MacKenzie Announces Federal Funding for the Canterbury Folk Festival of Ingersoll
Ingersoll, ON — Dave MacKenzie, Member of Parliament for Oxford and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety, today was pleased to announce $14,100.00 for the Canterbury Folk Festival of Ingersoll.
The Canterbury Folk Festival of Ingersoll is a local incorporated non-profit organization. From July 9 – 11, 2010, it will present the 11th annual edition of Canterbury Folk Festival in Ingersoll. Festival activities include performances of music and dance by local artists. “It is very special that the Federal government and the Department of Canadian Heritage see what we are doing in small towns, to not only recognize developing culture, but to enable us to expand on the volunteer support base. We thank them very much”, said Ted Comiskey, Artistic Director of the Canterbury Folk Festival of Ingersoll.
“Our Government is proud to support the Ingersoll Canterbury Folk Festival,” said Minister Moore. “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”.
“It is a great pleasure to share some good news with the fine people of Oxford. I’d like to thank the organizers of the Canterbury Folk Festival of Ingersoll for creating this family-friendly event that draws people together and encourages tourism, which benefits our local businesses and our communities. Therefore, I am pleased to be able to announce, once again the continued Federal financial support to the Canterbury Folk Festival of Ingersoll,” said MacKenzie.