Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

October 12, 2010 12:00 ET

Government of Canada Supports Elgin Women's Institute Centennial

ELGIN, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) and Member of Parliament (Fundy Royal), today announced funding for the Elgin Women's Institute for its centennial celebrations.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of its founding in 1911, the Elgin Women's Institute has chosen to undertake the restoration of The Hall, a history-rich building where the majority of its activities take place. This restoration involves upgrading the building's foundation.

"Commemorations and celebrations of our shared Canadian identity and our rich cultural and historical heritage are important for our communities," said Minister Moore. "Our Government continues to support these events so that communities across the country can continue to tell their great stories and enrich local community life."

"I am pleased that the Elgin Women's Institute has chosen to restore The Hall to highlight its 100th anniversary," said Minister of State Moore. "The Hall is an important meeting place for the community and with this restoration, it can continue to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together and contribute to building a stronger community."

"We appreciate this support from the Government of Canada at this significant time in the history of the Elgin Women's Institute and we are excited about the improvements being done to the Hall, " said Hazelanna Carter, President of the Elgin Women's Institute. "With these renovations, the Hall can continue to be a vibrant meeting place for our community today and for many years to come."

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $23,875 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

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

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Jean-Luc Benoit - Director of Communications
    819-997-7788
    jean-luc.benoit@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca