Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 06, 2015 19:00 ET

Investing in Arts and Culture in Morrisburg

Government of Canada supports the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage Performances

MORRISBURG, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 6, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $25,000 in funding over two years to the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage Performances (the Stage). This investment, provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, will support the 2015 and the 2016 editions of the Music and Workshop Series ($12,000 for 2015-16 and $13,000 for 2016-17).

Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament (Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry), announced this support today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage Performances presents acoustic guitar and singer-songwriter performances from a variety of genres, including folk, finger style, jazz, blues, roots, alt country and indie rock.
  • The Stage also offers workshops in musical and creative development, including workshops in vocal technique, songwriting and performance.

Quotes

"Today's announcement demonstrates our Government's commitment to giving Canadians access to quality artistic performances. We are proud to support organizations that bring communities together through the enjoyment of the arts and also stimulate the local economy."

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

"The Government of Canada is pleased to support the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage Performances. Congratulations to the Stage's organizers and volunteers, who developed this event from a showcase for local artists to an eight-show season that highlights both emerging and professional artists."

-Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament, (Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry)

"The funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage plays a critical part in ensuring that we have the capacity to present high-calibre musicians as part of our annual music and workshop series. Audience members are able to see live original music they would otherwise have to travel to larger urban centres to be able to enjoy, local musicians have the opportunity to take workshops with touring musicians, and emerging artists have a chance to gain professional performance experience. We are enormously grateful for the support."

-Sandra Whitworth, President and Artistic Director, St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage Performances

Associated Links

St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage Performances

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Renee Mactaggart
    Regional Communications Director
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage
    416-973-2050
    renee.mactaggart@pch.gc.ca

    Media Relations
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