Government of Canada supports the 188th edition of the province’s agricultural and cultural exhibition
July 28, 2015 – Fredericton – Department of Canadian Heritage
The Government of Canada is providing funding of $36,100 to Fredericton Exhibition Ltd. for the 188th edition of the New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition (NBEX).
The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament (Fredericton), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
The funding, provided under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, will support the NBEX from September 6 to 12, 2015. Activities include musical performances featuring local artists, theatre presentations, woodworking demonstrations and traditional First Nations dance performances.
- Fredericton Exhibition is a local non-profit organization that delivers educational programs relating to agriculture, promotes and presents local arts, and provides a space for various groups to present their activities to the community.
- The New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition has taken place in Fredericton since 1827. It is the longest running and largest exhibition in Atlantic Canada.
- This year, the NBEX will showcase the work of over 125 local artists and artisans. Special activities will also highlight the 50th anniversary of the flags of Canada and New Brunswick.
“We are proud to invest in organizations like Fredericton Exhibition Limited that contribute to economic growth in our communities and enrich the quality of life of Canadians.”
—The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
“The NBEX is a great opportunity for Fredericton’s residents and visitors to enjoy performances by talented local artists and performers. Our Government is pleased to support projects that highlight Canada’s rich heritage, develop the arts in communities, and encourage a sense of culture, pride and unity in Canadians.”
—The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament (Fredericton)
“Thanks to Canadian Heritage support, this year for the first time ever the New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition is proud to feature a heritage pavilion that will include educational components and displays of New Brunswick’s rich history, as well as showcase local talented visual and performing artists. The 5,400-square-foot exhibit will be open during the seven-day NBEX with an interactive lineup of non-stop presentations and performances.”
—Mike Vokey, Executive Director, Fredericton Exhibition
Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage
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