Hornby festival receives grant

“The Hornby Festival provides a wonderful showcase for music and the performing arts,” said Duncan.

An investment by the Government of Canada funding

in the Hornby Festival Society will help stimulate the arts and culture on Hornby Island and present  a cultural event.

The funding announced by MP John Duncan will help the Hornby Festival Society to present the Hornby Festival from Aug. 1 to 11, 2013 and from July 31 to Aug. 8, 2014.

Each festival will feature genres such as folk, world, popular, and classical, as well as outreach activities such as short performances, workshops, pre-show artist talks, programming for children and a visual art show. The 2013 and 2014 festivals will each feature 14 performances by Canadian and international artists and 20 outreach activities.

“The Hornby Festival provides a wonderful showcase for music and the performing arts,” said Duncan. “Events such as this add to the cultural diversity of our province, while contributing to its economic and artistic vitality.”

The Hornby Festival Society is a not-for-profit organization that presents a strong and innovative program of performances, outreach activities, and workshops. The society promotes appreciation of and education in the arts through cultural and artistic programming.

For more about the society, visit http://hornbyfestival.bc.ca.

— Government of Canada

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