Ontario Heritage Trust launches Heritage Week 2013 in Toronto

TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Ontario Heritage Trust hosted a special event at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre to launch the province's celebrations for Heritage Week 2013, which runs from February 18 to 24.

Focused on the this year's Heritage Week theme - Cultural expressions - the event featured a keynote address by Marshall Pynkoski, Co-Artistic Director of Opera Atelier, and a special presentation by cultural explorers Sue and Jim Waddington.

As part of Heritage Week festivities, the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will present the annual Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Awards in partnership with the Trust at Queen's Park on Friday, February 22.


"The arts are a foundation of Ontario's culture and play an important role in creating vibrant, strong communities. Ontario's visual artists draw attention for their passion and creativity, making our province a thriving centre of world-class art. I encourage all Ontarians to explore the creative culture in our province, not just during Heritage Week, but throughout the year."
Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

"Ontario artists interpret the past, present and future of our province in ways that encourage us to view our shared stories from different perspectives. From the Group of Seven and the First Nations' Woodland School art movement to contemporary visual art, the talent and creativity that Ontarians possess is extraordinary. I invite all Ontarians to become inspired during Heritage Week by exploring the exciting creative culture in their communities."
— Thomas H.B. Symons, Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Trust


  • Heritage Week is an annual event of the Ontario Heritage Trust that recognizes the important work of heritage organizations and volunteers across the province.
  • The theme Cultural expressions invites Ontarians to celebrate the connections between the arts, culture, creativity and heritage in their communities.
  • This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre; free public tours of the centre are being offered in celebration of Heritage Week.

The Trust is an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to identifying,
preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's heritage.

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Find out more about Heritage Week 2013, the planned events and activities and the 100th anniversary of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre.


SOURCE: Ontario Heritage Trust

For further information:


For more information about Heritage Week 2013, contact Jennifer Jarvis at 416-325-5032 or jennifer.jarvis@heritagetrust.on.ca.

For more information about Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre tours and the 100th anniversary, contact Ellen Flowers at 416-314-2874 or ellen.flowers@heritagetrust.on.ca.

Ontario Heritage Trust
10 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, Ontario  M5C 1J3
Telephone: 416-325-5015
Fax: 416-314-0744


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