TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 13, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $14,000 in funding under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program for the 2015 edition of TAIWANfest in Toronto. The three-day arts and heritage festival is presented by the Taiwanese Canadian Association of Toronto.

Chungsen Leung, Member of Parliament (Willowdale), announced this support today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • This year's festival will be held August 28 to 30 and will feature music presentations, film screenings, art installations and craft workshops.
  • The Taiwanese Canadian Association of Toronto is the largest Taiwanese organization in the Greater Toronto Area. One of its main mandates is to maintain and promote Taiwanese culture to Canadian society.

Quotes

"Our Government recognizes the value of local arts and heritage activities, and we are proud to invest in projects that contribute to our collective identity, promote our heritage and local culture, and define who we are as Canadians."

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

"I applaud the organizers of TAIWANfest for creating this wonderful opportunity for the Taiwanese residents of Toronto to celebrate and share their culture and heritage. This event showcases local artists and artisans and contributes to the vitality of our community."

-Chungsen Leung, Member of Parliament (Willowdale)

"Canadian culture is a fine example of multiculturalism, and as part of Canadian culture, the Taiwanese Canadians here in Toronto have worked tirelessly for the past 50 years. Taiwan is my homeland, Canada is my home-and the support from the Government of Canada is a priceless recognition of our efforts."

-Joseph Hsieh, President,Taiwanese Canadian Association of Toronto

Associated Links

Taiwanese Canadian Association of Toronto

TAIWANfest 2015

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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