Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

June 12, 2009 15:00 ET

The Government of Canada Supports the Vertigo Theatre Society

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2009) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Lee Richardson, Member of Parliament (Calgary Centre), today announced funding for the Vertigo Theatre Society.

This funding will help support the 2009-2010 Y Stage Series for children, which will feature various artists from across Canada. A total of six productions will be performed for school-age audiences from across Calgary, in addition to weekend public performances. Programming will also include a production for teenagers and a special production for the hearing impaired.

"The Y Stage Series inspires the minds and imaginations of our country's young people," said Minister Moore. "Our Government is proud to support the Vertigo Theatre Society and applauds the valuable contribution it makes to this community by bringing artists and children together for exceptional cultural programming."

"Since 2003, Y Stage Series productions have played an integral part in helping introduce young Calgarians to the arts," said Mr. Richardson. "I am very pleased that our Government is continuing to support this worthy program."

"We are thrilled to receive increased support for our Y Stage series for young audiences," said Suzanne Mott, General Manager, Vertigo Theatre. "This funding will help us to increase artist fees, increase our efforts in diversifying our audiences, and continue our new component for teens."

The Vertigo Theatre Society strives to ensure that quality age appropriate performing arts are accessible to children and youth of all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

The Government of Canada has provided $50,000 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