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Heritage conservation efforts aided through Alberta Historical Resources Foundation grant programs

by NationTalk on June 25, 2012547 Views

June 22, 2012

Edmonton… From High Prairie and Athabasca in the north to East Coulee and the Crowsnest Pass in the south, individuals, organizations and municipalities are working to preserve, protect and promote the heritage and history of Alberta. Those efforts received a helping hand with the awarding of more than $1.4 million in Alberta Historical Resources Foundation’s (AHRF) heritage grants.

“Culture connects our past with our present and gives us insight into our future,” said Minister of Culture Heather Klimchuk. “Albertans take great pride in the history and heritage of our province and bringing that history to life for our youth and future generations is essential to our cultural life. With the heritage grants, we are supporting the work of dedicated heritage conservationists and those who continue to create awareness of our rich and colourful past.”A total of 72 projects will receive funding through two of the foundation’s grant programs. The Heritage Preservation Partnership Program provides financial assistance to individuals and organizations for initiatives that preserve and interpret Alberta’s heritage through conservation, heritage awareness, publications, research grants, and scholarships. The Municipal Heritage Partnership Program provides opportunities for municipalities to access funding assistance, expertise and networks to help them establish or maintain existing municipal heritage conservation programs.

For a full listing of grant recipients and awarded amounts as well as information on the Heritage Preservation Partnership Program and Municipal Heritage Partnership Program and other AHRF programs, visit http://culture.alberta.ca/ahrf or call 780-431-2305, toll-free by dialing 310-0000.

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Backgrounder: Alberta Historical Resource Foundation gives boost to community heritage projects

Media inquiries may be directed to:
Barb Toker
Communications
Alberta Culture
780-427-6530
barb.toker@gov.ab.ca

To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000.

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