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Member of Parliament Randy Kamp announces funding for the Mission Folk Music Festival Society
March 10, 2014 – Mission, British Columbia – The Government of Canada has provided $48,000 in multi-year funding through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund to enable the Mission Folk Music Festival Society to present the 27th and 28th editions of the Mission Folk Music Festival.
Randy Kamp, Member of Parliament (Pitt Meadows–Maple Ridge–Mission), announced this continued support today on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover. The funding is for two fiscal years: $24,000 in 2014–2015 and $24,000 in 2015–2016.
- The Mission Folk Music Festival provides residents and visitors with access to live performances by emerging and established folk artists from British Columbia and across Canada.
- The 27th annual Mission Folk Music Festival will take place July 25 to 27, 2014, and the 28th edition will take place in July 2015.
- The festival will feature 30 acts in nearly 50 presentations and more than 20 community engagement activities, including a gala concert, outdoor lunchtime concerts, and a summer music camp for local musicians.
- Performances will take place at the Fraser River Heritage Park and the 700-seat Clarke Foundation Theatre.
“The Government of Canada is proud to support organizations like the Mission Folk Music Festival Society that help showcase our artists and contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of British Columbia.”
—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
“The Mission Folk Music Festival Society plays an important role in our community and works tirelessly to create a thriving arts scene for all to enjoy here in Mission and throughout British Columbia.”
—Randy Kamp, Member of Parliament (Pitt Meadows–Maple Ridge–Mission)
“The Mission Folk Music Festival is pleased and privileged to receive the ongoing support of Canadian Heritage. The assistance represents an investment in the community of Mission and allows the festival society to continue to bring quality music to Mission, introducing audiences to the wealth of many diverse cultures from around the world and across Canada.”
—Francis Xavier Edwards, Artistic Director, Mission Folk Music Festival Society
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
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