GODERICH – Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, joined Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson to announce an investment of $20,659 in Huron Waves Music Festival under the Celebrate Ontario program.

“Our sectors were hit first, the hardest and will take the longest to recover,” said Minister MacLeod, speaking to a socially distanced small crowd in Goderich’s Lions Harbour Park on Aug. 12. Invited guests included Artistic Director John Miller, President Paul Ciufo, Director Kimberley Payne, General Manager Heather Boa, along with Goderich Mayor John Grace and the ministry’s Tourism Industry Advisor Nancy Fallis.

(Listen to the Minister’s address here.)

“As our government moves forward with reopening the province, we are proud to support numerous organizations that build up our unique communities and put our tourism industry on a path to recovery, she said. Minister MacLeod announced a total $550,000 investment in Huron and Bruce counties.

“Tourism as well as sporting and cultural events play a huge role in the local economies in Huron-Bruce,” said MPP Thompson. “The supports we are announcing today are especially important given the challenges we are facing with the pandemic.”

Huron Waves Music Festival will showcase the best of Canadian and visiting international artists in an annual music festival hosted at a number of Huron County locations. Various music styles will be featured including jazz, big band, and vocal, featuring a range of styles from classical to contemporary.

Huron Waves Festival will run from Dec. 3, 3030 to Dec. 13, 2020. It was postponed from its original launch in May 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.