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Government of Canada supports roots music concert series

April 23, 2014 – Haliburton, Ontario – Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada has provided $8,000 in funding through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund for a roots music concert series to be presented by the Haliburton County Community Cooperative in partnership with the Haliburton County Folk Society.

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

Quick Facts

  • The Haliburton County Folk Society, founded in 2001, presents 8 to 10 shows annually featuring musicians from across Canada.
  • The concerts will take place at various locations, including the Northern Lights Pavilion in Haliburton, from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.
  • The next presentation, scheduled for May 2, 2014, is The Claytones from the Ottawa Valley.


“Today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to supporting organizations, like the Haliburton County Community Cooperative and the Haliburton County Folk Society, that increase access to outstanding cultural experiences for all Canadians.”

—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

“I am proud of our Government’s support for the arts and culture scene in Haliburton. The upcoming concerts will enrich our community with live performances by talented artists.”

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

“The Haliburton County Folk Society and the Haliburton County Community Cooperative are very grateful for this support from Canadian Heritage. It enables us to animate our community with great live music and helps us to develop our tourism potential as a performing arts destination.”

—Barrie Martin, President, Haliburton County Folk Society

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