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Government of Canada provides funding  for the Symphony New Brunswick Foundation

April 23, 2014 – Saint John, New Brunswick – Department of Canadian Heritage

Member of Parliament (Saint John) Rodney Weston, on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover, today announced that Symphony New Brunswick will benefit from a boost of $219,940 to its fundraising efforts through the Symphony New Brunswick Foundation.

The Government of Canada is providing this funding for the Symphony New Brunswick Foundation to manage and invest on behalf of Symphony New Brunswick through the Endowment Incentives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund, which encourages Canadians to donate to professional arts organizations.

Quick Facts

  • Symphony New Brunswick is the largest classical music orchestra in New Brunswick.
  • Symphony New Brunswick presents concerts at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton, and at several venues in Fredericton, including the Fredericton Playhouse.
  • With this latest grant, the New Brunswick Foundation will have received a total of $669,365 in grants, matching $816,504 in private-sector donations to the Symphony’s endowment fund.
  • In the last seven years (from 2006–07 up to and including 2013–14), 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.


“In addition to being a hallmark of any great society, an orchestra is also an economic driver in our communities. With our private-sector and philanthropic partners, we are proud to support Symphony New Brunswick.”

—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 New Brunswick’s vibrant music scene.”

—Rodney Weston, Member of Parliament (Saint John)

"I want to congratulate the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Government of Canada on maintaining and actually expanding this very vital and productive incentives-based program. This is a sparkling example of how government and the arts can work together to create a better Canada."

—Reid Parker, President of the Symphony New Brunswick Foundation

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