FERGUS, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 15, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $15,000 under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to support the 70th edition of the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games.

The Honourable Michael Chong, Member of Parliament (Wellington-Halton Hills), 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 take place from August 7 to 9. Activities include performances of Celtic music and highland dance, as well as displays of traditional crafts.
  • The festival site is at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex in Fergus.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in community events that bring people together to enjoy our shared heritage, arts and culture. Festivals such as this one benefit the economy and enrich the cultural life of Canadians."

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

"For 70 years, the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games have brought together the community in one of Canada's largest celebrations of Scottish culture. I'm delighted to see the federal government's ongoing support for the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games."

-The Honourable Michael Chong, Member of Parliament (Wellington-Halton Hills)

"The Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games would like to thank the Government of Canada for its support of our Scottish heritage festival, now in its 70th year. It helps us maintain our status as one of the best celebrated Scottish festivals in the country, and allows us to help keep Scottish heritage alive in Canada."

-Carolyn McLeod, Marketing Chair, Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Associated Links

Fergus Scottish Festival

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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