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Mauro Centre Storytelling Festival “On The Path To Peace”

The 4th Annual Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival will spin some good yarns from Wednesday, May 6 to Saturday, May 9, 2009.

The goal of the Festival is to promote the use of storytelling for peacebuilding and community-building, to promote student voice as a critical skill for global citizenship and for protecting human rights, and to nurture the art of storytelling in Winnipeg.

by NationTalk on May 7, 2009827 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports the Hillside Community Festival of Guelph

Guelph, Ontario –(May 6, 2009) – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Michael Chong, Member of Parliament (Wellington-Halton Hills), today announced funding for the Hillside Community Festival of Guelph.

by NationTalk on May 6, 2009674 Views

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Nomination Deadline for FSIN Circle of Honour Awards

The 11th Annual Saskatchewan First Nations Circle of Honour Awards is put on by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, and will be held at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Wednesday, June 3, 2009. The deadline for the nominations of the awards is on May 15.

by NationTalk on May 6, 2009683 Views

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We are looking for workshop presenters at the First Nations Languages Conference

Posted: May 5, 2009

Teachers, Elders, academics, linguists and students will gather at the First Nations Languages Conference – Bringing Language to Life in Vancouver on July 5 and 6 to learn from one another about promising practices in language education and revitalization.

by NationTalk on May 5, 2009534 Views

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Pow-Wow celebrates Aboriginal graduates

Posted Monday, May 4, 2009

The 20th Annual Traditional Graduation Pow-Wow for Aboriginal students was held on May 2, 2009 at the University of Manitoba.

by NationTalk on May 5, 2009655 Views

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Canada Council for the Arts to hold its first Alberta Outreach Forum for Culturally Diverse and Aboriginal Artists and Arts Professional

News Releases – 2009

This week, the Canada Council for the Arts will hold its first-ever Alberta Outreach Forum in Calgary and Edmonton. The Forum will engage artists and arts professionals from Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities, in order for the funders to learn about the artists’ realities in creating and producing art and informing them about funding programs and Council services.

by NationTalk on May 5, 2009587 Views

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2009 Banff Summer Arts Festival showcases new creative work in opera, music, dance

Summer at The Banff Centre features more than 150 performances and exhibitions

Called “one of the most original musical thinkers of the new century” by Alex Ross of The New Yorker, Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams creates multi-layered, atmospheric new music – he’s particularly adept at building symphonic work that mimics sounds from the natural world. On June 21, on the evening of the summer solstice, Adams will premiere a new work, Inuksuit, written for The Banff Centre specifically for performance in the Canadian Rockies. Percussionists, in Banff from all over the world, will play the piece in the Centre’s outdoor amphitheatre, with the Bourgeau mountain range as backdrop. It’s one of more than 150 events that will be presented in Banff as part of the Rockies’ biggest cultural celebrations.

by NationTalk on May 5, 20091129 Views

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Support Artists to Attend imagineNATIVE!

Dear Friends,

The 10th Anniversary imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is fast approaching and we have an exciting opportunity for you to support the Indigenous artists creating the vibrant and innovative works that will be screened at the festival this year. Several of you have asked us how you can contribute to imagineNATIVE and we are responding with a targeted strategy that will see your contributions go directly to the artists!

by NationTalk on May 5, 2009659 Views

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Ontario Museum Association’s 10th Annual “May Is Museum Month” Event Launches May 5th at Queen’s Park

Toronto, Ontario –(May 5, 2009) – The ONTARIO MUSEUM ASSOCIATION (OMA)’s 10th annual May is Museum Month was launched today with a special Museum Day at Queen’s Park. The leadership of Ontario’s museum community met with MPPs to raise awareness about the intrinsic value of museums in the building and sustaining of vibrant communities across Ontario.

by NationTalk on May 5, 2009665 Views

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Booking Tours – Tono/Toronto

Spring is just around the bend, and Red Sky is still accepting dates for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons.

by NationTalk on May 4, 2009828 Views

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Aboriginal Pow Wows and Festivals; No invitation…No Problem

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada— Pow Wows are First Nations celebrations of culture, and everyone is welcome, non-natives included. The fun is for everyone. Dancing and drumming competitors are expected from all over North America, wearing exquisitely crafted regalia. A Pow Wow is a gathering of First Nations for a celebration of singing, drumming and dancing – a time of renewing friendships and creating new ones. Some Pow Wows even have non Aboriginal dance specials in which the audience is invited to participate.

by NationTalk on May 4, 20092808 Views

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Breathing Northwinds Project Moves into 2nd Stage

The Breathing Northwinds project is continuing and NORDIK (Northern Ontario Research Development Ideas and Knowledge) a community-based research institute at Algoma University is now inviting artists, arts organizations, institutions and arts-related businesses to complete two surveys designed to gather information for the database and the regional strategic plan. The strategic plan will include recommendations of activities and events that will lead to the development of a sustainable network.

by NationTalk on May 3, 2009960 Views

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Ontario Museum Association’s 10th Annual “May Is Museum Month” Event Celebrates the Museums’ Role in Building Vibrant Communities; Launch May 5th at Queen’s Park

Toronto, Ontario –(May 1, 2009) – This year, the ONTARIO MUSEUM ASSOCIATION (OMA)’s 10th May is Museum Month campaign celebrates the role of museums in creating and sustaining vibrant communities all across Ontario. Beginning with a Museums’ Day launch at Queen’s Park on May 5th, the annual awareness campaign will continue throughout the month with special exhibits and events at museums in every corner of the province.

by NationTalk on May 3, 20091094 Views

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(Vancouver, BC) Mother’s Day Pow Wow – Not Taking place this year

Hello everyone,

As many of you already know, Please help us with getting the word out about the Mother’s Day Pow Wow not taking place this year.

by NationTalk on May 1, 20092623 Views

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The Governor General Visits Northern Peoples in Tromso

Tromso, Norway –(April 30, 2009) – On the final day of the State visit to the Kingdom of Norway, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond travelled to Tromso, the largest city north of the Arctic Circle.

by NationTalk on April 30, 2009702 Views

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Province Celebrates Manitoba’s Dance Heritage On International Dance Day

April 29, 2009

To celebrate this year’s International Dance Day, Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport Minister Eric Robinson joined several Manitoba dance groups who marked the event with a performance at the staircase of the Legislative Building.

by NationTalk on April 29, 2009841 Views

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Media Advisory: Realizing the Promise of Diversity–Aboriginal Diversity Celebration

TCDSB Students Celebrate Aboriginal Diversity during Catholic Education Week

The Toronto Catholic District School Board is proud to celebrate Aboriginal Diversity in its Catholic Schools during Catholic Education Week.

Singing, Dancing, Story Telling, Sacred Medicines and Aboriginal Artwork will be the focus for this celebration of First Nations, Metis and Inuit Culture taking place from May 4th through 7th at select schools:

by NationTalk on April 29, 2009654 Views

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Advisory Committee one of latest Initiatives in History of Aboriginal Engagement

April 29, 2009

Students, faculty, staff and members of the Aboriginal community outside of the University took part in Talking Circles recently to give their perspectives on Aboriginal initiatives and issues at Ryerson.

by NationTalk on April 29, 2009762 Views

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Cultural Olympiad 2010 announces first 20 projects

Apr 28, 2009

Cultural Olympiad 2010 announces first 20 projects; tickets on sale now at www.vancouver2010.com/culturalolympiad

Vancouver, BC – An explosive love story set in a theatre of ice, a massive hand-painted mural on a downtown Vancouver landmark and a cutting-edge theatrical production by a Québécois visionary are among the exciting Canadian and international artistic works coming to Cultural Olympiad 2010 presented by Bell. With less than 300 days to go until the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, tickets and information for the first 20 projects are available at www.vancouver2010.com/culturalolympiad.

by NationTalk on April 28, 2009921 Views

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WSO Launches Inaugural Indigenous Festival

April 23, 2009

On April 27, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra will launch its first Indigenous Festival. The four-night festival is a celebration of several different cultures from around the globe, featuring music from Europe, Australia, China and North American, with a special focus on Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples.

by NationTalk on April 28, 2009683 Views

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Sto:lo Tourism Commission DVD Launch

Upcoming Dates: Tuesday, April 28 2009

In partnership with the UFV Aboriginal Access Services & UFV Visual Arts Department, the Sto:lo Tourism Commission presents the Indigenous Arts Certificate Program Showcase of Artisans & Art Carvings

by NationTalk on April 28, 2009767 Views

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The Ecstasy of Rita Joe By George Ryga Directed by Yvette Nolan April 29 – May 16, 2009

April 24, 2009 –

An NAC English Theatre Company/Western Canada Theatre (Kamloops) coproduction — Part of the BC Scene

“Welcome home Rita Joe. A strong cast…making it well worth revisiting.”
– The Daily News, Kamloops

Ottawa, Ontario — In 1969, the National Arts Centre Theatre opened its doors for the first time with a production of George Ryga’s The Ecstasy of Rita Joe. Canadian theatre would never be the same. Widely considered the first distinctively English-Canadian play, Rita Joe focussed a spotlight on First Nations issues and its people. The glare was direct, unsentimental, honest, and powerful and it paved the way for a fledgling Canadian dramatic literature to grow. The NAC English Theatre is proud to present a new production, coproduced by Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, of the play to kick off the 40th Anniversary of the NAC and celebrate the BC Scene.

by NationTalk on April 27, 20093021 Views

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Government of Ontario Invests Another $5 Million in the Ontario Arts Council

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has received another funding boost from the provincial government. On April 21, the Honourable Aileen Carroll, Minister of Culture, announced an additional $5 million for the Ontario Arts Council.

by NationTalk on April 26, 2009890 Views

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Aboriginal students chosen for NSI New Voices 2009

News release: April 24, 2009

Training begins Monday with a sharing circle and a Traditional Feast for six Aboriginal adults from Manitoba as part of the NSI New Voices program run by the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI).

by NationTalk on April 25, 2009958 Views

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Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre invites you to Learn How to Make a Metis Shore Lunch: Traditional Teaching and Skillshare

10:00am-3:30pm, Saturday, April 25, 2009

Meet at Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, to travel to FDASC’s farm. If you have a vehicle please come join us in car pooling.

All food and drink will be provided free of charge, vegan options are also available. BRING YOUR OWN PLATE & CUTLERY!

by NationTalk on April 24, 2009836 Views

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The Government of Canada Provides Funding for Aboriginal Languages

Brantford, Ontario –(April 24, 2009) – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament (Brant), today announced funding for Sweetgrass First Nations Language Council, an organization that promotes Aboriginal languages across Ontario.

by NationTalk on April 24, 2009769 Views

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Six visual arts groups nominated for inaugural $75,000 Arts Achievement Award

Recipient to be announced in May 2009

MONTREAL, April 23, 2009 – The Imperial Tobacco Canada Foundation today announced the six nominees for its inaugural Arts Achievement Award, an honour established by the Foundation in November 2008 to recognize sustained artistic excellence and innovative achievement. The winner of the award will receive a $75,000 prize.

by NationTalk on April 24, 2009779 Views

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Announcing the recipients for the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards

Posted: April 22, 2009

The First Peoples’ Council is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards.

The First Peoples’ Council has been administering the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards grant program since 1996 through a partnership with the BC Arts Council through two funding steams, one for emerging individual artists and the other of arts and culture organizations.

by NationTalk on April 23, 2009712 Views

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DAREarts Awards Raises Over $100,000 for at Risk Youth

Charles Pachter painting ‘Moose Lake Pas de Deux” sells for $20,000

Toronto, Ontario –(April 23, 2009) –

DAREarts honoured Karen Kain and Paul Henderson and six extraordinary youth at a joyful gala fundraiser at the Liberty Grand, Toronto, April 22nd.

by NationTalk on April 23, 20091558 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Yukon Conservation Society

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Whitehorse, Yukon (April 23, 2009) – The Government of Canada is helping the Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) deliver economic and environmental benefits to the region through three projects. John Duncan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (INAC) and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, made the announcement today.

by NationTalk on April 23, 2009724 Views

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Call for HCF Awards Nominations Extended to May 8

THERE IS STILL TIME TO MAKE A NOMINATION!

Do you know someone whose work and dedication in preserving and promoting Canada’s rich architectural heritage merits a Heritage Canada Foundation award?

The nomination deadline has been extended to May 8, 2009.

by NationTalk on April 23, 2009762 Views

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TONO – Mark Your Calendars – June 5, 6, 7

Featured as part of the cultural programming of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, this new dance creation brings together the Indigenous cultures of Canada, Mongolia and China.

by NationTalk on April 23, 20091293 Views

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Theatre Calgary Call for Submissions

Theatre Calgary invites aboriginal performers to submit a resume and head-shot for consideration to perform in our 2009/10 season production of Beyond Eden by Bruce Ruddell.

by NationTalk on April 23, 2009695 Views

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2009 Most Successful Talking Stick So Far!

We’d like to extend our thanks to all the artists and performers, backstage hands and volunteers, organizers and audience members who came and made 2009 the most successful Talking Stick festival so far! Big thanks also to all our sponsors for their generous and continued support of the Talking Stick Festival. You can see some pictures from this year’s Talking Stick Festival here.

by NationTalk on April 23, 2009596 Views

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Rainforests and Regalia with Mothership Adventures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2009

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada — Appreciation for First Nations culture is the theme July 2-6, 2009 aboard Mothership’s historic Columbia lll. She cruises the beautiful wilderness areas of the Broughton Archipelago for 4 nights after leaving Port McNeill on Vancouver Island. Lillian Hunt, curator of Cultural Tourism Programs for the U’mista’s Potlatch Collection, will guide guests through the legends, artwork and sites of the Kwakwaka’wakw culture.

by NationTalk on April 23, 2009793 Views

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Media Advisory: Canadian Heritage

Brantford, Ontario –(April 23, 2009) – On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament (Brant), will make a funding announcement tomorrow about Sweetgrass First Nations Language Council.

by NationTalk on April 23, 2009679 Views

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and South Beach Casino & Resort Commit $1 million to Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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April 21, 2009

WINNIPEG—The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and South Beach Casino & Resort have committed $1 million to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

by NationTalk on April 23, 2009887 Views

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Grenfell: TNL Youth Theatre brings Stories of the World to Corner Brook stage

DATE: April 21, 2009

The young people of TNL’s Youth Theatre Program will wow audiences with tales of the globe with the production Here and There, scheduled for April 26 at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre as part of TNL’s Festival of Youth.

by NationTalk on April 22, 2009995 Views

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$2-Million Gift Benefits Visual Arts At UVic

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Date: April 17, 2009

Visual arts students at the University of Victoria will benefit from a $2-million gift from BC art philanthropist Michael Audain and the Audain Foundation. The gift will establish the Audain Professorship in Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest, bringing a distinguished practising artist to teach in UVic’s Department of Visual Arts. The Faculty of Fine Arts will recognize the gift by naming the Visual Arts Building’s main public gathering and exhibition space the Audain Gallery and Atrium.

by NationTalk on April 22, 2009997 Views

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U of S Researchers Awarded $1.66M for Northern, Community and Cultural Projects

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With funding announced today from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers will launch a three-year project to better understand the political and economic roles that growing Aboriginal communities play in Canada’s North.

by NationTalk on April 22, 2009982 Views

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Canadian Museum of Nature/Darwin’s Missing Link in Early Seal Evolution Found in Canadian Arctic

Ottawa, Ontario –(April 22, 2009) – A Canadian Museum of Nature scientist’s exciting discovery in Canada’s High Arctic has yielded the 20-to-24-million-year-old fossil skeleton of a previously unknown mammal-a breakthrough that sheds new light on the early evolution of pinnipeds (the group that includes seals, sea lions and walruses). The results will be published on April 23, 2009 by Dr. Natalia Rybczynski and co-authors in the prestigious journal Nature.

by NationTalk on April 22, 2009665 Views

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Government of Canada recognizes Efforts of Young Canadians for Celebrating Diversity

Winnipeg, April 20, 2009 — The Government of Canada is honouring 12 young Canadians today for their creative work in celebrating Canadian nation-builders of diverse backgrounds.

by NationTalk on April 22, 2009794 Views

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BC Scene, presented by the National Arts Centre – First Nations Welcome

April 22, 2009, 5:30pm
National Arts Centre – Le Salon
53 Elgin Street, Ottawa
FREE!

This celebratory event welcomes First Nations artists from British Columbia into the National Capital Region for BC Scene festivities. It is an evening of community sharing between local Indigenous performers, visiting B.C. artists and other invited dignitaries.

by NationTalk on April 22, 2009796 Views

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Manitoba at The Gathering Of Nations

April 17, 2009

Manitoba will be well represented in Albuquerque, New Mexico next week for the 26th annual Gathering of Nations. Five Manitoban acts will be showcasing at Stage 49 and “The Pit,” while Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program, Travel Manitoba and the Manito Ahbee Festival will be hosting a Manitoba Reception and participating in the trade show.

by NationTalk on April 22, 2009961 Views

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Ontario Boosts Support for the Arts

April 21, 2009

McGuinty Government Invests In Growing Creative Sector

Ontario is investing in the vitality of its arts and cultural sector and the continued growth of the creative economy.

by NationTalk on April 21, 2009658 Views

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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Continues to Inform EU Representatives on Canadian Seal Harvest

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Fisheries and Aquaculture
April 21, 2009

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has continued to meet with European Union (EU) representatives in Ottawa on the proposed EU ban on Canadian seal products. The Honourable Tom Hedderson, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, and the Honourable Dave Denine, Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, just returned from meetings in Ottawa with a number of EU Ambassadors and senior diplomatic staff. The ministers met with representatives of Portugal, Latvia, Austria, Ireland, Greece, Netherlands, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, United Kingdom, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Romania, Germany, Poland and the European Union delegation to Ottawa. These meetings follow up on letters that the Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, wrote to EU Ambassadors regarding the province’s position on the proposed ban.

by NationTalk on April 21, 2009756 Views

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Marquee Tourism Events Program

About the Program

Canada’s Economic Action Plan unveiled in Budget 2009 was designed to provide timely economic stimulus when it is needed most: now and in the next 24 months. The Marquee Tourism Events Program (MTEP) has been established to provide targeted, time-limited support to assist existing marquee tourism events to enhance their offering and deliver world-class programs and experiences. By the summer of 2009, Industry Canada will provide initial funding to marquee events that significantly promote tourism, in time to respond to the many events that bring tourists to Canada during the summer vacation period. Through this program, we will assist marquee events attract international audiences, which may have been impacted by the global economic downturn.

by NationTalk on April 21, 2009901 Views

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$2.5 Million for Experience the Fraser Project

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April 9, 2009

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts

FORT LANGLEY – The Province will provide Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) with $1.25 million apiece to begin development of a system of inter-regional trails, river-based infrastructure and heritage features through the Lower Fraser River corridor, Maple Ridge-
Mission MLA Randy Hawes announced today on behalf of Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts Bill Bennett.

by NationTalk on April 21, 2009873 Views

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Call For Nominations – Lifetime Artistic Achievement Awards

The Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts Deadline for nominations: June 15, 2009 www.ggpaa.ca

Nominations are now being accepted for Canada’s most prestigious awards for excellence in the performing arts.

by NationTalk on April 21, 2009841 Views

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