Local heritage groups split federal funding

By Gordon Lambie
Local heritage groups split federal funding
(Photo : Kathryne Owen)

On Thursday morning, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Member of Parliament for Compton-Stanstead and Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced $98,579 in financial aid for four local heritage organizations: the Stanstead Historical Society, the Beaulne Museum in Coaticook, the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre and the Eastern Townships Resource Centre (ETRC). The funds, meant to facilitate the preservation, promotion and access to regional cultural heritage, come as a part of a $500 million COVID-19 emergency fund to support cultural, heritage and sport organizations, announced last May by the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

“Culture expresses and shares our identity, our creativity, our diversity,” Bibeau said. “It enshrines our communities in time.”

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