Local MLA Jennifer Rice welcomes funds for arts and culture programs on Haida Gwaii

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HAIDA GWAII – New Democrat MLA Jennifer Rice is welcoming $44,500 in funding for arts and culture not-for-profit organizations through the Community Gaming Grants program. The Edge of the World Music Festival Society, Haida Gwaii Museum Society, and Port Clements Historical Society are the three organizations receiving funding.

“This new funding announcement will go a long way in supporting the programming and visibility of local arts and culture organizations on Haida Gwaii,” said Jennifer Rice, MLA North Coast. “The Edge of the World Music Festival is vastly popular with locals and visitors. A visit to the Haida Gwaii Museum at Ḵay Llnagaay is a critical aspect of continuing the Haida culture and must see item for any tourist. The Port Clements Museum is described as informative, educational and eclectic. I would also add it’s a well-kept a secret to be promoted. I hope this funding boost will help more folks discover more of what Haida Gwaii has to offer.”

Over 700 not-for-profit organizations around the province are receiving approximately $18 million to deliver performing arts, literature, heritage and cultural programs for people of all ages.

The Community Gaming Grants program provides up to $140 million to about 5,000 not-for-profit organizations in British Columbia each year.

For more information: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018MAH0138-002143