Big bucks for Surrey Children's Festival

Big bucks for Surrey Children’s Festival

Federal government provides $92,000.

The Surrey Children’s Festival will receive $92,000 over the next two years from the federal government.

The money will support the three-day event, which features dance, theatre, folk, classical and world music, as well as free pottery, crafts, sing-a-longs, workshops and performances for kids and families.

This year’s festival is scheduled to take place May 26-28.

“I am pleased that the Government of Canada supports the Surrey Children’s Festival and the many cultural and economic benefits it brings to the community,” said Fleetwood-Port Kells MP Nina Grewal in a press release. “This outstanding festival has done a great job of developing audiences for the arts in the Surrey area.”

The funds come through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage, a program that aims to give Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada’s culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.

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