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April 30, 2014 – Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan – Canadian Heritage
Government of Canada funding will support Motif Moose Jaw Multicultural Festival’s annual event that celebrates and promotes all cultures within the community.
The Motif Moose Jaw Multicultural Festival is receiving funding of $4,100 through the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program for its 2014 event.
The funding was announced today by Member of Parliament (Palliser) Ray Boughen, on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.
- The 40th Motif Moose Jaw Multicultural Festival will take place July 11–13, 2014, at Happy Valley Park in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
- This three‑day outdoor festival will offer a variety of arts and crafts activities, as well as musical and dance performances representing various cultures of people in the area.
- The festival will showcase the work of 180 artists and artisans, and approximately 5,000 people are expected to attend.
“Our Government is committed to supporting local festivals that showcase the many talents of Canada’s various regions. Festivals like the Motif Moose Jaw Multicultural Festival help ensure we take the time to enjoy and celebrate the works of our local artists and highlight Canada’s amazing cultural diversity.”
- Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
“Residents and visitors of Moose Jaw and area come together every year to take in the fantastic sights and sounds of the Motif Moose Jaw Multicultural Festival thanks to the efforts of almost 300 dedicated volunteers. I am proud that our Government is investing in this community celebration that offers something for everyone.”
- Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser)
“The Government of Canada's commitment and contribution to our Motif Moose Jaw Multicultural Festival is appreciated by our diverse community and has helped keep us together year after year. I am proud to say that Motif has become a tradition in the Moose Jaw and area community.”
- Victor Morales, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Motif Moose Jaw Multicultural Festival
For more information (media only), please contact:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
A/Regional Communications Manager
Prairies and Northern Region
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