Department of Canadian Heritage Invests $2.6 Million in Victoria Arts and Culture Organizations

BELFRY THEATRE'S SPARK FESTIVAL RECEIVED $100,000 | IMAGE: BELFRY THEATRE

BELFRY THEATRE'S SPARK FESTIVAL RECEIVED $100,000 | IMAGE: BELFRY THEATRE

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $2.6 million to 14 arts and culture and official-language organizations in Victoria. Dan Ruimy (MP, Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge) announced the investments on June 16 on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The funding, which totals $2,614,657, comes through the Department of Canadian Heritage and will support arts and culture and official-language initiatives across Victoria. The arts and culture programs which received funding, along with the programs and funding received, are:

 

Official-language programs which received funding include Assemblée francophone des retraité(e)s et ainé(e)s de la Colombie-Britannique ($80,000), Société francophone de Victoria ($582,000) and Société radio communautaire Victoria ($139,000).

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