MONCTON, NB, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Robert Goguen, Parliamentary
Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament
(Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe), today announced funding for Moncton's
Capitol Theatre. He made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable
Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
"The Capitol Theatre is one of the most important cultural venues in
Atlantic Canada," said Mr. Goguen. "By supporting it, we will be
providing Greater Moncton residents and visitors with rich cultural
experiences throughout the year."
Over its next two seasons, the Capitol Theatre will offer programming
with Bodies in Motion and What's New in New Brunswick as the respective themes. Thanks to this funding, some forty artistic
performances in music, dance, theatre and comedy will be presented,
along with a youth program. Emerging and renowned performers from here
and away will appear at the Capitol Theatre, which has been presenting
a wide array of programming for over 20 years.
"With Canada's 150th birthday celebrations coming up in 2017, our Government is proud to
invest in organizations like the Capitol Theatre, which play a crucial
role in the vitality of our communities," said Minister Glover. "They
strengthen our collective identity and help to define us as Canadians."
"The 2015-2016 Capitol's season performances will highlight emerging
artists from New Brunswick, focusing our programming efforts on
introducing soon-to-be-loved artists to the community," said Marc
Chouinard, Capitol Theatre General Manager. "The Capitol will continue,
as it has since reopening in 1993, to offer a beautiful stage,
professional technicians and facilities, marketing and promotion
services, as well as eager audiences, for these emerging artists."
The Government of Canada is providing funding of $100,000 over two years
($50,000 in 2014-2015 and $50,000 in 2015-2016) through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program 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.
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