OTTAWA, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public
Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women,
attended the World Première of Ghosts of Violence, presented by the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada at the National Arts Centre.
"This Atlantic Ballet performance is truly unique and groundbreaking, as
it explores the important issue of violence against women," said
Minister Ambrose. "I am proud that our government is supporting such a
creative project that is helping to raise awareness about violence
against women in Canada."
A unique pan-Canadian partnership involving the Atlantic Ballet Theatre
of Canada, the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation, the Government of
New Brunswick and the Government of Canada provided support to the
Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada to develop, produce and present Ghosts of Violence. The ballet presentation is part of the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of
Canada's 30-month project called Reducing Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence through Art, Innovation
and Community Collaboration, which will work with young people across Canada to develop strategies
toward eliminating violence against women.
"Ghosts of Violence is an innovative collaboration of art and community - a project that
seeks to play a role in ending violence against women," said Ms. Susan
Chalmers-Gauvin, Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of
Canada. "We are delighted to present this inaugural performance at the
National Arts Centre. Through its powerful and passionate exploration
of domestic abuse, Ghosts of Violence will increase awareness about the critical issue of domestic and
intimate partner violence against women, here and in communities across
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under the Women's Program, please visit www.swc-cfc.gc.ca.
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SOURCE Status of Women Canada
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|Rebecca Thompson |
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Public Works and
Government Services and
Minister for Status of Women
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Director General, Communications and
Status of Women Canada