Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

November 03, 2009 13:43 ET

The Government of Canada is Proud to Invest in Reseau Centre

RICHMOND, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 3, 2009) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Member of Parliament (Megantic-L'Erable), today announced funding for Reseau Centre.

The funding will enable Reseau Centre to support its members' skills upgrading through a range of activities and services. The aim is to develop, maintain, and enhance their professionalism so as to increase and diversify programming at the network members' performance halls.

"Organizations like Reseau Centre give a voice to regional presenters and help them carve out a niche on the cultural scene," said Minister Moore. "Reseau Centre promotes our culture and the growth of our economy through the important role it plays with performance presenters."

"Our Government is pleased to support Reseau Centre and similar organizations that help Canadian artists showcase their talent not only in major urban centres but also in the regions," added Minister Paradis. "This is why we are proud of our partnership with this organization, which has been active in the performance industry for the past 10 years."

Today, Reseau Centre has more than 23 members from the Chaudiere-Appalaches, Centre-du-Quebec, Mauricie, Eastern Townships, and Quebec City regions. It supports presenters by enabling them to share their artistic or other knowledge through various activities. Whether in meetings, conferences, workshops, promotional events, or season launches, Reseau Centre supports development of the performing arts.

The Government of Canada has provided $15,000 in funding under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (formerly Arts Presentation Canada) (http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/pac-apc/index-eng.cfm) of the Department of Canadian Heritage for programming activities to be held between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011. The Fund seeks to give Canadians greater access to Canada's rich and varied culture at professional-level festivals and performances and other arts events.

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
    Deirdra McCracken - Director of Communications
    819-997-7788
    deirdra.mccracken@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Quebec Region
    Eric Amyot
    Regional Communications Director
    514-283-4027
    eric.amyot@phc.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca