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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Canadian government invests in Yukon

>> by Naomi Brand
The Government of Canada announced that it will be investing in arts, culture and official languages in the Yukon territory. The announcement was made in July at the Yukon Arts Centre by Paul Calandra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage. The total funding of $1,939,590 will support nine projects in the Yukon under three programs of the Department of Canadian Heritage: the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, the Exchanges Canada program, and the Community Life component of the Development of Official-Language Communities program. Organizations to receive funding include The Yukon Arts Centre, the Adäka Cultural Festival and Breakdancing Yukon Society, among others. "Our support for these organizations ensures that youth and families in Yukon can experience diverse artistic performances and cultural activities," said Parliamentary Secretary Calandra.
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