Department of Canadian Heritage



Department of Canadian Heritage

August 20, 2014 16:30 ET

Substantial Support for Arts, Culture, Heritage and Official Languages in Prince Edward Island

Government of Canada provides financial support to the Acadian and Francophone community

SUMMERSIDE, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND--(Marketwired - Aug. 20, 2014) - Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced funding of $866,457 for 27 projects by organizations in Prince Edward Island's Acadian and Francophone community. He made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The funding will make possible projects in the fields of arts, culture, heritage and official languages. Details on recipient organizations and project funding are provided in the attached backgrounder.

Quick Facts

  • Eighteen organizations will receive funding totalling $790,081 from the Official Languages Support Programs, which promote French and English in Canadian society and foster the development of Canada's minority Anglophone and Francophone communities.
  • Seven organizations will receive support totalling $51,300 from the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program. This program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.
  • Two organizations will receive $25,076 from the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, which gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances and other artistic experiences.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support these projects dealing with arts, culture, heritage and official languages. In addition to contributing to the local economy and community development, this investment will allow residents and visitors to Prince Edward Island to enjoy enriching cultural experiences."

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

"These projects reflect Islanders' joie de vivre and highlight their culture and heritage. Prince Edward Island communities illustrate well the extent to which our two languages are assets for the country and an integral part of Canadian identity."

-The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

"Thanks to the financial support from Canadian Heritage, La Belle Alliance will be able to continue offering cultural activities in French for the Acadian, Francophone and Francophile community in our region. We thank you for supporting the projects of La Belle Alliance, allowing us to celebrate our culture with our Festival de la citrouille, to highlight our language through the project Le français, une valeur ajoutée, and to give our artists the opportunity to make exchanges and share the stage with guest performers."

-Giselle Babineau-Jordan, President, La Belle-Alliance ltée de Summerside

Associated Links

Official Languages Support Programs

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Backgrounder

Official Languages Support Programs
The Official Languages Support Programs promote French and English in Canadian society and foster the development of Canada's minority Anglophone and Francophone communities.
City Organization Project Fiscal Year Amount
Summerside Actions Femmes Î.-P.-É. inc. FACC - En vedette (Les Acadiennes de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard) 2014-2015 $25,000
Summerside Actions Femmes Î.-P.-É. inc. 2014-2015 programming 2014-2015 $37,000
Summerside Association des Francophones de l'âge d'or de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard Inc. (L') Une pleine journée pour les aînés francophones! 2014-2015 $6,730
Summerside Association des Francophones de l'âge d'or de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard Inc. (L') 2014-2015 programming 2014-2015 $12,000
Miscouche Association du Musée acadien de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard inc. (L') Le patrimoine au service du développement de la communauté acadienne de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard 2014-2015 $15,000
Summerside Belle-Alliance Ltée (La) Le français, une valeur ajoutée! 2014-2015 ($6,250)
2015-2016 ($4,700)
$10,950
Charlottetown Canadian Parents For French PEI 2014-2017 programming 2014-2015 ($112,200)
2015-2016 ($112,200)
2016-2017 ($112,200)
$336,600
Wellington Coalition actions pour enfants ltée. (La) Biblio franco-mobile des tout-petits 2014-2015 $7,185
Wellington Comité régional des Jeux de l'Acadie de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard Ltée Support for the Jeux de l'Acadie in PEI 2014-2015 ($20,000)
2015-2016 ($12,000)
$32,000
Évangéline Conseil scolaire-communautaire Évangéline Création d'une troupe d'art dramatique 2014-2015 $11,880
Charlottetown Fédération culturelle de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard Inc. (La) PEI in French at the East Coast Music Awards (ECMA) - French Toast and Jam 2014-2015 $10,000
Charlottetown Fédération culturelle de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard Inc. (La) 2014-2015 programming 2014-2015 $33,750
Charlottetown Fédération culturelle de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard Inc. (La) Résidences artistiques en communauté - Insul'ART 2014-2015 $70,000
Summerside Fédération des parents de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard Inc. (La) 2014-2015 programming 2014-2015 $90,000
Summerside Jeunesse Acadienne Ltée 2014-2015 programming 2014-2015 $55,000
Summerside Jeunesse Acadienne Ltée L'engagement jeunesse 2014-2015 ($17,000)
2015-2016 ($3,486)
$20,486
Charlottetown Salon du livre de L'Île-du-Prince-Édouard inc. Salon du livre de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard - Édition 2015 2014-2015 ($6,500)
2015-16 ($5,500)
$12,000
Charlottetown Société Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin Le développement communautaire - le grand portrait! 2014-2015 $4,500
Total: $790,081
Building Communities through Arts and Heritage
This program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.
City Organization Project Fiscal Year Amount
Summerside Belle-Alliance Ltée (La) Festival de la citrouille - Les couleurs de l'automne 2014-2015 $22,600
Abrams Village Centre Expo-Festival Centre Ltd. Évangéline Country Music Festival 2014-2015 $2,000
Tignish Conseil Rév S-É Perrey Inc. Festival Hivernal 2014 2014-2015 $2,000
Wellington Coopérative de développement culturel et patrimonial de Mont-Carmel Ltée (La) Festival de la chanson du Grand Ruisseau 2014-2015 $12,200
Souris Le Comité acadien et francophone de l'Est Ltée 2014 Acadian Festival 2014-2015 $2,000
Wellington Le Comité organisateur du Jamboree atlantique des violoneux Atlantic Fiddlers' Jamboree Atlantique des violoneux 2014-2015 $2,000
Abrams Village L'Exposition agricole et le Festival acadien de la région Évangéline Inc. Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festival, August 28 to 31, 2014 2014-2015 $8,500
Total: $51,300
Canada Arts Presentation Fund
The Canada Arts Presentation Fund gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances and other artistic experiences.
City Organization Project Fiscal Year Amount
Charlottetown Carrefour de l'Isle-Saint-Jean 2014-2015 Cultural programming 2014-2015 $12,000
Summerside Belle-Alliance Ltée (La) Du passé au présent…en musique! 2014-2015 $13,076
Total: $25,076
Grand total, all programs: $866,457

Contact Information

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

    Gilles Theriault
    Manager, Communications
    Atlantic Region
    Canadian Heritage
    506-851-3980

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
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