Cul­ture and com­mu­nity gets 2.8 mil­lion

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

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

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