ORLÉANS, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 22, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $80,000 over two years to the Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans (MIFO) to support its annual arts programming. This funding is being provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament (Ottawa-Orléans), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • MIFO is a community organization that offers cultural and social activities that meet the needs of the Francophone community in Orléans and the surrounding area.
  • It has been offering multidisciplinary programming to audiences for over 30 years.
  • Each season, the organization will present around 38 shows, including dance, music, theatre, storytelling and comedy.
  • The activities will take place at the Centre culturel d'Orléans, the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orléans and Joël's Coffee in Rockland, Ontario.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada knows that arts and culture are important drivers of economic growth, that they create jobs and that they are a way of enriching our communities. We are proud to support MIFO in promoting Francophone culture in Eastern Ontario."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Today's announcement clearly shows our commitment to supporting organizations, like MIFO, that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of their community. Arts and culture organizations foster cultural development in our communities and enrich the quality of life of all Canadians."

-Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament (Ottawa-Orléans)

"We are very grateful for the financial support from Canadian Heritage. This contribution will help us promote the talent of our local Francophone artists. We are pleased to be able to ensure that each citizen in our community has access to Francophone cultural vitality, like the kind we find in Orléans."

-Glenn Moran, President, Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans

Associated Links

Mouvement d'implication francophone d'Orléans

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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