First Nations Celebration receives funding

First Nations


MP Ben Lobb, Member of Parliament for Huron—Bruce, today announced support from the Government of Canada for the 2nd Annual Celebration of First Nations in Huron County celebrating the local arts and focusing on First Nations culture in Huron County.

“Our Government is proud to support the Heritage and Culture Partnership,” said MP Lobb. “By partnering with communities to support activities that celebrate our shared history and our rich cultural diversity, we are fulfilling our commitment to strengthen our communities and support arts, culture and heritage.”

“This funding is a great vote of confidence for our event,” said Rick Sickinger, Coordinator, Heritage and Culture Partnership. “The financial support given today will allow us and our partners in the Celebration of First Nations to continue to build on our event, sharing the incredibly rich culture of Canada’s Aboriginal people with the residents of Huron County.”

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The Heritage and Culture Partnership has received funding of $10,065 to help present its 2nd Annual Celebration of First Nations in Huron County, which will take place October 3rd and 4th at The Blyth Festival, Blyth, Goderich Library and Huron County Museum, Goderich and the Clan Gregor Square in Bayfield.

The Government of Canada created the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program in September 2007. This program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in local activities that present arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage. This program will benefit many community events and celebrations throughout Canada this year.
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