EAR FALLS – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament for Kenora, announced funding for the 2010 Trout Forest Music Festival. The Government of Canada has provided $25,000 through the Arts Presentation Canada Program.
The 15th annual Trout Forest Music Festival will run this weekend, August 13-15, 2010, at Waterfront Park in Ear Falls, Ontario. The programming includes concerts and workshops featuring more than 30 artists representing a range of musical styles (folk, blues, country, pop, and world music). The event emphasizes artist-audience interaction in a family-friendly setting. The festival continues to maintain a unique tradition of impromptu and planned nightly jam sessions that bring artists and audience members together.
“Our Government is proud to support this music festival,” said Rickford, “by partnering with local communities we enable residents the opportunity to experience and value professional artistic experiences.”
The Government is helping to build stronger communities across our great country. We recognize that many Canadians from coast to coast do their part to ensure the vitality of their communities. We acknowledge and applaud the efforts of citizens who volunteer their time to organize events that enrich the fabric of community life.
An event like the Trout Forest Music Festival could not happen without a significant team behind it. The Trout’s team includes a dedicated board of directors and festival staff, as well as sponsors and volunteers.