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Media advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Arif Virani to Tour British Columbia to Promote the Indigenous Language Initiative, Museums and the Cultural Sector

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 2018477 Views

VANCOUVER – Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Multiculturalism), is in British Columbia from April 9 to 12 to promote the Indigenous Language Initiative. He will also address the Canadian Museums Association Annual Conference and announce funding for the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

The details are as follows:

Monday, April 9, 2018

11:30 a.m. – Meeting with Canadian Heritage stakeholders in Vernon at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre

2:00 p.m. – Tour of Sncəwips Heritage Museum in Westbank

4:00 p.m. – Tour of the En’owkin Centre in Penticton

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

10:30 a.m. – Meeting with First People’s Cultural Council in Brentwood Bay

12:30 p.m. – Visit to Royal BC Museum/Our Living Languages exhibit in Victoria

4:00 p.m. –  Meeting with Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Council in Nanaimo

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

8:45 a.m. – Delivering Remarks at the opening of the Canadian Museums Association Annual Conference in Vancouver

11:30 a.m. – Making an announcement at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre

For more information (media only), please contact:

Simon Ross
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
[email protected]


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