Perth’s Stewart Park Festival named one of Ontario’s best festivals March 7, 2017.
Reported by Lake 88 News Staff
Organizers of the Stewart Park Festival are celebrating after Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) included the annual musical tradition in this year’s Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario.
Organizers say the recipients represent festivals and events that excel within the industry.
Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport says, “Festivals and events create jobs and bring Ontario communities together to celebrate our heritage and diversity. ”
Submissions from FEO members were received for consideration in the fall of 2016 and were judged by an independent panel of judges. Festivals from across the province were included - from community festivals to internationally recognized events.
The 2017 Top 100 Awards were given out last Friday (March 3rd) during the FEO’s annual conference in Sault Ste. Marie.
The Stewart Park Festival was the only event honoured found directly within our listening area honoured – others in eastern Ontario were found in Belleville, Kingston, and Ottawa.
The Stewart Park Festival Organizing Committee recognizes that the success of The Stewart Park Festival is due to the amazing dedication of our volunteers and the wonderful generosity of our sponsors.