The Government of Canada has provided $8,000 in funding through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund for a roots music concert series to be presented by the Haliburton County Community Cooperative in partnership with the Haliburton County Folk Society. The Haliburton County Folk Society, founded in 2001, presents 8 to 10 shows annually featuring musicians from across Canada. The concerts will take place at various locations, including the Northern Lights Pavilion in Haliburton, from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. The next presentation, scheduled for May 2, 2014, is The Claytones from the Ottawa Valley. Barrie Martin, the President of the Haliburton County Folk Society, says that the Haliburton County Folk Society and the Haliburton County Community Cooperative are very grateful for this support from Canadian Heritage. The funding will enable them to animate their community with great live music and help develop Haliburton as a performing arts tourism destination.