NEW LISKEARD, ON, Sept. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - An investment in the Témiskaming
Francophone community will help stimulate the local economy and create
jobs. Funding for Centre culturel ARTEM (ARTÉMISKAMING) was announced
today by Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament (Nipissing-Timiskaming), on
behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and
With this funding, the organization will present the Carrefour artistes
francophones du Témiskaming, a gathering of 22 multidisciplinary
Francophone and Aboriginal artists in the spring of 2013. The gathering
will give the local artists the opportunity to present their work to
the community and put together a catalogue that will describe the
artists, their expertise, and their availability to help the
community's schools and small and medium-sized businesses.
"This year marks the start of the five-year countdown to Canada's 150th birthday in 2017," said Minister Moore. "Our Government is proud to
invest in projects that contribute to our collective identity and
define who we are as Canadians. On the road to 2017, let us continue to
celebrate all of the things that make Canada the united, prosperous,
and free country we are today."
"Ongoing support from the Government of Canada enables the Centre
culturel ARTEM to continue to support the Aboriginal and Francophone
communities in the region," said Mr. Aspin. "This contribution will
strengthen these communities' cultural identity and bring Francophones
and Francophiles together through their love of art."
"On behalf of the Centre culturel ARTEM, I would like to sincerely thank
the Government of Canada for its financial support for the project Carrefour artistes francophones du Témiskaming," said Ruth Belliveau-Blain, President of the Centre. "This grant will
help us put together an interactive catalogue that brings together
Francophone artists in the Témiskaming region."
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $5,230 through the Community Life component of the Development of Official-Language Communities Program. This program of the Department of Canadian Heritage aims to foster the
development of Canada's minority Anglophone and Francophone communities
and enable them to participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)