Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 14, 2015 11:00 ET

Investing in Culture and Heritage in the Temiskaming Region

Government of Canada supports Temiskaming's cultural organizations

TEMISKAMING SHORES, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 14, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing a total of $42,170 in funding to two organizations in the Temiskaming region. A contribution of $37,000 was allocated through the Community Life component of the Development of Official-Language Communities Program to the Association canadienne-française de l'Ontario, région du Témiskaming, to support its 2015-16 annual programming.

The Temiskaming Art Gallery received $5,170 in support from the Museums Assistance Program to host "Canada at Play: A Hundred Years of Games, Toys and Sports - Community Outreach," a travelling exhibition from the Royal Ontario Museum.
Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament (Nipissing-Temiskaming), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Development of Official-Language Communities Program is designed to enhance the vitality of Canada's French- and English-speaking minority communities and enable them to participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life.
  • The Exhibition Circulation Fund of the Museums Assistance Program assists museums with the costs related to the hosting of travelling exhibitions and the borrowing of artifacts from the Canadian Museum of History or the Canadian War Museum for exhibition purposes.

Quotes

"The number and diversity of the projects we fund bears witness to the vitality of the cultural community-something you can all be proud of. Our Government is pleased to partner with organizations that are working hard to ensure that Ontario's arts, culture and heritage continue to develop and enrich the quality of life of the people who live here."

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

"Today's announcement clearly shows our commitment to supporting organizations and projects that enhance the cultural and economic vitality of their community. The support received from the Government of Canada will enable the community of Temiskaming to celebrate the wealth of its local heritage and enjoy high-quality cultural experiences."

-Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament (Nipissing-Timiskaming)

Associated Links

Temiskaming Art Gallery

Development of Official-Language Communities Program - Community Life component

Museums Assistance Program - Exhibition Circulation Fund

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  • Marisa Monnin
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    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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    Regional Communications Director
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage
    416-973-2050
    renee.mactaggart@pch.gc.ca

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