MONCTON, NB, Jan. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Residents and visitors in Moncton
will enjoy a wide range of artistic performances at the Capitol
Theatre, thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada. This
was announced today by Robert Goguen, Member of Parliament
(Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister
of Justice, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of
Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
Funding will support two performance seasons at the Capitol Theatre,
which will feature a mix of English and French presentations by artists
from various regions of the country and abroad. Audiences will
experience dance, comedy, theatre, and a wide variety of musical
styles. The Theatre will also offer workshops and master classes. About
6,000 people are expected to attend each season.
"Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in
cultural organizations like the Capitol Theatre," said Minister Moore.
"By supporting the Theatre's activities, our Government is delivering
on its commitment to strengthen our economy and support our arts,
culture, and heritage."
"For close to 20 years, the Capitol Theatre has been a vibrant and
dynamic cultural centre in the Moncton area," said Mr. Goguen. "It
offers a wide array of arts and cultural experiences, thanks in large
part to the dedication and hard work of its Board of Directors, staff,
"The federal government's continued support of the Capitol Theatre and
its programming is essential to our ability to provide the citizens of
southeastern New Brunswick with quality performances," said Marc
Chouinard, General Manager of the Capitol Theatre. "This government's
commitment to culture is not only important to those working in the
creative economy, but necessary to enhance the quality of life of all
Since it opened in 1993, the Capitol Theatre has hosted regular
performances presented by the Théâtre populaire d'Acadie, Symphony New
Brunswick, Francofête, and the HubCap Comedy Festival.
The Government of Canada has provided total funding of $102,000 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
For further information:
For more information (media only), please contact:
| Sébastien Gariépy |
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
| Media Relations |
(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)