OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Terence Young, Member of Parliament
(Oakville), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of
Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding for
the Corporation of the Town of Oakville's Big Ticket Presentation
Series at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.
"The Big Ticket Presentation Series offers high-quality performances
that enrich our community," said Mr. Young. "I am pleased that our
Government supports the Town of Oakville in providing a wide range of
cultural experiences, and I look forward to the upcoming seasons."
The funding will support the 2014 and 2015 Big Ticket Presentation
Series of live performances featuring music, theatre, dance, comedy,
circus, and children's programming. With this investment, the Town of
Oakville will also offer activities to attract youth and enhance
audience appreciation, such as workshops, master classes, and post-show
"Our Government is proud to invest in organizations that give Canadians
access to live professional artistic experiences," said Minister
Glover. "We recognize that arts and culture are important generators of
economic growth, jobs, and wealth in our communities."
"The Government's Canada Arts Presentation Fund has awarded us the
ability to bring diverse artists to our theatre and further enhance the
creativity and expression of performing arts in our community. We are
honoured to be part of this extraordinary program," said Ronnie Brown,
Coordinator of Marketing and Development, Oakville Centre for the
Performing Arts, Recreation and Culture. "There is no greater
satisfaction than the gratitude of our audience and the appreciation of
the artists as they come together."
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $130,000 ($65,000 in
2014-2015 and $65,000 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.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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