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Brock’s Centre for the Arts will be able to present its 2010-11 and 2011-12 Professional Entertainment Series, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.
Rick Dykstra, Member of Parliament (St. Catharines), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced funding for the University's Centre for the Arts.
The $120,000 in funding will support the 41st and 42nd editions of the Centre’s Professional Entertainment Series, which runs from September 2010 to March 2012. The series presents more than 70 music, dance, and theatre performances a year. The funding will also support the Centre's outreach activities, including master classes, school concerts, panels, workshops, lectures, and demos.
“As Brock’s role as an educator in our community continues to grow, so does its position as a source of quality arts and entertainment,” said Rick Dykstra, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines. “And I am very pleased that this funding will assist Brock to continue to enrich our community through the Centre for the Arts.”
“It's wonderful to receive this support from the Government of Canada for the work that we do in enriching arts and culture in our community,” said Debbie Slade, Director, Centre for the Arts. “This funding will go a long way in assisting the Centre to enhance the cultural wellbeing of the region by presenting a diverse range of world-class artists and community outreach initiatives.”
The Government of Canada has provided funding through the Arts Presentation Canada program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program seeks to give Canadians more access to direct experiences of the diversity and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentation of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.