Sept. 28, 2020 King City, ON Employment and Social Development Canada
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Canadian cultural and heritage institutions hard. The Government of Canada is committed to helping these organizations get through this crisis, as they play a vital role in our communities.
With this in mind, the Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced $34,588 of emergency funding for the King Heritage & Cultural Centre.
The Government of Canada made the investment through the Access to Heritage component of the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund, announced in June. Its mission is to support culture, heritage and sports organizations.
“We know how much museums and other heritage organizations have been affected by the pandemic. It’s important for the King Heritage & Cultural Centre to continue to share King Township's rich history and be a hub for our arts community. I’m proud to announce the emergency federal assistance to help this valuable community resource.”
—The Honourable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for King-Vaughan
“We’re extremely pleased to be able to accept the $34,588 in funding through the Museum Assistance Program. I’d like to thank Minister Schulte for once again working on behalf of King Township’s constituents to procure much-needed funding for the King Heritage and Cultural Centre.”
—King Township Mayor Steve Pellegrini
“The Township of King recognizes and appreciates the Department of Heritage for their increased support of the King Heritage & Cultural Centre through the Museum Assistance Program in these unprecedented times. These funds will ensure that the KHCC remains as a pillar of King’s cultural community and will assist in opening the doors in the near future. In these difficult times culture can act as source for improving mental health and we look forward to welcoming back our residents to a place of reminiscence and reflection.”
– Erika Baird, Heritage & Cultural Supervisor, Township of King.
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