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Support for Haliburton's Performance Series for Children

June 13, 2014



HALIBURTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 13, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Barry Devolin, Member of Parliament (Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $6,500 in funding for Razzamataz Kids' Shows! (RKS).

The Government of Canada is providing this funding through the Canada Arts Presentations Fund to support the RKS annual series of performances for children in Haliburton, which include music, theatre, dance, and puppetry.

Quick Facts

-- Razzamataz Kids' Shows! is a volunteer organization that presents an annual series of interactive shows that target children aged 2 to 12. -- The shows are held at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion in Haliburton. -- RKS also offers artist-led workshops for children aged 9 to 12 in partnership with local dance schools.



Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in cultural events that contribute to the quality of life of our communities. Through this interactive artistic series, children are exposed to the magic of live performances and learn to appreciate arts and culture starting at a young age."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Razzamataz Kids' Shows! has been a multidisciplinary presenter of kids' shows in Haliburton for over 20 years. Their shows are unique and teach children the importance of arts and culture in life, which is why I am proud to announce this funding for their upcoming season."

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

"Razzamataz Kids' Shows! would like to thank the Department of Canadian Heritage for supporting our annual family entertainment series and for helping to ensure its success. This financial support allows us to enrich the lives of children and to provide the families of Haliburton County with affordable access to exciting, professional, live performing arts."

-Dawn Mole-Hurd, President, Razzamataz Kids' Shows!

Associated Links

Razzamataz Kids' Shows!

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Marisa Monnin Press Secretary Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages 819-997-7788 Jillian Lum Manager of Regional CommunicationsOntario Region Canadian Heritage 416-973-2050 jillian.lum@pch.gc.ca Media Relations Canadian Heritage 819-994-9101 1-866-569-6155 media@pch.gc.ca Source: Department of Canadian Heritage


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