Member of Parliament Jim Eglinski announces funding for annual Whitecourt festival
May 27, 2015 – Whitecourt, Alberta – Department of Canadian Heritage
Whitecourt’s Party in the Park Committee will receive $17,100 in funding through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program in support of the 9th annual Party in the Park in Whitecourt, Alberta.
Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament (Yellowhead), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
Party in the Park takes place over the Labour Day long weekend and features a variety of musical, dance and cultural performances, including the work of over 60 local artists.
“Our Government is proud to support local festivals like Party in the Park because we know that they contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of our communities. They also showcase our country’s rich culture and heritage, which in turn enriches the lives of those who attend. Thank you to all who have a hand in making this happen.”
- The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
“Each year, Party in the Park provides our community with access to a fun, family-friendly event to close off the end of summer. Thanks to this investment, the festival can continue to offer its fantastic variety of musical, artistic and cultural programming to everyone in Whitecourt and beyond.”
- Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament (Yellowhead)
“The Whitecourt Party In The Park Committee is excited and proud to work in partnership Canadian Heritage to bring one of the most anticipated events in Whitecourt. The support from the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program enables us to bring an exciting, family-friendly event to the community while showcasing our local performers and musical entertainers. We are looking forward to another fantastic event that fills Rotary Park with arts, culture, fun, music, dancing, and friends!”
- Rhonda Carter, Coordinator, Whitecourt’s Party in the Park Committee
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