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Government of Canada provides financial support to the Station Arts Centre Co-operative

April 1, 2014 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Department of Canadian Heritage

Member of Parliament Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon–Wanuskewin), on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover, today announced that the Station Arts Centre Co-operative will benefit from a boost of $3,628 to its fundraising efforts through the Saskatoon Community Foundation.

The Government of Canada is providing this funding for the Saskatoon Community Foundation to manage and invest on behalf of the Station Arts Centre Co-operative through the Endowment Incentives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund, which encourages Canadians to donate to professional arts organizations.

Quick Facts

  • The Station Arts Centre Co-operative has its home in a renovated CN Railway station in Rosthern, Saskatchewan. It serves as a performing arts venue and offers outreach activities, youth programming, and summer theatre productions.
  • With this latest grant, the Station Arts Centre Co-operative will have received a total of $51,000 in grants matching $63,936 in private-sector donations to the Co-operative endowment fund.
  • Since 2006–2007, the Endowment Incentives component has provided more than $132 million to various endowment funds in Canada, while the private sector has provided $185 million, for a total of over $317 million.

Quotes

“Our culture is built on grassroots, community-based theatre organizations that provide jobs and enrich our lives. With our private-sector and philanthropic partners, we are proud to support the Station Arts Centre Co-operative”

—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

“Today’s announcement demonstrates that we are serious about supporting organizations that enrich their community culturally and economically. We are pleased to contribute to the success of Saskatchewan’s vibrant cultural scene.”

—Maurice Vellacott, Member of Parliament (Saskatoon–Wanuskewin)

“We are so pleased to receive funding from the Government of Canada! The Station Arts Centre will be celebrating 25 years of artistic programming in 2015, and this funding helps us bring world-class arts entertainment to the Saskatchewan Valley area!”

—Nadine Ens and Nicole Thiessen, Co-Executive Directors, Station Arts Centre

“We recognize the leadership of the Station Arts Centre in accessing the Canadian Heritage funding. This endowment will help to continue the local arts programing for generations to come.”

—Trevor Forrest, Executive Director, Saskatoon Community Foundation

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