Government of Canada announces funding for the construction of the Lake of the Woods Art Centre
KENORA, ON, Sept. 21, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora), today announced $1 million in funding for the construction of the Lake of the Woods Art Centre. Mr. Nault made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.
The investment is being made through the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. The new Lake of the Woods Art Centre will include a public art gallery, which will be the first of its kind in Kenora and one of only two between Sault Ste. Marie and Winnipeg.
"Cultural spaces are ideal gathering places that help forge strong bonds in communities and allow people of all backgrounds to come together. Our government is proud to support the construction of the Lake of the Woods Art Centre, which will strengthen the arts scene in Kenora and make arts and culture more accessible for all area residents."
— The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
"I am proud that our government is supporting the Lake of the Woods Art Centre, which will showcase a collection of works from local artists and help bolster the efforts of a vibrant arts and culture community here in Kenora."
— The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora)
"The Lake of the Woods Museum is grateful for the Government of Canada's substantial investment in creating a new art centre in Kenora. With this funding, we're able to build a designated space that inspires and supports artists, encourages creativity, provides arts education opportunities, strengthens community bonds, and builds identity."
— Lori Nelson, Director, Lake of the Woods Museum
The Lake of the Woods Art Centre will be located adjacent to the award-winning Lake of the Woods Museum. The Centre will include space for artistic creation and programming as well as a public gallery that will showcase a collection of artworks by Walter J. Phillips featuring scenes of Lake of the Woods.
The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund supports the improvement of physical conditions for artistic creativity and innovation. The fund supports the improvement, renovation and construction of arts and heritage facilities, as well as the acquisition of specialized equipment.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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