SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON – On Friday, Minister Greg Rickford was in Sioux Lookout to announce funding for the Kids Kaleidoscope Entertainment Series for the Performing Arts, on behalf of the Hon. Shelley Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
“I am very pleased that, once again, our Government is partnering with the Kids Kaleidoscope Entertainment Series to help attract the highest quality in Canadian entertainment to Northwestern Ontario. It shows that you do not need to live in a big city to attract top Canadian talents in music, theatre and dance and build a strong arts culture in Northwestern Ontario,” said Minister Greg Rickford, MP-Kenora.
“Kids Kaleidoscope Entertainment Series in Sioux Lookout is a group of volunteers who are very happy to be able to provide quality, family entertainment to kids of all ages in our community. The support of the Department of Canadian Heritage allows us to continue to bring in entertainers from all over Canada and internationally. We are pleased to offer live theatre entertainment that features music, dance, storytelling, puppetry, magic and workshops. The funds received enhance life in our community and give our children an opportunity to experience the arts up close, in action,” commented Dorothy Broderick, President, Kids Kaleidoscope Entertainment Series.
The $12,000 investment through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund will provide support for the performing arts in the Series’ 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 seasons.
- Each year, the Kids Kaleidoscope Entertainment Series for the Performing Arts (KKES) includes performances in a variety of arts disciplines, including various music genres, theatre and dance
- Performances are held at Sacred Heart School. Each year, the KKES coordinates one artist-led workshop at a local school.
- Since 2010, the Federal Government has invested more than $44,000 to help the Kids Kaleidoscope Entertainment Series for the Performing Arts attract top-ranking Canadian talent to Sioux Lookout