Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

November 08, 2010 10:30 ET

Government of Canada Supports La Cle d'la Baie en Huronie

PENETANGUISHENE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Bruce Stanton, Member of Parliament (Simcoe North), today announced funding for La Clé d'la Baie en Huronie.

This funding will support La Clé d'la Baie's multidisciplinary series Une Vague francophone avec Franco-Simcoe, which will feature Francophone artists in music, theatre, and dance. The organization will offer outreach and audience development activities, as well as presentations in partnership with the Mariposa Festival. La Clé d'la Baie is devoted to promoting the French language and culture and enhancing the cultural life of the minority Francophone community in Simcoe County.

"Our Government is proud to support this series of performances," said Minister Moore. "Organizations such as La Clé d'la Baie are vital to Canada because they express our rich heritage through arts and culture, while assisting with the development of Franco-Ontarian communities."

"Arts play an important role in the vitality of official-language minority communities," said Mr. Stanton. "La Clé d'la Baie strengthens the Francophone community and its sense of pride through these wonderful cultural performances."

"We would like to thank Canadian Heritage for its contribution and support," said Mélanie Bouchard, Manager of Cultural Services of La Clé d'la Baie en Huronie. "Receiving this multi-year funding allows us to carry out stable, long-term financial planning for our arts and culture programming. The development of the French language and culture through the arts contributes to the creation and growth of a strong and proud community."

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $30,000 for fiscal years 2011–2012 and 2012–2013 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.

(This news release is available on the Internet at under Newsroom.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Codie Taylor - Press Secretary
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations