Federal Government Supports 12th Annual SweetWater Music Festival

March 24, 2015


Federal Government Supports 12th Annual SweetWater Music Festival


Ottawa, ON – Today, Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announced that the Government of Canada is providing $10,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund to support the 12th annual SweetWater Music Festival.


Funding for the SweetWater Music Festival will be received through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund. The objective of this fund is to give Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities by providing financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series.


Minister Glover stated that: “Our Government is proud to support the SweetWater Music Festival. This festival contributes to the region’s cultural and economic vitality and brings Canadians closer together through the enjoyment of the arts.”


The SweetWater Music Festival will take place from September 18 to 20, 2015, in Leith and Owen Sound, Ontario. Concerts will take place at the Georgian Shores United Church and the Historic Leith Church. The festival will also present outreach and audience development activities including school visits, master classes, artist talks and photography exhibits.


“The SweetWater Music Festival has been a very successful presentation of some exceptional talent for the last 12 years,” said Miller. “I am pleased to see that the Federal Government is once again supporting this festival, and I congratulate them on their 12th anniversary.”


Mark Fewer, Artistic Director of the SweetWater Music Festival stated that: “We are honoured to receive recognition and support from the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage for SweetWater’s 12th anniversary year. With this assistance, we are able to continue to provide our community with unique programming that blends, local, national, and international talents.”


For more information please visit; http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1267553110077.