Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

December 08, 2014 12:32 ET

Supporting the Performing Arts in Owen Sound

Government of Canada supports the Owen Sound Little Theatre

OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 8, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $20,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund to support the Roxy Theatre 2015-2016 Professional Presenting Series, a regular performing arts series offered by the Owen Sound Little Theatre.
Larry Miller, Member of Parliament (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Owen Sound Little Theatre (OSLT) company operates the historic Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound.
  • The series includes multidisciplinary performances from a variety of established and emerging Canadian artists from three provinces. It will also include artists from Francophone, Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities.
  • The OSLT also offers activities and workshops that provide youth with training in the performing arts.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support arts and cultural organizations like the Owen Sound Little Theatre that strengthen our communities and enrich the quality of life of Canadians."

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

"I congratulate the Owen Sound Little Theatre for working so hard to ensure that arts, culture and heritage in Ontario continue to flourish and make this province a wonderful place to live."

-Larry Miller, Member of Parliament (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound)

"We are thrilled to receive this vital funding from the Government of Canada. This money allows us to bring emerging and established professional Canadian artists to our rural community who would not otherwise perform in our area. In doing so, we are able to diversify and build our audience base, making our organization more stable and sustainable."

-Maria Canton, Theatre Manager, The Roxy Theatre/Owen Sound Little Theatre

Associated Links

Owen Sound Little Theatre - Roxy Theatre

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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    Jillian Lum
    Manager of Regional Communications
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage
    416-973-2050
    jillian.lum@pch.gc.ca

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