COLDWATER, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 21, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $4,400 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to support the Simcoe County Steampunk Society in presenting the 5th edition of the Coldwater Steampunk Festival on August 7 and 8, 2015.

Bruce Stanton, Member of Parliament for Simcoe North, made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • Steampunk is an artistic style that imagines a world in which historical time periods, often Victorian or Edwardian, are fused with more modern technologies.
  • The festival presents the work of local artists, artisans and heritage performers who are inspired by the steampunk genre. Activities include musical and dance performances.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to partner with organizations that promote our history and heritage while bringing communities together through the enjoyment of arts and culture. Events such as the Coldwater Steampunk Festival benefit the local economy and enrich the cultural life of Canadians."

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

"I congratulate the Simcoe County Steampunk Society on their efforts to promote local artists and attract visitors to Simcoe. The Coldwater Steampunk Festival is a great opportunity for Simcoe residents and visitors to get together to enjoy unique artistic displays and performances."

-Bruce Stanton, Member of Parliament (Simcoe North)

Associated Links

Coldwater Steampunk Festival

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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