|By Marketwired .||
|June 9, 2014 11:00 AM EDT||
REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN -- (Marketwired) -- 06/09/14 -- Department of Canadian Heritage
The Government of Canada is providing the Regina International Open Theatre Society with funding for the 2014 Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival.
On behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser), today announced $10,100 in funding.
- Through its annual festival, the Regina International Open Theatre Society brings live independent fringe theatre to Regina and southern Saskatchewan audiences of all ages.
- The 10th Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival is taking place from July 9 to 13, 2014.
- This year's festival will feature performing artists from local, Canadian and international touring companies and include theatrical, musical and storytelling performances, as well as a Kid's Fringe.
- The Government of Canada is providing this funding through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program of the Department of Canadian 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.
"This festival is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the bold and innovative arts that strengthen our communities and make our cultural landscape so vibrant. Our Government is proud to invest in the Regina International Fringe Theatre Festival, an event that continues to entertain audiences with exciting and inventive performances."
-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"This festival features some of the most creative local, national and international artists. They push the boundaries of theatre and incite us to look at the world and ourselves from a new perspective. I am pleased to announce this funding to the Regina International Open Theatre Society today, and I encourage everyone to check out the Regina Fringe in July."
-Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser)
"The Regina Fringe Theatre Festival is delighted with the continued support of the Government of Canada. The Festival contributes positively to the cultural life and community of Regina in the summer, and the recognition of that contribution through this funding support is greatly appreciated."
-Jodi Sadowsky, Regina Fringe Theatre Festival Producer
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
Francine D. Lefebvre
Regional Manager, Communications
Prairies and Northern Region
204-983-4367 / Cell.: 204-899-8611