Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

January 06, 2015 11:00 ET

Innovative Theatre Takes Centre Stage in Saskatchewan's Capital

Government of Canada announces funding to Regina International Open Theatre Society

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Jan. 6, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $15,500 in funding to the Regina International Open Theatre Society (RIOTS) for its 2015 Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival. This funding is provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • About 4,000 people from Regina and southern Saskatchewan are expected to attend the 2015 edition of the Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival, which will take place from July 8 to 12.
  • This annual festival presents innovative and independent fringe theatre performances for audiences of all ages by artists from provincial, national and international touring companies.
  • In addition to presenting more than 100 shows for adult audiences, the festival features a free Kids Fringe with shows for young audiences and a street festival.

Quotes

"When we invest in arts and culture, we help enrich the lives of Canadians and support economic growth. The investment announced today will help ensure residents and visitors to Regina have access to the arts through innovative theatre performances."

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

"For over 10 years, RIOTS has organized an impressive fringe theatre festival that features Canadian and international artists and attracts many visitors to Regina. I thank them for their hard work and dedication, and I look forward to attending the 2015 edition of the festival!"

-Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser)

"The Society is delighted with the funding it receives from the Government of Canada for the Regina Fringe Theatre Festival. This support recognizes the festival's positive contributions to the cultural and community life in Regina in the summer, and we truly appreciate it."

-Jodi Sadowsky, Festival Producer, Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival

Associated Links

Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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    Francine D. Lefebvre
    Regional Manager, Communications
    Prairies and Northern Region
    Canadian Heritage
    204-899-8611
    francine.lefebvre@pch.gc.ca

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