Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

July 06, 2005 12:03 ET

Government of Canada Announces Funding for the Centre d'exposition de l'Universite de Montreal

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - July 6, 2005) - Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for the Status of Women Liza Frulla announced $103,600 in funding for the Centre d'exposition de l'Universite de Montreal. The funds will enable the Centre to present an exhibition called Feeling Toothy.

"Our country is a place of innovation and creation, and our museums demonstrate this through their presentation of original exhibits that attract Canadians of all ages," said Minister Frulla. "I am pleased to provide this financial assistance to this exhibition that is aimed at awakening young people's curiosity in the sciences."

The Centre d'exposition de l'Universite de Montreal, which has joined forces with the Musee de la Nature et des sciences in Sherbrooke and the Musee Eudore-Dubeau, will feature a bilingual, travelling exhibition called Feeling Toothy. This exhibition, which focuses on teeth in different species, will be enhanced by a complementary educational program. This program will be adapted for elementary and high school students, and will focus primarily on careers in dental science.

Financial assistance is provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage through its Museums Assistance Program. The program seeks to help Canadian museums and related institutions undertake projects that foster excellence and facilitate access to our national heritage.

Funding for this initiative was provided for in the February 2005 federal Budget.

(This news release is available on the Internet at http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Minister responsible for Status of Women
    Jean-Francois Del Torchio
    Press Secretary
    (819) 997-7788
    or
    Canadian Heritage - Quebec Region
    Veronick Raymond
    Director, Public Affairs
    (514) 283-7698