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Government of Canada supports the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival

November 18, 2014 – Sunderland, Ontario – Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $5,200 under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to support the 20th edition of the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival.

Barry Devolin, Member of Parliament (Haliburton–Kawartha Lakes–Brock), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The 2015 Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival will take place March 28 and 29 in Sunderland, Ontario.
  • The festival, now in its 20th year, is free and accessible to the general public.
  • Visitors to the festival will be able to enjoy a variety of family-oriented activities, including musical performances by local artists, historical tours and heritage demonstrations.


Our Government is proud to invest in community events that bring people together to enjoy shared heritage, arts and culture. Festivals such as this one benefit the economy and enrich the cultural life of Canadians.”

—The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

“I am happy to see this support from the Government of Canada for the 20th edition of the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival, a unique cultural experience that stimulates the local economy, promotes local artists and artisans, and brings the community closer together.”

—Barry Devolin, Member of Parliament (Haliburton–Kawartha Lakes–Brock)

“I would like to thank Canadian Heritage for their generous contribution towards our 20th annual community celebration. With the layout of our small town and available space, the volunteer-led committee operates the event on a shoestring budget while keeping it free to the public. This funding will allow us to enhance our entertainment and advertising budget with the addition of pioneer and native events.”

—Paul South, Chair, Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival

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