BOUCTOUCHE, NB, Sept. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced an investment in the Pays de la Sagouine modernization project.
"I am proud that the Government of Canada is supporting the Pays de la Sagouine in the modernization of its facilities, so that it can continue to provide unique cultural experiences," said Mr. Goguen. "Visitors will be able to enjoy a memorable welcome by performing artists, who will be pleased to entertain them with exciting theatre."
Plans for modernizing the Pays de la Sagouine include better seating for the general public, space for storing stage equipment, and updates to technical equipment. These renovations will improve the experience of visitors to the Pays de la Sagouine and enable performers to share local heritage more effectively.
"Our Government knows that it is important, both economically and culturally, to invest in organizations such as the Pays de la Sagouine," said Minister Glover. "Thanks to this investment, the Pays de la Sagouine will continue to promote Acadian culture in the region while contributing to the local economy."
"The Pays de la Sagouine would like to thank the Government of Canada for its participation in our modernization project. This contribution will make the clients' experiences even more memorable, without altering our heritage site," said Steve Landry, Assistant General Manager of Pays de la Sagouine. "By supporting the Pays de la Sagouine in Bouctouche in this way, the Government of Canada is helping promote the artistic community in Acadia, as well as the visibility of Acadian culture."
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $66,574 in 2012-2013 through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program seeks to improve physical conditions for artistic creativity and arts presentation or exhibition. It is also designed to increase access for Canadians to performing, visual, and media arts, and to museum collections and heritage displays.
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