KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada has provided funding through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund to the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra for the replacement and re-installation of new fire retardant draperies.
Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, today announced the funding on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.
Replacing the existing draperies will improve the safety of staff and artists, while increasing the facility's capacity to present music, theatre and dance.
- The draperies will be used in the Warnock Macmillan Theatre, which serves as the principal stage in the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts - home to the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra.
- The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund has financially contributed to 187 projects for 2011-12 and 2012-13.
"Since 1945, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra has been a cornerstone of the community, and we are pleased to provide funding to help renovate an important space for the organization."
- Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament (Kitchener Centre)
"The Government of Canada is committed to improving physical conditions for artistic creativity and innovation so that artists can continue to pursue their craft.''
- Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"The Kitchener Waterloo Symphony is very grateful for the investment that the Government of Canada has made in our infrastructure. This investment helps us continue to present ambitious and innovative concert experiences for audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds."
- Laurie Castello, Director of Operations, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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