Federal funding is confirmed for next two years
MCCREARY, MB, March 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is
providing a total of $9,700 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund
to the Burrows Trail Arts Council for the next two years of its
Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament (Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette), made
the announcement today on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and
Official Languages Shelly Glover.
The Burrows Trail Arts Council offers professional performing arts
series from October to April. Each season presents an average of eight
shows in surrounding rural communities in a variety of genres including
folk, popular and world music, theatre, and interdisciplinary acts. In
addition, the Council offers outreach and audience development
activities including post-show meet and greets and question and answer
The Burrows Trail Arts Council is located in McCreary, Manitoba, on the
east side of scenic Riding Mountain National Park. It serves the
communities of McCreary, Glenella, Alonsa, and Laurier.
The Council got its name as the result of a contest. The name originates
from a trail developed by the Dominion Government to facilitate the
settlement of the Dauphin region during the 1890s.
"Our Government recognizes that the arts strengthen our communities and
contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of our country. We are
pleased to support the Burrows Trail Arts Council because it ensures
that people living in and around McCreary have access to great cultural
experiences in their communities."
—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"The Burrows Trail Arts Council provides residents of McCreary,
Glenella, Alonsa, and Laurier with the opportunity to see performances
from professional artists and experience a variety of artistic genres.
Thanks to the work of this organization, hundreds of residents in these
rural communities will attend top-notch performances over the next few
years, and our Government is proud to support it in its work."
—Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament (Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette)
"We are very grateful for the continued financial support from Canadian
Heritage. This funding is crucial to our ongoing performance plans."
—Ann Dulle, Treasurer, Burrows Trail Arts Council
Burrows Trail Arts Council
Canada Arts Presentation Fund
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For further information:
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Prairies and Northern Region