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Celebrating Arts, Culture and Heritage in Canada's North

Government of Canada announces support for local festivals and concert series

WHITEHORSE, YUKON -- (Marketwired) -- 09/03/14 -- Department of Canadian Heritage

Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament (Yukon), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced support for eight Yukon-based projects through the Celebrate Canada program and the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

Funding will support a range of activities including local celebrations for National Aboriginal Day, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day and Canada Day, as well as for local concert series and festivals.

Quick Facts

--  Eight organizations in Yukon received a combined total of $202,800
    through the Department of Canadian Heritage's Celebrate Canada program
    and the 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.
--  Celebrate Canada is an 11-day period from June 21 to July 1 that
    includes National Aboriginal Day on June 21, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on
    June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27, and Canada Day on
    July 1.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to contribute to the cultural life of communities throughout Yukon by investing in arts, culture, heritage, and festivals, as well as important milestones and anniversaries."

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

"Arts and culture play an important role in the economic growth and development in the North. These projects offer the opportunity to recognize and celebrate our exceptional cultural connections here in Yukon."

-Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament (Yukon)

"Whitehorse Concerts is very grateful to the Department of Canadian Heritage for the funding received through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund. Throughout our 30-year history, Whitehorse Concerts has been an integral part of the musical culture of Yukon, in presenting and educating our audiences about the magic of classical music. This support is absolutely essential to allow our organization to continue this important work."

-Steve Gedrose, Manager, Whitehorse Concerts

Associated Links

Association Franco-Yukonnaise

Jazz Yukon

Kwanlin Dun Cultural Society

Nakai Theatre Ensemble

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 254

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre

Whitehorse Concerts

Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association

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Canada Arts Presentation Fund

The 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.

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City       Organization                          Project    Funding and Year
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Whitehorse Whitehorse Concerts          Clasically Yours $22,000 (2014-2015)
                                                         $22,000 (2015-2016)
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Whitehorse Nakai Theatre Ensemble          Pivot Theatre $14,000 (2014-2015)
                                                Festival $14,000 (2015-2016)
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Whitehorse Skookum Jim Friendship   Skookum Jim Folklore  $6,500 (2014-2015)
           Centre                     Show 2015 and 2016  $6,500 (2015-2016)
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Whitehorse Jazz Yukon                   Jazz on the Wing $18,000 (2014-2015)
                                                         $18,000 (2015-2016)
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Whitehorse Yukon First Nations            Adaka Cultural
           Culture and Tourism             Festival 2014
           Association                                   $25,000 (2014-2015)
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                                                             TOTAL: $146,000
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Celebrate Canada

This program provides financial support for activities organized on specific days during the Celebrate Canada period, from June 21 to July 1. The Celebrate Canada period includes National Aboriginal Day on June 21, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27, and Canada Day on July 1.

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City       Organization                          Project    Funding and Year
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Whitehorse Kwanlin Dun Cultural      National Aboriginal $18,000 (2014-2015)
           Society                                   Day
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Whitehorse Association franco-        Celebrations de la $15,300 (2014-2015)
           yukonnaise                Saint-Jean-Baptiste
                                        et de la fete du
                                       Canada au Yukon -
                                                    2014
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Whitehorse Royal Canadian Legion    Celebrate Canada Day $23,500 (2014-2015)
           Branch 254                               2014
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                                                             TOTAL : $56,800
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Contacts:
Marisa Monnin
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
819-997-7788

Anna Gravelle
A/Regional Communications Manager
Canadian Heritage
Western Region
604-666-6504

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

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