Funding Announced For Okanagan Arts and Culture Groups

Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament (Delta–Richmond East) was in Kelowna last week, on behalf of Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, to announce support for seven arts and culture projects in the Okanagan region.

The one-time investment of $274,980 will enable six organizations to deliver programming, organize festivals, strengthen francophone communities and support local publications. 

“Each and every one of these organizations being supported today plays an important role in uniting our country and creating a thriving arts scene here in the Okanagan Valley for all to enjoy,” said Minister Findlay. 

The announcement includes the following projects: 

  • Centre culturel francophone de l'Okanagan for the Festival de l'erable ($14,900);
  • Centre culturel francophone de l'Okanagan for 2013-2015 programming ($130,000);
  • Intercultural Society of the Central Okanagan's Global Citizen Kelowna ($20,300);
  • Community Foundation of the South Okanagan for the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra ($22,000);
  • Central Okanagan Foundation for the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra ($6,000);
  • Dream Wave Publishing for Zamoof! Magazine ($47,650);
  • SunCruiser Publishing for 4WD magazine ($34,130).

The funding is being provided under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, the Endowment Incentives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund, the Community Life component of the Development of Official-Language Communities Program, and the Aid to Publishers component of the Canada Periodical Fund. 

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