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Government of Canada invests in Chamber Music Kelowna Society

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 | 4:00 pm

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<p>Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann recently performed at a Chamber Music Kelowna show. (Photo contributed)</p>

Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann recently performed at a Chamber Music Kelowna show. (Photo contributed)

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On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament (Kelowna–Lake Country), today announced funding for the Chamber Music Kelowna Society’s 2010–2011 Concert Series.

This year’s program will feature renowned musicians from Canada, Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Outreach activities include pre-show chats, school concerts, master classes, and workshops.

“Our Government recognizes the importance of arts and culture at the community level, which is why we are proud to invest in organizations like the Chamber Music Kelowna Society,” said Minister Moore.

“I wish to congratulate the Chamber Music Kelowna Society on its continued success. I am proud that our Government continues to recognize their efforts through our continued support,” said Mr. Cannan. “I also want to acknowledge all the volunteers and supporters who help to make the Chamber Music Kelowna Society’s annual concert series a reality. As a member of the community for the past 20 years, it has been personally rewarding to see how Kelowna’s arts and culture community has grown because of the participation of organizations like the Chamber Music Kelowna Society.”

“Chamber Music Kelowna is an all-volunteer organization, currently celebrating 30 years of bringing quality chamber music to Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley,” said Brian Hobbs, President of Chamber Music Kelowna. “Expanded programming, additional concerts, and outreach to the community will be our focus in 2010–2011 as we build on the successes of our first 30 years.”

The Chamber Music Kelowna Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to presenting world-class chamber music to audiences in Kelowna and the surrounding area.

The Government of Canada has provided $8,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (formerly Arts Presentation Canada program) of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada’s culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.

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