Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

April 23, 2008 13:30 ET

The Government of Canada Supports Capilano College Foundation

NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - Arts communities of British Columbia will be able to enjoy approximately 30 professional arts presentations from many different provinces and around the world, thanks to the support of the Government of Canada.

James Moore, Member of Parliament (Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam), on behalf of the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, today announced funding for the Capilano College Foundation.

This funding of $15,000 will assist the Foundation in the presentation of the 2008-2009 Jazz Series and Folk/Roots Series at the Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre (CCPAT).

"The Government of Canada recognizes that culture is an important part of healthy communities, and wants to ensure that all Canadians have opportunities to enjoy diverse and varied artistic experiences," said Minister Verner.

"Arts organizations must have access to resources that enable them to flourish in their communities," said Mr. Moore. "Today's funding will allow this organization to offer unique cultural experiences to audiences in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia."

"Currently in its 10th anniversary season, the Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre has established itself as one of the region's premiere music venues," said Fiona Black, Director of Programming for the CCPAT. "The support from the Arts Presentation Canada Program has been critical to this success. With the increased funding for the coming year, the CCPAT will be able to present more diverse and emerging artists that truly reflect the changing face of our community."

The Government of Canada has provided this 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,
    Status of Women and Official Languages
    Dominic Gosselin
    Press Secretary
    819-997-7788
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Donald Boulanger
    A/Chief, Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Ginette Montreuil
    Regional Manager
    Communications
    Western Region
    604-666-6504