ROSTHERN, SK, Feb. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Station Arts Centre Cooperative is receiving a total of $27,000 from the Government of Canada for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons of the Station Arts Concert Series and the Coffee House Series.
The Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Wanuskewin, Maurice Vellacott, made the announcement today on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.
The Station Arts Concert Series presents a variety of performances in the 160-seat theatre between the months of October and April. The only one of its kind in the Saskatchewan valley, this venue offers the audience a unique experience and the opportunity to meet the artists after the show.
The Coffee House Series takes place in the more intimate, casual setting of the café space and is designed to appeal to younger audiences. This Friday-night series provides young adults with access to quality entertainment in their community and emerging artists with the opportunity to hone their skills.
- In 2015, the Station Arts Centre will celebrate 25 years of artistic programming.
- The Station Arts Centre is located in the town's old CN Railway Depot. This building was renovated to preserve the original architecture and is one of the few examples of mansard roofing left in Saskatchewan.
- The funding announced today is provided 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.
"Our Government recognizes that the arts strengthen our communities and contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of our country. That is why we are pleased to support organizations like the Station Arts Centre Cooperative; they ensure that Canadians of all ages have access to a range of great cultural experiences in their communities."
—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"Thanks to the Station Arts Centre, residents of Rosthern and the surrounding area have the opportunity to see performances from professional artists and experience a variety of artistic genres. The Centre is a beautiful community space and a tourist attraction, and our government is proud to support it in its work."
—Maurice Vellacott, Member of Parliament (Saskatoon-Wanuskewin)
"We are so pleased to receive funding from the Government of Canada! The Station Arts Centre will be celebrating 25 years of artistic programming in 2015, and this funding goes a long way in supporting our mission of bringing world-class arts entertainment to the Saskatchewan Valley with a particular emphasis on engaging children and young adults in the arts. Thank you Canadian Heritage!"
—Nadine Ens and Nicole Thiessen, Co-Executive Directors, Station Arts Centre
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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