Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

December 15, 2009 10:00 ET

Government of Canada Invests in the Carleton-Victoria Arts Council

PERTH-ANDOVER, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2009) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Mike Allen, Member of Parliament (Tobique-Mactaquac), today announced funding for the Carleton-Victoria Arts Council.

The Council will use this funding to support its 31st season, which will showcase a series of concerts in various musical genres, as well as outreach activities in rural western New Brunswick schools. The 2009-2010 programming, taking place from November 2009 to April 2010, will include multiple performances by 27 artists from at least five provinces.

"Our Government is proud to support organizations like the Carleton-Victoria Arts Council, which promotes artists from across Canada and makes an outstanding contribution to the cultural vitality of the region," said Minister Moore. "Their efforts make the community more vibrant and provide citizens with access to some of the country's best performers and artists."

"I am delighted that our Government is continuing to support this dedicated organization that has been contributing to the cultural life of this region for more than 30 years," said Mr. Allen. "I offer my best wishes to the Carleton-Victoria Arts Council for a successful season."

"With the continued financial support of the Government of Canada, we are looking forward to our 31st season," said Lori O'Brien, Secretary/Treasurer of the Carleton-Victoria Arts Council. "Our longevity and success in bringing some of the finest Canadian and international musicians and performers to the people of northwestern New Brunswick is largely due to this funding. The opportunity to experience the calibre of the performers presented in this local venue further enriches the lives of the people of our rural area."

The Carleton-Victoria Arts Council, founded in 1979, presents artistic performances from different provinces and promotes cultural experiences between professional artists and audiences in rural western New Brunswick.

The Government of Canada has provided $8,000 in funding through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (formerly known as the Arts Presentation Canada program) ( of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program gives Canadians increased access to the diversity and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.

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Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken - Director of Communications
    Canadian Heritage
    Atlantic Region
    Claudine Daigle
    Director - Regional Communications
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations