The federal government has provided $8,800 to the Yarmouth County Agricultural Society for this year’s Western Nova Scotia Exhibition.
West Nova MP Greg Kerr announced the funding May 12 on behalf of Shelly Glover, minister of Canadian heritage and official languages.
The money comes from the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program.
This year’s Western Nova Scotia Exhibition is scheduled for July 29 to Aug. 2.
This will be the 155th year for the exhibition.
“This grant will assist us in providing an opportunity to showcase and preserve the history and legacy of the agricultural communities of the tri-county area and showcase the diversity of local historical performers, artists and artisans,” said Frank Anderson, manager of the Yarmouth County Agricultural Society.
Exhibition activities will include musical and dance performances, art exhibitions and local history talks.
Said Kerr, “By partnering with this event, our government is demonstrating its dedication to keeping local legacies alive for future generations and to allowing Canadians to appreciate our history.”
More than 140 local artists, artisans and heritage performers are expected to be part of this year’s exhibition.
Said Minister Glover, “I am pleased that our government will help the Yarmouth County Agricultural Society promote local art and heritage, which have been part of the region’s history for the past 155 years. As Canadians, we must be proud of the traditions that help define our identity.”