Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

September 05, 2014 14:46 ET

Investing in the 150th Anniversary of the Marble Arts Centre Building in Tweed

Government of Canada supports renovation of building

TWEED, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 5, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada has provided $15,000 to the Tweed & Area Arts Council under the Legacy Fund of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to support the renovation of the Actinolite United Church.

Daryl Kramp, Member of Parliament (Prince Edward-Hastings), announced the funding today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Funding will support the final renovations needed to fully transform the building into the Marble Arts Centre.

Quick Facts

  • The building housing the Marble Arts Centre, formerly the Actinolite United Church (also known as the Marble Church), was built in 1864.
  • Renovations include installing air conditioning; repairing steps, doors and the roof; and installing lighting ladders to aid in theatre presentations.
  • The Marble Arts Centre hosts local community arts activities in theatre, dance, literary arts and visual arts.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in commemorative projects like this one that are important reminders of the people, places and events that have helped make Canada what it is today."

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

"I am proud to support our Tweed & Area Arts Council. The Marble Arts Centre plays an important role, and these upgrades will benefit our community for many more years to come."

-Daryl Kramp, Member of Parliament (Prince Edward-Hastings)

"We are grateful to Canadian Heritage for providing the support that will allow us to finalize the Church renovation and for helping our community celebrate this milestone. The Marble Arts Centre is the cultural heart of our community, and we invite everyone to take part in the activities hosted at the Centre."

-Bonnie Marentette, Chair, Tweed & Area Arts Council

Associated Links

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Tweed & Area Arts Council

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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