SIOUX LOOKOUT, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 13, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $12,000 in funding over two years to the Kids Kaleidoscope Entertainment Series for the Performing Arts for their 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons. This funding is being provided through Canadian Heritage's Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources, Minister for FedNor and Member of Parliament (Kenora) made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • Each year, the Kids Kaleidoscope Entertainment Series for the Performing Arts (KKES) includes performances in a variety of arts disciplines, including various music genres, theatre and dance.
  • Performances are held at Sacred Heart School. Each year, the KKES coordinates one artist-led workshop at a local school.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in cultural events that contribute to the quality of life of our communities. Through this interactive artistic series, children are exposed to the magic of live performances and learn to appreciate arts and culture starting at a young age."

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

"Organizations like Kids Kaleidoscope strengthen our communities and enrich the quality of life of Canadians. We are pleased to give young Canadians opportunities to experience the diversity and richness of the performing arts."

- The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources, Minister for FedNor and Member of Parliament (Kenora)

"Kids Kaleidoscope Entertainment Series in Sioux Lookout is a group of volunteers who are very happy to be able to provide quality, family entertainment to kids of all ages in our community. The support of the Department of Canadian Heritage allows us to continue to bring in entertainers from all over Canada and internationally. We are pleased to offer live theatre entertainment that features music, dance, storytelling, puppetry, magic and workshops. The funds received enhance life in our community and give our children an opportunity to experience the arts up close, in action."

- Dorothy Broderick, President, Kids Kaleidescope Entertainment Series

Associated Links

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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