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Sunday May 11th, 2014

Posted at 11:00am

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A nice gesture was made this week to Heinz employes who face an uncertain summer ahead.

Kingsville Folk Music Festival producers John and Michele Law have given 800 complimentary Saturday passes to H.J. Heinz employees.

The passes enable workers slated to lose their employment at the plant in the coming weeks, an opportunity to attend the inaugural Kingsville Folk Music Festival. “We have friends and neighbours who are affected by the plant closure,” said Michele Law. “It’s the least we could do to offer a day and an evening where they can forget about everything and enjoy some great music.” The all day pass includes the opportunity to hear Canadian icon Bruce Cockburn in concert on the main stage Saturday night.

“It’s fantastic that our region will host the Folk Music Festival in August. We appreciate the generosity of the Kingsville Folk Music Festival organizers who are providing complimentary tickets to share with our employees. I’m sure lots of us will attend,” stated Rhonda Chorba of Human Resources, Business Partner, H.J. Heinz Company.

Bruce Cockburn will headline the Kingsville Folk Music Festival, a family-friendly, 3-day outdoor celebration of folk music, taking place August 8 to 10th. Kingsville’s Lakeside Park will be transformed with 4 stages featuring over 30 national and international world-class musicians. The magical weekend, the first of its kind in Essex County, allows festival goers the opportunity to see their favorite artist perform, hear them interact with other performers on the daytime “Sessions” stages and discover new talent throughout the weekend. As attendees stroll through the artisan village, sample local foods, wines from award winning area vineyards and beer from nearby breweries, they’ll also enjoy one of the most spectacular festival sites in Canada.

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