Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

February 18, 2010 13:00 ET

Government of Canada Invests in Wine Access Magazine

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Lee Richardson, Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre), today announced funding for Redpoint Media Group, which produces Wine Access magazine.

This funding will be used by Wine Access to help with its costs associated with writing, photography, and editing.

"Our Government is proud to support Canadian magazines and community newspapers," said Minister Moore. "A strong periodical sector contributes to our economy and allows Canadians to tell and hear stories, opinions, and perspectives on all topics that are of interest to them."

"I am very pleased to see the Government of Canada supporting the growth of a Calgary-based magazine," said Mr. Richardson. "This is another example of our Government investing in local communities, while also strengthening Canada's magazine sector."

"The monies received this month will go a long way to helping us move some projects from the drawing board to reality," said Gary Davies, Publisher of Wine Access and Executive Vice-President of RedPoint Media Group. "Expanding the content in our Canadian Wine Annual and improving the content on our website—www.wineaccess.ca—are two areas that will receive the most benefit from this funding."

Published six times per year, Wine Access is written by Canadians and covers international and Canadian wines from a Canadian perspective. The magazine provides a fresh, relevant, and Canadian perspective on wines from around the world, and features regular articles on wine tasting, food, restaurants, and travel, as well as a buying guide.

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $34,390 through the Support for Editorial Content component of the Canada Magazine Fund. In February 2009, the Government announced that it would maintain its support for Canadian magazines through the creation of the Canada Periodical Fund, a modern, streamlined program that will replace the Canada Magazine Fund and the Publications Assistance Program. This new fund, which recently launched its Aid to Publishers component, will continue to invest in periodicals like this one to increase the overall health of the Canadian magazine and non-daily newspaper industries.

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.)

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