Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

April 06, 2009 10:00 ET

The Government of Canada Supports Burrows Trail Arts Council

MCCREARY, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - April 6, 2009) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Inky Mark, Member of Parliament (Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette), today announced funding for the Burrows Trail Arts Council.

This funding will be used to support the organization's 2009-2010 performance season. Programming includes artistic performances and outreach activities for children, young people, and adults in such genres as theatre, children's performances, comedy, and country music.

"For over 20 years, the Burrows Trail Arts Council has delivered quality programming and has contributed to the cultural vitality of the communities it serves," said Minister Moore. "Today's investment will ensure residents of rural Manitoba have access to diverse artistic experiences, increasing cultural activity in the region and contributing to the local economy."

"The Burrows Trail Arts Council celebrates and contributes to the diversity, creativity, and richness of cultural life in Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette," said Mr. Mark. "I am proud that our Government supports the Council as it continues to enhance the arts in our community."

"We are very excited to receive this grant, as it will enable us to continue our series on a professional level, bringing quality programming to rural Manitoba communities," said Ann Dulle, Administrator of the Burrows Trail Arts Council. "The Burrows Trail Arts Council would like to thank the Government of Canada for their support."

The Burrows Trail Arts Council offers seasonal programming in the rural towns of McCreary, Alonsa, and Glenella, Manitoba. Through its outreach activities, the organization makes professional performances available to the surrounding rural area, including the communities of Laurier, Neepawa, Ste. Rose, and Riding Mountain.

The Government of Canada has provided $4,850 in funding through the Arts Presentation Canada program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program gives Canadians increased access to the diversity and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.

This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and
    Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken
    Director of Communications
    819-997-7788
    deirdra.mccracken@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage, Prairies and Northern Region
    Francine D. Lefebvre
    A/Director
    Regional Communications
    204-983-4367 / Cell: 204-229-5283
    francine.lefebvre@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155