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Federal funds support Entertainment Series

Chris Marchand

Chris Marchand served as editor of the Dryden Observer from August 2009 to April 2018.
The Dryden Entertainment Series’ Judith Hamilton and Kenora MP/Minister responsible for FedNor Greg Rickford at a Jan. 7 funding announcement at The Centre. Photo by Chris Marchand

By Chris Marchand

Kenora MP Greg Rickford announced federal funding in support of The Dryden Entertainment Series (DES) to the tune of $24,000, on behalf of Canadian Heritage Minister Shelley Glover, Jan. 7.

The funds will assist the Series from 2015 into the 2017 season.

“I believe that long-term support is critical, expecially when you’re always booking a year ahead,” said DES’ Judith Hamilton. “It helps us bring a lot of very talented Canadian artists to a small northern community and it’s enjoyed by a diverse audience.”

The Dryden Entertainment Series (DES) showcases performers from a range of musical genres, as well as one dance and one theatre presentation per season. The featured artists come from across Canada.

The DES also facilitates six artist-led workshops per year in the community’s elementary and secondary schools and the Dryden Native Friendship Centre.

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