Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

June 12, 2009 13:00 ET

The Government of Canada Supports the Calgary Pro Musica Society

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2009) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment and Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre-North), today announced funding for the Calgary Pro Musica Society.

This funding will help support the Society's annual chamber music series. This year's lineup will include a variety of family concerts, string quartets, and orchestra presentations. Outreach activities include workshops, education sessions, and musical receptions.

"Our Government recognizes that creativity and innovation are essential to Canadian cultural life and our communities," said Minister Moore. "The Calgary Pro Musica Society makes an outstanding contribution to the cultural vitality of the region, and we are proud to contribute to it."

"I would like to thank the Calgary Pro Musica Society for their continued dedication to ensuring that residents of Calgary have access to some of the greatest music from both Canada and abroad," said Minister Prentice. "Congratulations on another successful year."

"We are extremely pleased to receive this support from the Government of Canada, and we are lucky to live in a country that supports the arts the way Canada does," said Dean O'Brien Artistic Director, Calgary Pro Musica Society. "This and other funding will allow Calgary Pro Musica to continue to bring the greatest chamber ensembles from Canada and abroad to Calgary."

The Calgary Pro Musica Society is dedicated to presenting the best in chamber music to Calgary and the surrounding area.

The Government of Canada has provided $8,000 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
    Ginette Montreuil
    Regional Manager
    Communications
    Western Region
    604-666-6504
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155