RICHMOND HILL, ON, June 25, 2012 /CNW/ - A new investment from the
Government of Canada in arts and culture in York Region will stimulate
the economy and create jobs by bringing professional entertainment to
the area. Funding for the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
was announced today by Costas Menegakis, Member of Parliament (Richmond
Hill), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian
Heritage and Official Languages.
The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts - operated by the
Corporation of the Town of Richmond Hill and located in the heart of
the historic downtown - will celebrate the many cultures of York Region
from April 1, 2012, to March 31, 2014. Funding will support the
Centre's annual series of performances in various musical genres,
including classical, jazz, and pop, as well as theatre, dance, comedy,
and film. A number of presentations are aimed at youth.
"Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in
organizations that celebrate our culture, like the Richmond Hill Centre
for the Performing Arts," said Minister Moore. "By supporting this
organization, our Government is delivering on its commitment to
stimulate the economy and support our arts, culture, and heritage."
"Thanks to this investment, the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing
Arts will continue to provide residents and visitors with high-quality
professional performing arts in various genres," said Mr. Menegakis.
"These series will celebrate the diverse cultures of our community and
will have a positive social and economic impact on our region."
"The support received from the Government of Canada is invaluable to the
programming at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts," said
Michael Grit, Theatre Manager, Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing
Arts. "It provides us with the opportunity to invite artists from
around the world to our stage and to our community. The funding
received literally brings the world to Richmond Hill."
The Government of Canada has provided total funding of $70,000 ($35,000
each year for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014) through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program gives Canadians
increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture
through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional
performances, and other artistic experiences.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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