OTTAWA, March 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Theatre has been bringing people together
for thousands of years. Today, this ancient art form is celebrated
around the world. Since 1962, World Theatre Day has been marked with a
variety of activities and festivities in around 100 countries.
Theatre inspires and entertains us, encourages reflection and
discussion, and contributes to the quality of life and economic
vitality of our communities. That is why our Government is proud to
invest in cultural infrastructure and programs that promote exchanges
between lovers of theatre and the artists and artisans who devote
themselves to this art.
On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada,
I encourage Canadians of all ages to take part in the events and
celebrations taking place in their communities to mark World Theatre
Day. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank and
congratulate everyone involved in the success of Canadian theatre both
at home and abroad.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
(media only), please contact:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages