|By Marketwired .||
|April 15, 2014 06:01 PM EDT||
CHILLIWACK, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/14 -- Department of Canadian Heritage
Multi-year funding of $20,000 will support the Chilliwack Cultural Centre's 2014 and 2015 performing arts series. The Centre will receive $10,000 in 2014-2015 and $10,000 in 2015-2016 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.
This funding was announced today by Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament (Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon), on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.
Support will enable the Centre-the primary arts presenter in Chilliwack-to present a range of disciplines including theatre, dance, music, and comedy.
-- From September 2014 to April 2015, the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre will present 30 diverse performances. -- The Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society manages the Centre on behalf of the City of Chilliwack. -- The facility, which officially opened to the public in September 2010, features an art gallery, a main theatre, a 150-seat black box studio theatre, music instruction rooms, arts and crafts studios, meeting rooms, and other amenities to serve the local community.
"Our Government is pleased to partner with the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, located in the heart of British Columbia's Fraser Valley. Support for the performing arts is essential for the professional growth and development of our Canadian artists."
-Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"Now entering its fourth year of programming, the Chilliwack Cultural Centre has proven to be a go-to arts hub for residents in the Fraser Valley. I am looking forward to seeing what's in store for the upcoming presentation series."
-Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament (Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon)
"The Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society is thrilled to receive this clear show of support for the work we are doing in audience development. The funding through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund helps us provide access to the best available professional performing arts experiences for our community."
-Michael Cade, Artistic and Managing Director, Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society
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