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Devolin Announces Funding For Lindsay Gallery

LINDSAY –  Local MP Barry Devolin, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $7,200 through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage to the Lindsay Gallery.

The funding will allow the Lindsay Gallery to purchase four portable digital display kiosks to present its permanent collection in locations beyond the physical gallery space. Visitors and residents in the area will be able to view the art collection using the kiosks in buildings such as museums, community centres, and public libraries.

“Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in organizations like the Lindsay Gallery that increase access to the arts,” said Devolin. “By supporting these organizations, our Government is delivering on its commitment to strengthen our economy and support our arts, culture, and heritage.”

“Thanks to this investment from the Government of Canada, the Lindsay Gallery can now share its collection with even more members of the community,” said Devolin. “Residents will enjoy learning more about the region’s art and heritage in public spaces across Kawartha Lakes.”

“We greatly appreciate the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage in our efforts to promote the cultural assets of our community to the residents of the Kawartha Lakes and its visitors,” said Christina Burns, Executive Director of The Lindsay Gallery. “The Government of Canada’s investment in this project demonstrates its understanding of the importance of celebrating our cultural heritage with our community.”

The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund seeks to improve physical conditions for artistic creativity and arts presentation or exhibition. It is also designed to increase access for Canadians to performing, visual, and media arts, and to museum collections and heritage displays.

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For more information contact:

Barry Devolin, MP

(705) 324-2400 or (866) 688-9881