Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

December 16, 2009 12:00 ET

Government of Canada Invests in the Gustin/Trounce Heritage Committee

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2009) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification) and Member of Parliament (Blackstrap), today announced funding for the Gustin/Trounce Heritage Committee for its 2010-2011 Lyell Gustin Recital Series.

This year's program will feature three recitals by renowned professional classical music artists from across Canada. Outreach activities include pre-recital chats, meet-the-artist gatherings, and artist-led workshops and master classes that target music instructors, developing musicians, and young people.

"Our Government recognizes the importance of arts and culture in our society," said Minister Moore. "Today's investment is helping provide Canadians with access to quality performances and contributes to the community's cultural and economic vitality."

"I am pleased that our Government is supporting the Gustin/Trounce Heritage Committee," said Minister of State Yelich. "The Lyell Gustin Recital Series brings some of the most outstanding classical music artists from across Canada to Saskatchewan for local audiences to enjoy."

"Our recital series will be enhanced by this award," said Dr. Joan Halmo, Director of Gustin House and Secretary-Treasurer of Gustin/Trounce Heritage Committee. "We are very pleased that federal funding is supporting musical presentations in Saskatchewan."

The Gustin/Trounce Heritage Committee presents an annual classical recital series of solo and ensemble performers, and regularly brings together artists, writers, and musicians with the public at interdisciplinary arts events.

The Government of Canada has provided $3,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (formerly Arts Presentation Canada program) (http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/pac-apc/index-eng.cfm) of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.

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

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Stephanie Rea - Press Secretary
    819-997-7788
    stephanie.rea@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Prairies and Northern Region
    Chantal Rougeau
    A/Manager - Regional Communications
    204-984-5505
    chantal.rougeau@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca