OTTAWA, ON – This afternoon, Dufferin-Caledon MP David Tilson stood in the House of Commons to highlight the 10th anniversary of the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival. Mr. Tilson said the following:
Mr. Speaker, from June 1st to 3rd, the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival will be celebrating its10th anniversary. This outstanding and award-winning annual event, which takes place in my riding of Dufferin-Caledon, has been rated one of the top three festivals to attend in Ontario for the past two years running.
It has significantly grown from its humble beginnings, to a three-day, open-air event, involving local businesses, organizations, and exceptional musicians from the U.S., Europe, and Canada, and including a wide variety of Juno award winners.
On behalf of the residents of Dufferin-Caledon, I sincerely congratulate the Festival’s founder, Larry Kurtz, for bringing his vision of a free Saturday afternoon concert to our community, which is now a premier tourist attraction for Orangeville and surrounding areas. I also congratulate the 165 volunteers and many sponsors who enthusiastically support this event and ensure its success each year.