Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 16, 2015 13:00 ET

The Show Will Go On: A Season of Arts in Revelstoke Receives Federal Support

Member of Parliament David Wilks announces support for the Revelstoke Arts Council

REVELSTOKE, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 16, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Performing arts and culture received a boost today with the announcement of $7,500 of funding, provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, to the Revelstoke Arts Council for its 2015/16 Performance Series.

This investment will enable the Council to continue providing Revelstoke's residents and visitors with diverse cultural entertainment. This year's performance series will feature jazz, classical music, ballet, contemporary dance, children's theatre and spoken word performances. The Council will also offer outreach activities, including public talk-backs and workshops.

David Wilks, Member of Parliament (Kootenay-Columbia), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • This year's performance series will run from September 2015 through April 2016.
  • The performances will be primarily held in the 275-seat Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre, but will also take place in the Community Centre, the United Church and the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre.
  • Since 1997, the Revelstoke Arts Council has been a leader in promoting the continued growth of arts and culture in Revelstoke.
  • The Canada Arts Presentation Fund gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances and other artistic experiences.

Quotes

"Our Government knows that arts and culture are important generators of economic growth, jobs and wealth in our communities. Organizations like the Revelstoke Arts Council provide access to a variety of arts disciplines that enrich our quality of life, celebrate our cultural diversity and foster the growth of our artists, artisans and communities."

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

"The Revelstoke Arts Council plays an important part in the fabric of the community by affording us opportunities to experience a diverse range of arts and cultural performances. This investment will ensure that they can continue to offer exciting programming. I'm looking forward to seeing what's in store for this season."

-David Wilks, Member of Parliament (Kootenay-Columbia)

"Revelstoke Arts Council is excited and grateful to have the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage for our 2015/16 Performance Series. These funds allow us to bring a broad range of quality Canadian programming to our small community. This coming year we will offer contemporary dance, musical theatre, fun family programming, as well as musical performances including a gypsy jazz group from Montréal and alternative country from Alberta. This is sure to be our best season yet!"

-Carol Palladino, Chair, Revelstoke Arts Council

Associated Links

Revelstoke Arts Council

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
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    Canadian Heritage
    Western Region
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