Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 22, 2015 12:00 ET

Mae Wilson Theatre to Celebrate Its Centennial

Government of Canada invests in commemorative activities

MOOSE JAW, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - July 22, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing funding of $14,600 to the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre for its Mae Wilson Theatre's 100th Anniversary project. Support is being provided through the Community Anniversaries component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program.

Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Moose Jaw Cultural Centre will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Mae Wilson Theatre in 2016. The theatre first opened its doors as the Allen Theatre in 1916.
  • Planned activities will take place throughout the year and include a local performing artist concert series and a performing "Artists in Action Day" to coincide with Culture Days.
  • During the "Artists in Action Day", visitors will be invited behind the scenes and interact with local performing artists and artisans to experience what it is like to perform on stage.

Quotes

"Our Government recognizes the value of local arts and heritage activities, and we are proud to invest in projects that contribute to our collective identity and define who we are as Canadians. We are pleased to support activities celebrating the Mae Wilson Theatre's 100th anniversary and we wish them every success in the years to come."

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

"The Mae Wilson Theatre, formerly known as the Allen Theatre, has consistently been the hub for entertainment and social activities in the community of Moose Jaw since it opened its doors in August 1916. Important milestones such as these centennial celebrations help us recognize our shared history and heritage, and help strengthen local pride."

- Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser)

"The Mae Wilson Theatre has such a rich history and, thanks to the support of the public and the Government of Canada, we are thrilled to celebrate its 100th anniversary by showcasing talent from Moose Jaw's artistic and creative community."

- Graham Hall, Executive Director, Moose Jaw Cultural Centre

Associated Links

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Moose Jaw Cultural Centre

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Contact Information

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

    Roxanne Carriere
    A/Regional Manager, Communications
    Prairies and Northern Region
    Canadian Heritage
    204-228-8866
    roxanne.carriere@pch.gc.ca

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