Posted on 03/12/2013, 10:01 am, by

Vic Toews, MP for Provencher, announced $24,000 in support for the Steinbach Arts Council under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages,

The Harper Government’s investment of $24,000 over the next two years will assist the Arts Council present their Concert Show Series which will include approximately 17 performances and artist-led workshops of literature, world and classical music, theatre and puppetry.

“Our Government is proud to invest in organizations like the Steinbach Arts Council that contribute to our collective identity and define who we are as Canadians”, said MP Toews. “Projects such as this stimulate creativity in the province and enrich our lives in many ways.”

“The Steinbach Arts Council is thrilled to receive this funding as it allows rural arts councils such as ours, to present a high standard of concert programming, and bring local and  international artists  to our home stage,” said Steinbach Arts Council Executive Director Cindi Rempel-Patrick. “It encourages us to build upon the diversity of arts disciplines, and gives opportunity for emerging artists as well. Our community benefits greatly as it enhances our quality of life through this celebration of the arts.”