CHARLOTTETOWN, Oct. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Premiers congratulate the Confederation Centre of the Arts on 50 years as a unique pan-Canadian institution that celebrates art and culture in Canada.
All Premiers recognize the importance that the Centre plays as a celebratory monument of the founding of Canada by honouring the Charlottetown Conference held in September 1864. The Confederation Centre provides an exceptional platform for Canadian cultural, public dialogue and world-class Canadian visual and performing arts.
"As Chair of the Council of the Federation I want to congratulate the Confederation Centre of the Arts on celebrating its 50th anniversary," said Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz. "The Confederation Centre of the Arts has provided a forum to celebrate the heritage of art and culture in Canada."
The Confederation Centre of the Arts officially opened October 6, 1964.
The Confederation Centre of the Arts is a one-of-a-kind celebratory monument to the founding of Canada. It honours the Charlottetown Conference held in September 1864 when the story of Canadian Confederation began.
The mandate of the Confederation Centre is to inspire Canadians, through heritage and the arts, to celebrate the origins and evolution of Canada.
The Council of the Federation comprises all 13 provincial and territorial Premiers. It enables Premiers to work collaboratively, form closer ties, foster constructive relationships between governments, and show leadership on important issues that matter to Canadians.
SOURCE: Council of the Federation
For further information: Guy Gallant, Office of the Premier, Prince Edward Island, (902) 368-4400, [email protected]