Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 15, 2015 09:00 ET

Supporting Arts, Culture and Heritage in New Brunswick

Government of Canada provides funding to five organizations in the Moncton Area

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - July 15, 2015) - Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe), today announced funding of $224,700 to five organizations in New Brunswick. He made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The following organizations will receive funding under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program: the Aberdeen Cultural Centre ($26,200 in 2015-16 and $19,200 in 2016-17), the Permanent Settlers Association ($10,800 in 2015-16 and $86,400 in 2016-17), the Really Local Harvest Co-op ($8,200 in 2015-16) and Film Zone ($29,900 in 2015-16). The Canada Book Fund will provide funding for the Salon du livre de Dieppe ($22,000 in 2015-16 and $22,000 in 2016-17).

Quick Facts

  • In 2016, the Aberdeen Cultural Centre will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its construction and its influence on the arts and education. Various activities are planned, including a dance piece in honour of Lady Aberdeen.
  • Thanks to this funding, the Permanent Settlers Association will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the first permanent settlement in Moncton in 2016. Planned activities include historical re-enactments, a series of talks on heritage, art exhibits, musical performances and much more.
  • The Salon du livre de Dieppe will continue to promote books, authors and reading among the general public and young people in the schools. The 25th edition of the event will be held on October 22 to 25, 2015, and the 26th on October 20 to 23, 2016.
  • In September 2015, the Really Local Harvest Co-op will hold Dieppe's 10th annual Harvest Festival. Activities include several music and dance performances featuring local artists, a painting demonstration and a presentation on the history of agriculture in the region.
  • In November 2015, Film Zone will present the 29th Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie. Activities include film-making workshops, the screening of more than 20 films by local directors, and a musical performance featuring local artists.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support these organizations that bring the arts, culture and heritage to life in communities in New Brunswick. These projects enhance the quality of life of Canadians and contribute to the local economy."

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

"I'm glad our Government can help make these projects a reality. They offer residents and visitors quality cultural activities and the opportunity to come together to celebrate our rich history and heritage."

-Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe)

"This grant will greatly assist the extensive celebrations planned for 2016. It is important to recognize the contribution made to the city by the many descendants of the first eight families who arrived in Moncton on June 3, 1766, with the names Jones, Lutes, Ricker, Somers, Steeves, Trites and Wortman. These families now live throughout the world, and this will be a great opportunity to bring them back to Moncton."

-Kathryn Barnes, Interim Chair of the 250th Anniversary Steering Committee for the First Permanent Settlers of Moncton

Associated Links

Aberdeen Cultural Centre

Permanent Settlers Association

Salon du livre de Dieppe (French only)

Really Local Harvest Co-op

Film Zone

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Canada Book Fund

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Contact Information

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

    Gilles Theriault
    Communications Manager
    Atlantic Region
    506-851-3980

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