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.

Surrey North Delta Leader