jazz & Blues Festival, which are presented by the Brockville Concert Association (BCA).

The announcement was made today by Gord Brown, Member of Parliament (Leeds-Grenville) on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Brockville Concert Association presents jazz and classical music concerts in the Brockville area.
  • The 1000 Island Jazz & Blues Festival runs in May and June.
  • The BCA is run entirely by volunteers.

Quotes

"Today's announcement demonstrates our Government's commitment to supporting organizations like the Brockville Concert Association that provide Canadians with access to outstanding artistic experiences right in their own communities."

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

"I am proud to announce the Government of Canada's support for the Brockville Concert Association, an organization working hard to ensure that the arts in Ontario continue to flourish and are accessible to many."

-Gord Brown, Member of Parliament (Leeds-Grenville)

"The Brockville Concert Association is very proud to be entering its 68th year of operations in 2015. Run entirely by volunteers, the BCA brings a variety of national and international artists-from ballet to large orchestras, string quartets and solo concert pianists-to an eager and very appreciative audience and offers free performances for young people under 18. Our programs would not be possible without the valuable support of Canadian Heritage and their assistance in keeping the arts alive and well in Brockville."

-Anne Dawson, President, Brockville Concert Association

Associated Links

Brockville Concert Association

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Marisa Monnin
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Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
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Ontario Region
Canadian Heritage
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