Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

December 05, 2014 10:00 ET

Investing in the Performing Arts in Brantford

Government of Canada supports Sanderson Centre's 2015-16 Performing Arts Series

BRANTFORD, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 5, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada has provided $35,000 in funding to the City of Brantford for the annual series held at the municipally owned Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts.

Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament (Brant), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The City of Brantford purchased the Sanderson Centre in 1986 and restored it to be a cultural centre for the community while preserving its architectural heritage.
  • The Sanderson Centre is home to community performing-arts organizations, amateur dance competitions and recitals, art workshops for young people, and school events.
  • The annual performing-arts series season includes 12 presentations by artists in various disciplines, including music, theatre and dance.


"Our Government is proud to support organizations that enrich the cultural life of Canadians by providing them access to live performances by talented artists. The diverse cultural events held at the Sanderson Centre bring communities together and benefit the local economy."

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

"It is a great pleasure to announce that our Government is once again supporting the iconic Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts. This funding will translate into quality artistic performances that will bring excitement to the Brantford community and its visitors throughout the 2015-16 theatre season."

-Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament (Brant)

"The Sanderson Centre is proud to serve our community with engaging entertainment and cultural experiences. We present a full season of professional artists to give our community an opportunity to see exciting and memorable performances close to home. The financial support of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund allows our theatre to better engage both our community and visitors to Brantford with a wider variety of professional artistic experiences in our historic theatre."

-Glenn Brown, Theatre Manager, Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts

Associated Links

Sanderson Centre

City of Brantford

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Contact Information

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

    Jillian Lum
    Manager of Regional Communications
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage