Member of Parliament David Wilks announces funding for the Golden
District Arts Council
GOLDEN, BC, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada has provided
$20,000 in multi-year funding through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund to enable the Golden District Arts Council to present its performing
David Wilks, Member of Parliament (Kootenay-Columbia), announced this
continued support today in Golden, on behalf of Canadian Heritage and
Official Languages Minister Shelly Glover. The funding is for two
fiscal years: $10,000 in 2014-2015 and $10,000 in 2015-2016.
These events will provide residents and visitors with access to live
performances by emerging and established artists in a variety of
disciplines from British Columbia and across Canada.
Since 2004, the Golden District Arts Council has presented arts and
cultural activities under the banner Kicking Horse Culture.
The Council's mandate is to support, develop and present arts and
cultural programming, as well as arts education opportunities in the
community of Golden.
The performing arts series will be presented at the Civic Centre, which
was originally built by volunteers in 1948 and recently renovated and
restored in 2010.
"Today's announcement demonstrates our commitment to supporting arts and
culture organizations that contribute to the diverse and vibrant
cultural life in British Columbia."
—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"The Golden District Arts Council plays an important role in our
community and works tirelessly to create a thriving arts scene for all
to enjoy here in Golden and in the Columbia Valley."
—David Wilks, Member of Parliament (Kootenay-Columbia)
"We would like to thank the Government of Canada for their support on
this project. This performing arts series helps bring talented Canadian
artists to audiences in a small rural community."
—Bill Usher, Executive Director, Golden District Arts Council
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages