Harper Government Invests in Saskatchewan's Economy

REGINA, SK, July 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Investments in the arts, culture, youth and official-language sectors are helping boost the economy and create jobs and growth in Saskatchewan. Support for 75 projects was announced today by Tom Lukiwski, Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Member of Parliament (Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The funding supports a range of organizations, projects and festivals across the province, that share the common goal of providing visitors and residents of Saskatchewan with rich cultural experiences. Groups and initiatives receiving support include the All Folk'd Up In Montmartre Folk Festival, the Stenen 100th Anniversary Homecoming, New Dance Horizons, the Mackenzie Art Gallery, and le Conseil de la Coopération de la Saskatchewan Ltée.

"This year marks the five-year countdown to Canada's 150th birthday in 2017," said Minister Moore.  "Our Government is proud to invest in projects that contribute to our collective identity and define who we are as Canadians. On the road to 2017, let us continue to celebrate all of the things that make Canada the united, prosperous and free country we are today."

"I'm proud our Government is investing in such important projects initiated by so many Saskatchewan organizations," said Mr. Lukiwski. "We know that by investing in arts, culture, youth and Francophone community organizations, we are not only contributing to the cultural vitality of our communities but also enriching the quality of life of all Canadians."

"The wide range of great projects supported by the Government of Canada illustrates the vibrancy of our culture and affirms how essential public investment is to the sector," said Jeremy Morgan, Interim Executive Director of the Mackenzie Art Gallery. "This substantial support is crucial to public access and community well-being, and is very much appreciated."

The Government of Canada has provided total funding of $4,573,132 under five programs of the Department of Canadian Heritage: the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program, the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, the Museums Assistance Program, the Official Languages Support Programs, and the Exchanges Canada Program - Youth Forums Canada program. For more information about the projects, see the attached backgrounder.

BACKGROUNDER

Building Communities through Arts and Heritage
The program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.
Assiniboia 2012 Centennial Steering Committee Assiniboia Centennial $23,400
(2012-2013)
Bengough Bengough Municipal Arts Council Inc. The Gateway Festival $18,900
(2012-2013)
Cabri Cabri 100th Anniversary Committee Cabri 100th Anniversary $8,900
(2012-2013)
Regina École Connaught Centennial Committee, Inc. École Connaught Centennial Celebration $17,100
(2012-2013)
Hafford Krivoshein Oscar Lake Heritage Celebrating 100 Years Krivoshein Oscar Lake School 1912-2012 $2,300
(2012-2013)
La Loche La Loche Friendship Centre Corporation Yanessa Days - Empowering Our Dene Self As Metis And First Nation $10,300
(2012-2013)
Lestock Lestock Centennial Committee Lestock 100th Birthday  - Remembering Our Roots $6,800
(2012-2013)
Montmartre Montmartre Beautification, Environment & Tourism Inc. * All Folk'd Up In Montmartre
Folk Festival
$5,900
(2012-2013)
Regina Regina International Open Theatre Society Inc. Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival $9,900
(2012-2013)
Swift Current Southwest Cultural Development Group Inc. Summer Chautauqua Theatre Festival $3,100
(2012-2013)
Stenen Stenen 100th Anniversary Stenen 100th Anniversary Homecoming $13,700
(2012-2013)
Dilke The Dilke Community Memorial Hall Co-Operative Association Limited Dilke Centennial $3,200
(2012-2013)
Ogema Town Of Ogema Anniversary Committee Town Of Ogema 100th Anniversary $9,200
(2012-2013)
Vanguard Vanguard And District Recreation Board
Committee
Vanguard 100th Anniversary $5,300
(2012-2013)
Viceroy Viceroy Centennial Viceroy Centennial 2012 $4,500
(2012-2013)
Wadena Wadena Centennial Celebrations Committee Wadena Cheers For 100 Years $17,900
(2012-2013)
Waldheim Waldheim 2012 Centennial Committee "Celebrating 100 Years In The Forest" 2012 Waldheim Centennial $6,000
(2012-2013)
Pennant Pennant Centennial 2012 Committee Pennant Centennial 2012 Committee $4,300
(2011-2013)
Blaine Lake Blaine Lake Community Association Incorporated 2012 Centennial Celebration $30,520
(2011-2013)
Cut Knife Cut Knife Centennial Committee Centennial Celebration for the Town of Cut Knife $4,400
(2011-2013)
Regina New Dance Horizons Inc. Tornado Project - The Spiraling Forces $7,000
(2012-2013)
Regina Regina Jazz Society Corp. JazzFest Regina 2012 $5,900
(2012-2013)
Willow Bunch RM Of Willow Bunch Centennial Committee RM of Willow Bunch  No.42 Centennial Celebration $3,200
(2012-2013)
Gravelbourg Southern Saskatchewan Summer Solstice Festival Inc. Summer Solstice Festival d'été $7,100
(2012-2013)
Swift Current Windscape Kite Club Inc. Windscape Kite Festival $8,600
(2012-2013)
Prince Albert Prince Albert Tourism And Marketing Bureau Inc. Prince Albert 1912 and Prince Albert Centennial of Flight Airshow $14,900
(2012-2013)
  TOTAL: $252,320
 
Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage - Legacy Fund
The program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage. The Legacy Fund component provides funding for community capital projects.
Herbert Herbert Heritage Society Herbert Park Restoration $9,500
(2012-2013)
Regina Regina Tornado Legacy Group Regina Tornado Art and Heritage Legacy Project $100,000
(2012-2013)
  TOTAL: $109,500
 
Canada Arts Presentation Fund
The 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.
Regina JM Curtain Razors The Moveable Feast $10,000
(2012-2013)
Regina New Dance Horizons Inc. 2012-13 Season $87,000
(2012-2013)
Saskatoon Persephone Theatre ISC Youth Series presented by Persephone Theatre $23,000
(2012-2013)
Watrous Watrous and Area Arts Council Watrous and Area Performing Arts $6,000
(2012-2013)
Rosthern Station Arts Centre Cooperative Station Arts Concert Series $10,500
(2012-2013)
Saskatoon Troupe du Jour inc. Saison de spectacles théâtreaux 2012-2013 $30,000
(2012-2013)
  TOTAL: $166,500
 
Museums Assistance Program
This program provides funding to Canadian museums and related institutions for projects that foster excellence in museum activities and facilitate access to the treasures of our collective heritage.
Regina Mackenzie Art Gallery Inc. Group Of Seven: Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated $256,300
(2012-2015)
Regina Museums Association Of Saskatchewan Inc. Collections Management Project $65,000
(2012-2014)
Moose Jaw Moose Jaw Art Museum Incorporated Data Collection Advancement and Innovation Project $48,500
(2012-2014)
  TOTAL: $369,800
 
Official Languages: Development of Official-Language Communities Program
The 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.
Regina Association canadienne française de Regina inc. Programming $105,000
(2012-2013)
Gravelbourg Association communautaire fransaskoise de Gravelbourg Inc. Programming $80,000
(2012-2013)
Regina Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise inc. Programming $506,300
(2012-2013)
Bellegarde Association communautaire francophone de Bellegarde inc. Programming $67,600
(2012-2013)
St-Denis Association communautaire fransaskoise de la Trinité inc. Programming $62,000
(2012-2013)
Saskatoon Association des parents fransaskois inc. Programming $128,000
(2012-2013)
Saskatoon Association jeunesse fransaskoise inc. Programming $100,000
(2012-2013)
Ponteix Auvergnois de Ponteix inc. Programming $64,500 
(2012-2013)
Moose Jaw Association communautaire fransaskoise de Moose Jaw inc. Programming $68,000 
(2012-2013)
Debden Comité culturel fransaskois de Debden inc. Programming $50,000 
(2012-2013)
Regina Conseil culturel fransaskois inc. Programming $105,000
(2012-2013)
Regina Coopérative des publications fransaskoises ltée. Programming $58,000 
(2012-2013)
St-Isidore-de-Bellevue Centre francophone BDS inc. Programming $96,000 
(2012-2013)
North Battleford Centre francophone des Battleford inc. Programming $55,000 
(2012-2013)
Regina Éditions de la nouvelle plume Ltée. Programming $38,000 
(2012-2013)
Saskatoon Fédération provinciale des fransaskoises inc. Programming $40,000 
(2012-2013)
Saskatoon Fédération des aînés fransaskois inc. Programming $40,000 
(2012-2013)
Saskatoon Fédération des francophones de Saskatoon inc. Programming $117,000
(2012-2013)
Prince Albert Société canadienne-française de Prince-Albert inc. Programming $101,000
(2012-2013)
Regina Société historique de la Saskatchewan inc. Programming $40,000 
(2012-2013)
Zenon Park Association fransaskoise de Zenon Park inc. Programming $59,500 
(2012-2013)
Saskatoon La Troupe du Jour inc. Programming $55,000 
(2012-2013)
Saskatoon Association jeunesse fransaskoise inc. Fête fransaskoise 2012 $80,000 
(2012-2013)
Saskatoon Communauté des Africains francophones de la Saskatchewan inc. Immersion Fransaskoise $22,880 
(2012-2013)
Saskatoon Fédération des aînés fransaskois inc. Centre d'accueil et de soutien aux aînés et aidants (CASA) $30,000 
(2012-2013)
Regina Société historique de la Saskatchewan inc. Théâtre historique $55,000 
(2012-2013)
Regina Association canadienne-française de Regina inc Festival Mosaïc 2012 $20,000
(2012-2013)
Saskatoon Association jeunesse fransaskoise inc Implique-toi $18,500
(2012-2013)
Regina Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise inc. Francofièvre $40,000
(2012-2013)
Saskatoon Association des parents fransaskois inc. Camps préscolaires  2012 $7,500
(2012-2013)
St-Osidore-De-Bellevue Centre francophone BDS inc. 100 ans d'accomplissements $18,000
(2012-2013)
Saskatoon Fédération provinciale des fransaskoises «Célébrons l'apport des femmes lors de la Fête Fransaskoise» $7,410
(2012-2013)
Saskatoon La Troupe du Jour inc. Chemin faisant $22,000
(2012-2013)
  TOTAL: $2,357,190
 
Official Languages: Enhancement of Official Languages Program
The program is designed to foster among Canadians a greater understanding and appreciation of the benefits of linguistic duality.
Regina Conseil de la Coopération de la Saskatchewan Ltée Programming $777,162
(2012-2014)
Saskatoon Canadian Parents for French - Saskatchewan Inc. Programming $149,330
(2012-2013)
  TOTAL: $926,492
 
Official Languages: Cultural Development Fund
The objectives of the Cultural Development Fund include supporting and strengthening the cultural and artistic activities of official-language minority communities to enhance their vitality, and giving Canadians access to the richness of the culture, arts, and heritage of these communities.
Regina Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise inc. Site web interactif « Fransaskois » $221,330
(2012-2013)
  TOTAL: $221,330
 
Official Languages: Strategic Fund
The objective of the Strategic Fund is to encourage official language communities to participate in community life in their own language, to develop the vitality of their culture and to integrate into their community through involvement in large-scale projects.
Regina Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise inc. Année des Fransaskois $60,000
(2012-2013)
  TOTAL: $60,000
 
Exchanges Canada Program: Youth Forums Canada Through conferences or workshops, youth forums bring together young Canadians from across the country to learn about our parliamentary system, public policy development and the issues we currently face as a nation. Participants discuss ideas, form friendships and get a taste of life in another part of Canada.
Weyburn Canadian Association of Student Activity Advisors The Canadian Student Leadership Conference September 25-29, 2012 $110,000
(2011-2012)
  TOTAL: $110,000
 
GRAND TOTAL ALL PROGRAMS: $4,573,132

*First time receiving PCH funding for the organization

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

For further information:

(media only), please contact:

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

Francine D. Lefebvre
Director
Regional Communications
Prairies and Northern Region
Canadian Heritage
Tel.: 204-983-4367
Cell: 204-899-8611
francine.lefebvre@pch.gc.ca

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.)


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