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 performance series.
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 sessions.
- 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
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
For further information:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
A/Regional Communications Manager
Prairies and Northern Region