Culture and community gets 2.8 million
Last week, Saint Francois MNA Dr. Réjean Hébert, who is also the Minister of Health and Social Services, Minister responsible for seniors and the Minister responsible for the Estrie region, announced the cultural and community organizations in the Estrie region that would be receiving grants totaling $2,787,271. The announcement was made in the name of the Minister of culture and communications, Maka Kotto.
About $1.5 million went to theatres. Those in the nearby region that were awarded money were the Pavillon des arts et de la culture de Coaticook, with $132,000, and Centennial Theatre at Bishop’s University which received $179,675.00. Some local libraries also received grants: Bibliotheque Memphremagog got $76,600.00; and the Bibliotheque de Coaticook got $31,900.
Money was also announced to support community media. Radio Cooperative de Coaticook received $66,849 and Radio Bishop received $66,849.
“This $2.8 million invested in culture aims to continue to encourage a dynamic culture in our region and to favour the broadcasting of our culture,” concluded Dr. Hébert