MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Eve Adams, Parliamentary
Secretary to the Minister of Health and Member of Parliament
(Mississauga-Brampton South), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly
Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today
announced funding for the Carassauga Festival.
"The Carassauga Festival celebrates our community and provides an
opportunity for local children and artists to showcase their talent,"
said Parliamentary Secretary Adams. "I congratulate Carassauga Festival
for providing this unifying event reflecting the spirit of our vibrant
community, and I look forward to visiting the remarkable pavilions!''
Funding will support the annual Carassauga Festival of Cultures, which
will take place in late May 2014 in Mississauga. The festival includes
multicultural music, dance, theatre, and art presentations by local
artists and artisans.
"Our Government is proud to support local festivals that engage the
community through arts and culture and also stimulate the local
economy," said Minister Glover. "I applaud the organizers of the
Carassauga Festival for celebrating Canada's diversity and bringing
unique cultural experiences to Canadians."
"The funding received from the Department of Canadian Heritage allows
Carassauga Festival to showcase and therefore support more local
artists, artisans, and performers every year," said Linda Siutra,
Executive Director, Carassauga Festival. "I am proud that the festival
is growing every year and it has become a tradition for our community."
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $55,600 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program provides
Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that
present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and
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