TUSKET, NS, Sept. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - A new investment from the Government
of Canada will help stimulate the economy of the Argyle region through
two projects of the Conseil acadien de Par-en-Bas (CAPEB). This was
announced today by Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament (West Nova), on
behalf of the Honourable James Moore Minister of Canadian Heritage and
Funding will enable CAPEB to organize a major cultural event in March
2013 as part of a project called Les arts en vedette. The event will include various workshops, as well as the production of
a play, a music and dance show, and a visual arts exhibition. The
objective of the project is to develop and showcase the artistic
talents of people of all ages in the region, while fostering the
public's appreciation of the arts. The objective of the second project
is to raise the awareness among private-sector businesses in Yarmouth
County of the importance of providing French services to the local
population. This project also aims to encourage Francophones in the
area to take advantage of these services.
"This year marks the start of 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."
"We are proud to invest in the projects of organizations like CAPEB,"
said Mr. Kerr. "These projects will contribute to the cultural vitality
of the Acadian community and play a key role in boosting the region's
economy and tourism industry."
"The Conseil acadien de Par-en-Bas is pleased with this vote of
confidence and financial support from the Government of Canada," said
Norbert LeBlanc, President of CAPEB. "This funding, which is very
significant for our community, will enable us to pursue our mission and
to continue our important work to increase the role of Acadian youth
and artists in the community's development."
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $45,000 for these two
projects through the Community Life component of the Development of Official-Language Communities Program. This program of the Department of Canadian Heritage 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.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
(media only), please contact:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
Director, Regional Communications
(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)