Harper Government Creates Jobs and Growth Through Investments in Culture in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, March 20, 2012 /CNW/ - New support for arts and culture organizations will help create jobs and growth throughout British Columbia, thanks to investments by the Government of Canada. Support for 182 projects was announced today by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. Minister Moore was joined by leaders of British Columbia's cultural community.

The funding supports a wide range of arts organizations and projects across the province, including important upgrades to Dance Victoria's performance studio, as well as support for the Victoria Conservatory of Music, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and the Bicentennial of the City of Kamloops in 2012.

"Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in the economic future of our country, which must include investing in culture," said Minister Moore. "By supporting these activities, our Government is delivering on its commitment to support our arts, culture, heritage, Aboriginals and official languages while delivering jobs and growth throughout British Columbia."

"We deeply appreciate the investment by the Government of Canada in the arts, in our programs, and in our community," said Fatima Amarshi, Executive Director of the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, which produces the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. "These activities play a vital role in the lives of Vancouver residents and communities across British Columbia, enriching them culturally, socially, and economically."

The Government of Canada has provided total funding of $10,599,462 through the following programs of the Department of Canadian Heritage: the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, the Official Languages Support Programs, the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, the Canada Book Fund, the Canada Periodical Fund, the Aboriginal Peoples' Program, the Canada Arts Training Fund and the Canada Interactive Fund. For more information about the projects, see the attached backgrounder.

BACKGROUNDER

Today's announcement includes the following projects:

Aboriginal Peoples' Program - Aboriginal Languages Initiative
The objective of Aboriginal Languages Initiative is to support community-based language projects that contribute to the revitalization and preservation of Aboriginal languages and increase their use in community settings.

Organization Project Year Amount City
Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRTFN) Documenting and Preserving the Tlingit Language Materials in the TRTFN Heritage Archives 2011-2012 $38,253 Atlin
Wsáneć School Board Language Nest Training Course 2011-2012 $64,481 Brentwood Bay
Kwadacha Education Society Kwadacha Culture and Language Immersion Camp 2011-2012 $24,180 Fort Ware
Kamloops First Nation Stk'elusemc Summer Language and Culture Camp 2011-2012 $20,000 Kamloops
The Paul Creek Language Association Nsyilxcn Fluent Apprentice Training Project 2011-2012 $33,700 Keremeos
Upper St'at'imc Language Culture & Education Society Northern St'at'imc On-line Dictionary and Archive; a FirstVoices Development and Implementation Project 2011-2012 $49,917 Lillooet
Coldwater Indian Band Our Wildlife Friends 2011-2012 $42,632 Merritt
Kwakiutl Band Council Kwak'wala Aboriginal Language Initiative 2011-2012 $63,368 Port Hardy
Sliammon First Nation Aboriginal Languages Initiative 2011-2012 $71,250 Powell River
Skeetchestn Community School Creating Future Caretakers of Secwepemctsin through Concentrated Master Apprentice Community Learning 2011-2012 $55,650 Savona
Skidegate Band Council Skidegate Haida Acquisition/Revitalization Program Master/Apprentice Initiative (S.H.A.R.P.) 2011-2012 $49,585 Skidegate
Hesquiaht First Nation Hesquiaht Dictionary Orthographic Project 2011-2012 $75,000 Tofino
Nihiyaw Language & Culture Society Nihitawkt Speaker Cree Urban Master Apprentice Language Learning Program 2011-2012 $39,900 Victoria
Ehatteshaht Tribe Ehatteshaht Tribe Youth Language Archiving and Documentation Project 2011-2012 $75,000 Zeballos
Northern Native Broadcasting-Terrace Radio programming 2011-2012 $326,855 Terrace
Total: $1,029,771


Aboriginal Peoples' Program - Aboriginal Women's Programming Element
The Aboriginal Women's Programming Element of the Aboriginal Peoples' Program enables Aboriginal women to influence policies, programs, legislation, and decision making that affect the social, cultural, economic, and political well-being in their communities and in Canadian society. It includes a component to address issues around family violence and a self-government initiative to support the full participation of Aboriginal women in consultations and decision-making processes.

Organization Project Year Amount City
Honouring our Spirit Ad Hoc Committee Honour Our Spirit 2011-2012 $24,894 Vancouver
Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) SisterWork: Agents for Change 2011-2012 $34,355 Vancouver
Carriers of the Light Ad Hoc Committee Carriers of the Light 2011-2012 $23,021 Victoria
Total: $82,270


Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage
The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

Organization Project Year Amount City
A.I.A Arts In Action Society In the House Festival 2012-2013 $5,700 Vancouver
Asian-Canadian Special Events Association LunarFest 2011-2012 $26,400 Vancouver
Bamberton Historical Society Bamberton 100 2012-2013 $11,300 Mill Bay
Barkerville Heritage Trust Discovery Day:  Celebrating 150 years along the Cariboo Gold Rush Trail 2012-2013 $3,000 Barkerville
British Columbia Black History Awareness Society BC Black History and Cultural Events 2011-2012 $2,600 Victoria
Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival 2012-2013 $32,600 Vancouver
CelticFest Vancouver Society CelticFest Vancouver 2012 2011-2012 $24,300 Vancouver
Collingwood Neighbourhood House Society Collingwood Days Festival 2012-2013 $17,200 Vancouver
Duncan Centennial Committee Duncan Centennial Celebration Series 2012-2013 $18,000 Duncan
Gabriola Arts Council Isle of the Arts Festival 2012-2013 $4,500 Gabriola Island, BC
Hellenic Community of Vancouver Greek Heritage Month/Greek Day 2012-2013 $10,700 Vancouver
Huble Homestead/Giscome Portage Heritage Society Huble House Centennial Celebrations 2012-2013 $3,000 Prince George
Kamloops Central Business Improvement Spring Arts Festival - Live MADness 2012-2013 $3,800 Kamloops
Kamloops Communities in Bloom Committee** Kamloops Bi-Centennial Celebrations 2012-2013 $12,500 Kamloops
Ladysmith Maritime Society Ladysmith Maritime Festival 2012-2013 $10,100 Ladysmith
Nanaimo African Heritage Society Black History Month Celebrations 2012 2011-2012 $12,900 Nanaimo
Nanaimo Art Gallery Society Festival of Banners 2012 - 25 years 2012-2013 $3,000 Nanaimo
National Congress of Black Women Foundation National Congress of Black Women Foundation 2011-2012 $9,700 Burnaby
New Westminster Hyack Festival Association Hyack Festival 2012-2013 $19,700 New Westminster
Nisga'a Foundation "Our Canoe Has Landed" - 125th Anniversary of Nisga's Land Claims 2012-2013 $8,700 New Aiyansh
North Vancouver Community Arts Council Art in the Garden Tour 2012-2013 $2,500 North Vancouver
Port Coquitlam May Day Task Force Port Coquitlam May Day Festival 2012-2013 $17,600 Port Coquitlam
Port Moody Golden Spike Days Society 36th Annual Golden Spike Days Festival 2012-2013 $19,700 Port Moody
Richmond Museum Society Doors Open Richmond 2012 2012-2013 $4,900 Richmond
Scandinavian Community Centre Society Midsummer Festival 2012-2013 $9,200 Burnaby
Société francophone de Victoria 15ième Festival de la francophonie 2012 2011-2012 $15,700 Victoria
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Society Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2012-2013 $30,300 Vancouver
Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration City of Bhangra 2012 2012-2013 $24,700 Vancouver
Vancouver Korean Dance Society Enchantment: The 16th Annual Korean Dance Festival 2012-2013 $7,000 Vancouver
Vancouver Society of Storytelling 19th Vancouver International Storytelling Festival 2012-2013 $4,400 Vancouver
Victoria Conservatory of Music Pacific Baroque Festival 2012 « The Sun King » 2011-2012 $4,800 Victoria
Victoria Highland Games Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival 2012-2013 $15,800 Victoria
Total: $396,300


Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage - Legacy Fund
The Legacy Fund component provides funding for community capital projects.

Organization Project Year Funding City
Denman Island Recreation Committee (BCAH Legacy project) Denman Community Hall Foundation Restoration Project 2012-2013 $108,000 Denman Island, BC
Total: $108,000


Canada Arts Presentation Fund
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.

Organization Project Year Funding City
Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts 30th and 31st Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts 2012-2013
2013-2014
$19,500
$19,500
Sechelt
Art Starts in Schools Society Artistic Expressions for Young Canadians 2012-2013
2013-2014
$66,000
$63,000
Vancouver
Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver 23e et 24e Festivals d'été francophone de Vancouver 2012 et 2013, saisons artistiques
2012-2013 et 2013-2014
2012-2013
2013-2014
$35,000
$35,000
Vancouver
Coastal Jazz and Blues Society Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Winterruption, Time Flies, Education and Outreach,
Fall and Spring Concert Season
2012-2013
2013-2014
$300,000
$300,000
Vancouver
Dancing on the Edge Festival Society Dancing on the Edge Festival 2012 and 2013 2012-2013
2013-2014 
$40,000
$40,000
Vancouver
First Vancouver Theatrespace Society Vancouver Fringe Festival 2012-2013
2013-2014
$110,000
$110,000
Vancouver
New Forms Media Society 2012-13 New Forms Programming (Annual Festival and Ongoing Series) 2012-2013
2013-2014
$12,000
$12,000
Vancouver
Reel 2 Real: A Celebration of Moving Images for Youth Society Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth 2012-2013 $14,000 Vancouver
Rumble Productions Society 2012 TREMORS: A New Generation of Contemporary Theatre 2012-2013 $23,000 Vancouver
Seismic Shift Arts Society DanceHouse 2012-13 and 2013-14 2012-2013
2013-2014
$80,000
$80,000
Vancouver
Vancouver East Cultural Centre 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Seasons 2012-2013
2013-2014
$200,000
$200,000
Vancouver
Vancouver International Children's Festival Society Vancouver International Children's Festival 2012-2013
2013-2014
$90,000
$90,000
Vancouver
Vancouver Summer Festival Society MusicFest Vancouver 2012 and 2013 2012-2013
2013-2014
$135,000
$120,000
Vancouver
Intrepid Theatre Company Society Intrepid Theatre Presents Series
• Uno Fest: Canada's Singular Live Theatre Event
• Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival

2012-2013
2013-2014

$80,000
$80,000
Victoria
Victoria Jazz Society (VJS) • TD Victoria International JazzFest 2012 and 2013
• VJS's Fall/Winter/Spring Concert Series 2012 and 2013
2012-2013
2013-2014
$100,000
$100,000
Victoria
Total: $2,554,000


Canada Arts Training Fund
The Canada Arts Training Fund contributes to the development of Canadian creators and future cultural leaders of the Canadian arts sector by supporting the training of artists with high potential through institutions that offer training of the highest calibre.

Organization Project Year Funding City
Mandala Arts and Culture Society Professional arts training 2012-2013 $40,000 Vancouver
Total: $40,000


Canada Book Fund
The principal objective of the Canada Book Fund is to ensure access to a diverse range of Canadian-authored books in Canada and abroad. The Fund seeks to achieve this objective by fostering a strong Canadian book industry that publishes and markets Canadian-authored books.

Organization Project Year Funding City
AIM Language Learning Inc. Publishing support 2011-2012 $130,102 Bowen Island
Anvil Press Publishers Inc. Publishing support 2011-2012 $10,173 Vancouver
Arsenal Pulp Press Ltd. Publishing support 2011-2012 $127,589 Vancouver
Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia ABPBC Professional Development 2012 2011-2012 $10,996 Vancouver
Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia Collective Marketing and Promotion 2012 2011-2012 $51,522 Vancouver
Brindle & Glass Publishing Ltd. Publishing support 2011-2012 $16,347 Victoria
Caitlin Press Inc. Publishing support 2011-2012 $25,621 Halfmoon Bay
CCI Learning Solutions Inc. Publishing support 2011-2012 $164,594 Langley
D&M Publishers Inc. Publishing support 2011-2012 $376,655 Vancouver
Hancock House Publishers Ltd. Publishing support 2011-2012 $77,856 Surrey
Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd. Publishing support 2011-2012 $156,168 Madeira Park
Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd. Publishing support 2011-2012 $118,123 Victoria
International Self-Counsel Press Ltd. Publishing support 2011-2012 $156,983 North Vancouver
Morriss Publishing Ltd. (O/A Sono Nis Press) Publishing support 2011-2012 $33,096 Winlaw
New Society Publishers Ltd. Publishing support 2011-2012 $74,566 Gabriola Island
New Star Books Ltd. Publishing support 2011-2012 $11,950 Vancouver
Nightwood Editions Ltd. Publishing support 2011-2012 $10,217 Gibsons
Oolichan Books Inc. Publishing support 2011-2012 $11,946 Fernie
Orca Book Publishers Ltd. Publishing support 2011-2012 $273,142 Victoria
Rocky Mountain Books Ltd. Publishing support 2011-2012 $98,922 Victoria
Ronsdale Press Ltd. Publishing support 2011-2012 $35,623 Vancouver
Simon Fraser University As Represented By The Canadian Centre For Studies In Publishing SFU Summer Publishing Workshops 2011-2012 $40,000 Vancouver
Simply Read Books Inc. Publishing support 2011-2012 $76,459 Vancouver
Talon Books Ltd. Publishing support 2011-2012 $85,336 Vancouver
Theytus Books Ltd. Publishing support 2011-2012 $49,447 Penticton
Touchwood Editions Ltd. Publishing support 2011-2012 $66,035 Victoria
Tradewind Books Ltd. Publishing support 2011-2012 $25,850 Vancouver
University Of British Columbia Press (The) Publishing support 2011-2012 $240,206 Vancouver
West Coast Book Prize Society (The) West Coast Book Prize Society - The BC Book Prizes 2011-2012 $20,000 Vancouver
Whitecap Books Ltd. Publishing support 2011-2012 $372,759 North Vancouver
Total: $2,948,283


Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund program seeks to improve physical conditions for artistic creativity and arts presentation or exhibition. It is also designed to increase access for Canadians to performing, visual, and media arts, and to museum collections and heritage displays.

Organization Project Year Funding City
City of Burnaby - Shadbolt Centre for the Arts* Studio Theatre Seat Replacement Project 2011-2012 $78,000 Burnaby
Richmond Gateway Theatre Society** Lighting and Sound Equipment Upgrade 2011-2012 $26,544 Richmond
Dance Victoria* Upgrades to Dance Studio 2011-2012 $38,270 Victoria
Total: $142,814


Canada Interactive Fund
The Canada Interactive Fund supports the creation of online, interactive Canadian cultural content and applications that are developed by official-language minority community, Aboriginal, ethnocultural, and other not-for-profit cultural organizations

Organization Project Year Funding City
Simon Fraser University Multilingual Storytelling: Digital Explorations 2011-2012 $141,827 Burnaby
Total: $141,827

Canada Periodical Fund
The Canada Periodical Fund provides funding to Canadian print magazines, non-daily newspapers and digital periodicals to enable them to overcome market disadvantages and continue to provide Canadian readers with the content they choose to read.

Organization Project Year Funding City
Arzina Thobhani** Calgary Community Digest 2011-2012 $33,106 Vancouver
Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop Society Ricepaper 2011-2012 $9,887 Vancouver
BIV Media Limited Partnership Business in Vancouver 2011-2012 $98,585 Vancouver
Cornwall Publishing Company Limited Gardens West 2011-2012 $121,557 Vancouver
Geist Foundation Geist 2011-2012 $16,901 Vancouver
Gulnar Jiwa** Vancouver Community Digest 2011-2012 $4,346 Vancouver
Kisobran Newspaper Ltd. Kisobran 2011-2012 $7,653 Vancouver
Mission Press Society Todistaja 2011-2012 $4,139 Vancouver
Nazir Ebrahim Nouvelles communautaires 2011-2012 $40,219 Vancouver
Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vancouver The B.C. Catholic 2011-2012 $213,060 Vancouver
Swedish Press Inc. Scandinavian Press 2011-2012 $4,835 Vancouver
Swedish Press Inc. Swedish Press 2011-2012 $16,611 Vancouver
Western Sky Communications Ltd. Jewish Independent 2011-2012 $21,603 Vancouver
Black Press Group Ltd. The Hope Standard 2011-2012 $9,021 Abbotsford
Black Press Group Ltd. Bowen Island Undercurrent 2011-2012 $4,878 Bowen Island
Canada Wide Media Limited BC Business 2011-2012 $117,391 Burnaby
Canada Wide Media Limited GardenWise 2011-2012 $83,334 Burnaby
Celtic Connection The Celtic Connection 2011-2012 $7,254 Burnaby
Canada Wide Media Limited TV Week Magazine 2011-2012 $939,149 Burnaby
Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Iskra 2011-2012 $7,140 Castlegar
Fort Nelson News Ltd. Fort Nelson News 2011-2012 $12,151 Fort Nelson
BCCA Beef in B.C. Inc. Beef in BC 2011-2012 $11,704 Kamloops
Black Press Group Ltd. The Chronicle (Ladysmith-Chemainus) 2011-2012 $34,874 Ladysmith
Black Press Group Ltd. Lake Cowichan Gazette 2011-2012 $10,089 Lake Cowichan
Whistler Publishing LP The Bridge River Lillooet News 2011-2012 $14,807 Lillooet
Merritt Newspapers Limited Partnership Merritt Herald 2011-2012 $14,067 Merritt
Bennett Publishing Ltd. The Boundary Creek Times 2011-2012 $4,212 Nelson
OP Publishing Ltd. Canadian Aviator 2011-2012 $35,840 North Vancouver
OP Publishing Ltd. Cottage 2011-2012 $43,593 North Vancouver
LSJ Publishing Ltd. Logging & Sawmilling Journal 2011-2012 $21,673 North Vancouver
OP Publishing Ltd. Pacific Yachting 2011-2012 $105,747 North Vancouver
Chronicle Newspaper Corp. Oliver Chronicle 2011-2012 $32,023 Oliver
Osoyoos Times Ltd. Osoyoos Times 2011-2012 $28,182 Osoyoos
British Columbia Historical Federation British Columbia History 2011-2012 $4,504 Parksville
Mokeham Publishing Inc. De Krant 2011-2012 $18,107 Penticton
Black Press Group Ltd. North Island Gazette 2011-2012 $12,178 Port Hardy
Bengel Publishing Inc. Similkameen News Leader 2011-2012 $4,821 Princeton
Observer Publishing Co. Ltd. Haida Gwaii Observer 2011-2012 $21,338 Queen Charlotte
Alive Publishing Group Inc. alive 2011-2012 $20,439 Richmond
Driftwood Publishing Ltd. Gulf Islands Driftwood 2011-2012 $54,188 Salt Spring Island
Gower Media Group Inc.** Spirit of the North 2011-2012 $15,728 South Hazelton
Horse Community Journals Inc. Canadian Horse Journal 2011-2012 $33,553 Sydney
Postmedia Network Inc. Westerly News (Tofino-Ucluelet) 2011-2012 $7,549 Ucluelet
Patanga Steamship Company Ltd. The Valley Sentinel 2011-2012 $7,866 Valemount
Canadian Biker Publication Ltd. Canadian Biker 2011-2012 $60,691 Victoria
Peter Piper Publishing Inc. KNOW: The Science Magazine for Curious Kids 2011-2012 $27,520 Victoria
Southern Tip Publishing Inc. Small Farm Canada 2011-2012 $61,126 Victoria
Peter Piper Publishing Inc. YES Mag: The Science Magazine for Adventurous Minds 2011-2012 $54,206 Victoria
Black Press Group Ltd. 100 Mile House Free Press 2011-2012 $37,546 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. Arrow Lakes News 2011-2012 $11,282 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. Caledonia Courier 2011-2012 $5,716 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. Creston Valley Advance 2011-2012 $17,836 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. Eagle Valley News 2011-2012 $8,766 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. Houston Today 2011-2012 $8,994 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. Lakes District News 2011-2012 $17,077 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. North Thompson Star/Journal 2011-2012 $6,870 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. Northern Sentinel 2011-2012 $7,172 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. Omineca Express 2011-2012 $13,536 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. Revelstoke Times Review 2011-2012 $20,393 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. Salmon Arm Observer 2011-2012 $31,224 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. Summerland Review 2011-2012 $36,475 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. The Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal 2011-2012 $19,367 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. The Free Press 2011-2012 $11,994 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. The Golden Star 2011-2012 $19,458 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. The Grand Forks Gazette 2011-2012 $25,388 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. The Interior News 2011-2012 $52,044 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. The Review (Keremeos) 2011-2012 $13,059 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. The Similkameen Spotlight 2011-2012 $16,667 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. The Times (North Thompson) 2011-2012 $13,422 Williams Lake
Black Press Group Ltd. The Valley Echo 2011-2012 $23,652 Williams Lake
Canadian Association of Learned Journals Canadian Scholarly Journal Consortium 2011-2012 $55,000 Vancouver
The Vancouver Book and Magazine Fair Society Magazine Mews: The Word on the Street Festival 2011-2012 $25,000 Vancouver
Total: $3,031,383


Official Languages: Development of Official-Language Communities Program
The Development of Official-Language Communities Program aims to foster the development of Canada's minority Anglophone and Francophone communities and enable them to participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life.

Organization Project Year Funding City
La société francophone de Victoria Partage francophone en milieu majoritairement anglophone 2011-2012 $30,000 Victoria
La société francophone de Victoria Festival de la francophonie 2012 2011-2012 $40,000 Victoria
La Société radio communautaire Victoria Formation et information pour radio communautaire 2011-2012 $41,274 Victoria
Total: $111,274


Official Languages: Enhancement of Official Languages Program
The Enhancement of Official Languages Program is designed to foster among Canadians a greater understanding and appreciation of the benefits of linguistic duality.

Organization Project Year Funding City
Rowing Canada Aviron Rowing Canada Aviron Regatta Hosting Manual 2011-2012 $2,125 Victoria
Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres Institutions by Artists 2011-2012 $5,000 Vancouver
International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Globalisation of Crime - Criminal Justice Responses Conference 2011-2012 $5,000 Vancouver
British Columbia Epilepsy Society Epilepsy Ressources Translation 2011-2012 $1,415 Vancouver
Total: $13,540

Grand total: $10,599,462

*First time funding recipient under the program
**First time receiving PCH funding for the organization

 

 

For further information:

(media only), please contact:

Sébastien Gariépy
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
819-997-7788

Perry Boldt
Regional Manager
Communications
Western Region
Canadian Heritage
604-666-5739

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
819-994-9101
1-866-569-6155
media@pch.gc.ca

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)