Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 05, 2015 12:30 ET

Evangeline, a Story That Defies Time

The Government of Canada supports the Conseil des arts de Par-en-Bas

TUSKET, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - June 5, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Member of Parliament Greg Kerr (West Nova) today announced funding of $25,000 for the Conseil des arts de Par-en-Bas on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

For the second year in a row, the Conseil des arts de Par-en-Bas is receiving funding for its Évangéline project through the Development of Official-Language Communities Program. The organization will oversee the production and presentation of a musical inspired by the famous poem Evangeline. The play will be put on by members of the community and performed for the public in fall 2015 at the Salle Père Maurice LeBlanc in Tusket.

Quick Facts

  • The Conseil des arts de Par-en-Bas, a non-profit organization established in 2009, promotes the development and the appreciation of the arts by and for the Francophone and Acadian community in Argyle and the surrounding areas.
  • The production of the play Évangéline will allow the Conseil to highlight a significant period in Acadian history and to showcase Acadian culture, which is alive and well in this part of Nova Scotia.

Quotes

"Évangéline tells a beautiful love story that shows the tenacity and determination of the Acadian people, who have formed part of our heritage through the centuries. Our Government is proud to support the development of official-language minority communities and their efforts to preserve our Canadian identity."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"I am proud of our Government's support for organizations like the Conseil des arts de Par-en-Bas that play a vital role in the Acadian and Francophone communities of Nova Scotia."

-Greg Kerr, MP (West Nova)

"The Conseil des arts de Par-en-Bas is very pleased to receive this contribution from Canadian Heritage for the Évangéline project. With this support, we will be able to offer our community a major cultural production highlighting a significant period in Acadian history. We would like to thank the Government of Canada for its financial support of our special projects."

-Father Maurice LeBlanc, President, Conseil des arts de Par-en-Bas

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Development of Official-Language Communities Program

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