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Substantial Support for Arts, Culture, Heritage and Official Languages in Prince Edward Island

Government of Canada provides financial support to the Acadian and Francophone community

SUMMERSIDE, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 08/20/14 -- Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced funding of $866,457 for 27 projects by organizations in Prince Edward Island's Acadian and Francophone community. He made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The funding will make possible projects in the fields of arts, culture, heritage and official languages. Details on recipient organizations and project funding are provided in the attached backgrounder.

Quick Facts

--  Eighteen organizations will receive funding totalling $790,081 from the
    Official Languages Support Programs, which promote French and English in
    Canadian society and foster the development of Canada's minority
    Anglophone and Francophone communities.
--  Seven organizations will receive support totalling $51,300 from the
    Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program. This program
    provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities
    that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and
    heritage.
--  Two organizations will receive $25,076 from the Canada Arts Presentation
    Fund, which 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.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support these projects dealing with arts, culture, heritage and official languages. In addition to contributing to the local economy and community development, this investment will allow residents and visitors to Prince Edward Island to enjoy enriching cultural experiences."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"These projects reflect Islanders' joie de vivre and highlight their culture and heritage. Prince Edward Island communities illustrate well the extent to which our two languages are assets for the country and an integral part of Canadian identity."

-The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

"Thanks to the financial support from Canadian Heritage, La Belle Alliance will be able to continue offering cultural activities in French for the Acadian, Francophone and Francophile community in our region. We thank you for supporting the projects of La Belle Alliance, allowing us to celebrate our culture with our Festival de la citrouille, to highlight our language through the project Le francais, une valeur ajoutee, and to give our artists the opportunity to make exchanges and share the stage with guest performers."

-Giselle Babineau-Jordan, President, La Belle-Alliance ltee de Summerside

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Official Languages Support Programs

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Backgrounder

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Official Languages Support Programs
The Official Languages Support Programs promote French and English in
 Canadian society and foster the development of Canada's minority Anglophone
 and Francophone communities.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
City          Organization        Project             Fiscal Year   Amount
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Summerside    Actions Femmes I.-  FACC - En vedette   2014-2015     $25,000
              P.-E. inc.          (Les Acadiennes de
                                  l'Ile-du-Prince-
                                  Edouard)
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Summerside    Actions Femmes I.-  2014-2015           2014-2015     $37,000
              P.-E. inc.          programming
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Summerside    Association des     Une pleine journee  2014-2015     $6,730
              Francophones de     pour les aines
              l'age d'or de       francophones!
              l'Ile-du-Prince-
              Edouard Inc. (L')
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Summerside    Association des     2014-2015           2014-2015     $12,000
              Francophones de     programming
              l'age d'or de
              l'Ile-du-Prince-
              Edouard Inc. (L')
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Miscouche     Association du      Le patrimoine au    2014-2015     $15,000
              Musee acadien de    service du
              l'Ile-du-Prince-    developpement de la
              Edouard inc. (L')   communaute
                                  acadienne de l'Ile-
                                  du-Prince-Edouard
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Summerside    Belle-Alliance Ltee Le francais, une    2014-2015     $10,950
              (La)                valeur ajoutee!     ($6,250)
                                                      2015-2016
                                                      ($4,700)
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Charlottetown Canadian Parents    2014-2017           2014-2015     $336,600
              For French PEI      programming         ($112,200)
                                                      2015-2016
                                                      ($112,200)
                                                      2016-2017
                                                      ($112,200)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wellington    Coalition actions   Biblio franco-      2014-2015     $7,185
              pour enfants ltee.  mobile des tout-
              (La)                petits
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wellington    Comite regional des Support for the     2014-2015     $32,000
              Jeux de l'Acadie de Jeux de l'Acadie in ($20,000)
              l'Ile-du-Prince-    PEI                 2015-2016
              Edouard Ltee                            ($12,000)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Evangeline    Conseil scolaire-   Creation d'une      2014-2015     $11,880
              communautaire       troupe d'art
              Evangeline          dramatique
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Charlottetown Federation          PEI in French at    2014-2015     $10,000
              culturelle de       the East Coast
              l'Ile-du-Prince-    Music Awards (ECMA)
              Edouard Inc. (La)   - French Toast and
                                  Jam
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Charlottetown Federation          2014-2015           2014-2015     $33,750
              culturelle de       programming
              l'Ile-du-Prince-
              Edouard Inc. (La)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Charlottetown Federation          Residences          2014-2015     $70,000
              culturelle de       artistiques en
              l'Ile-du-Prince-    communaute -
              Edouard Inc. (La)   Insul'ART
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Summerside    Federation des      2014-2015           2014-2015     $90,000
              parents de l'Ile-   programming
              du-Prince-Edouard
              Inc. (La)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Summerside    Jeunesse Acadienne  2014-2015           2014-2015     $55,000
              Ltee                programming
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Summerside    Jeunesse Acadienne  L'engagement        2014-2015     $20,486
              Ltee                jeunesse            ($17,000)
                                                      2015-2016
                                                      ($3,486)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Charlottetown Salon du livre de   Salon du livre de   2014-2015     $12,000
              L'Ile-du-Prince-    l'Ile-du-Prince-    ($6,500)
              Edouard inc.        Edouard - Edition   2015-16
                                  2015                ($5,500)
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Charlottetown Societe Saint-      Le developpement    2014-2015     $4,500
              Thomas-d'Aquin      communautaire - le
                                  grand portrait!
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              Total:$790,081
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Building Communities through Arts and Heritage
This program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in
 activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history
 and heritage.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
City           Organization       Project             Fiscal Year   Amount
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Summerside     Belle-Alliance     Festival de la      2014-2015     $22,600
               Ltee (La)          citrouille - Les
                                  couleurs de
                                  l'automne
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Abrams Village Centre Expo-       Evangeline Country  2014-2015     $2,000
               Festival Centre    Music Festival
               Ltd.
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Tignish        Conseil Rev S-E    Festival Hivernal   2014-2015     $2,000
               Perrey Inc.        2014
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wellington     Cooperative de     Festival de la      2014-2015     $12,200
               developpement      chanson du Grand
               culturel et        Ruisseau
               patrimonial de
               Mont-Carmel Ltee
               (La)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Souris         Le Comite acadien  2014 Acadian        2014-2015     $2,000
               et francophone de  Festival
               l'Est Ltee
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wellington     Le Comite          Atlantic Fiddlers'  2014-2015     $2,000
               organisateur du    Jamboree Atlantique
               Jamboree           des violoneux
               atlantique des
               violoneux
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Abrams Village L'Exposition       Agricultural        2014-2015     $8,500
               agricole et le     Exhibition and
               Festival acadien   Acadian Festival,
               de la region       August 28 to 31,
               Evangeline Inc.    2014
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                                                              Total:$51,300
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Canada Arts Presentation Fund
The Canada Arts Presentation Fund 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.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
City                 Organization             Project    Fiscal Year  Amount
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Charlottetown        Carrefour de  2014-2015 Cultural
                l'Isle-Saint-Jean         programming      2014-2015 $12,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Summerside                                Du passe au
              Belle-Alliance Ltee        present...en
                             (La)            musique!      2014-2015 $13,076
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                                                              Total: $25,076
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                                          Grand total, all programs:$866,457
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Contacts:
Marisa Monnin
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
819-997-7788

Gilles Theriault
Manager, Communications
Atlantic Region
Canadian Heritage
506-851-3980

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
819-994-9101
1-866-569-6155
[email protected]

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