Winterfest windfall

A government grant to the tune of $2,200 has helped boost the coffers ahead of the 38th installment of Sointula’s Winterfestival.

SOINTULA—A government grant to the tune of $2,200 has helped boost the coffers ahead of the 38th installment of Sointula’s Winterfestival.

The investment, made through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, will help fund the annual arts extravaganza on Malcolm Island, scheduled this year for November 13-18.

“Sointula Winterfestival weaves the community’s creative, social and economic threads together by offering a means for local artists to connect with their audience, by enhancing the quality of life for residents and by providing a unique cultural experience for visitors,” said Carmen Burrows, Artistic Director of the Sointula Recreation Association. “Funds gratefully received from Canadian Heritage will further grow and enhance this unique cultural experience by continuing to increase the various ways of engaging people to the arts, artists and local culture.”

“Winterfestival has been educating and entertaining the community for 38 years, and has become a local tradition on the North Island,” noted MP John Duncan. “The countless volunteers who help make this event happen highlight the important role of arts and culture in bringing our communities together.”

 

The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.