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June 20, 2014 – Kitchener, Ontario – Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing the Centre in The Square performing-arts centre in Kitchener with $60,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund to support its annual presentation series. The Centre’s programming features contemporary performing arts and work for young audiences and showcases both established and emerging artists from Canada and abroad.

The announcement was made today by Member of Parliament Stephen Woodworth (Kitchener Centre) on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Centre in The Square is the region’s largest and busiest performing arts centre.
  • The Centre’s programming reaches across a variety of artistic disciplines to include music of all genres, dance and comedy performances.

Quotes

“This region has an incredibly strong and active cultural community— one that all Canadians can be very proud of. Our Government is pleased to partner with organizations that work so hard to ensure that the arts, culture and heritage continue to flourish and make this country a wonderful place to live.”
- The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

“Thanks to this support, residents and visitors of the Waterloo Region will continue to have access to professional arts and culture activities. Arts and cultural organizations like the Centre strengthen our communities and enrich the quality of life of Canadians.”
- Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament (Kitchener Centre)

"We are very appreciative of the increased funding for our programming activities from the Department of Canadian Heritage. This increase enables the Centre In The Square to grow and broaden access for the Kitchener–Waterloo community to Canadian contemporary performing arts and recognizes our efforts towards becoming one of Canada’s great performing­-arts centres."
-Sandra Bender, Chief Operating Officer, Centre in The Square

Associated Links

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

Centre in The Square

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