Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

December 10, 2014 10:00 ET

Investing in Performing Arts for Children in Northern Ontario

Government of Canada supports the Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie & District

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 10, 2014) - The Government of Canada has provided $18,000 over two years (2015-16 and 2016-17) to the Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie & District to support its annual Over the Rainbow Children's Entertainment Series. This funding is being provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

Bryan Hayes, Member of Parliament (Sault Ste. Marie), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Over the Rainbow Children's Entertainment Series consists of presentations for young audiences in a variety of artistic disciplines, including music, dance and theatre. The performances are offered in diverse community venues such as professional theatre spaces and school auditoriums.
  • Activities also include artist talks, school presentations and workshops for young people.
  • The Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie & District has been supporting and encouraging artistic development in the region for over 45 years.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in cultural events that contribute to the quality of life of our communities. Through this interactive artistic series, children are exposed to the magic of live performances and learn to appreciate arts and culture starting at a young age."

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

"I congratulate the Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie & District for their role in teaching young people about the importance of arts and culture in life. Arts and cultural organizations strengthen our communities and enrich the quality of life of Canadians."

-Bryan Hayes, Member of Parliament (Sault Ste. Marie)

"The Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie & District is extremely pleased with the news of multi-year funding for the Over the Rainbow children's entertainment series. This funding provides children access to artistic presentations and exposes them to the amazing world of the arts. The support from Canadian Heritage certainly makes a positive impact, and we are thrilled to have them as a funding partner."

-Chris Rous, Board President, Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie & District

Associated Links

Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie & District

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Contact Information

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

    Jillian Lum
    Manager of Regional Communications
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage
    416-973-2050
    jillian.lum@pch.gc.ca

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