Canada's Economic Action Plan

Canada's Economic Action Plan

December 11, 2009 14:56 ET

Government of Canada Invests in the Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association

SALMON ARM, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 11, 2009) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Colin Mayes, Member of Parliament (Okanagan-Shuswap), today announced funding for the Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association to undertake renovations and specialized equipment upgrades to the Salmon Arm Museum's Archives.

This project will enhance the quality and standards of the museum, increase conservation capacity, and allow for greater public access to the archives.

"Our Government is stimulating the economy by investing in a number of key sectors, including arts and culture," said Minister Moore. "By supporting the Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association's renovation and equipment upgrade, we are helping ensure that Canadians have access to exceptional heritage experiences in their communities."

"The Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association is an important part of our community as it shares our stories," said Mr. Mayes. "Our community is well served by the Museum and the Archives and their ability to celebrate our history."

"The Board members, staff, and volunteers at the Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association are absolutely thrilled with this announcement," said Deborah Chapman, Curator and Archivist at the Salmon Arm Museum. "With this project, the preservation and safeguarding of our community and regional records can continue."

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $31,500 under the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (http://pch.gc.ca/pgm/fcec-capf/index-eng.cfm) (formerly Cultural Spaces Canada). This program of the Department of Canadian Heritage seeks to improve physical conditions for artistic creativity and arts presentation or exhibition. It is also designed to increase access for Canadians to performing, visual, and media arts and to museum collections and heritage displays.

The Government of Canada is investing $540 million in the arts and culture sector to stimulate the economy as part of Canada's Economic Action Plan. It also recently renewed funding for federal arts programs totalling $1.51 billion over the next five years.

TTY: 1-888-997-3123 This news release is available online at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken - Director of Communications
    819-997-7788
    deirdra.mccracken@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Western Region
    Perry Boldt
    A/Regional Manager
    Communications
    604-666-5739
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca