Brandon, MB. – The Manitoba Government is investing $4.4 million in the Westman region through the Arts, Culture and Sport in Community Fund to over forty projects in an effort to increase access to high-quality arts, culture and sports programming.
Among the organizations to benefit is the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba.
Deputy Premier Cliff Cullen announced this week that the Exhibition will receive a total of $74,500 for both outdoor event space and experiential signage as part of a Small Capital Grant.
Among the other local organizations to benefit are the Brandon Riverbank Inc., City of Brandon, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, the Brandon Gymnastics Centre, Brandon Minor Baseball, Forrest Special Projects Group, the Minnedosa Regional Events Centre, Rivers and Area Game and Fish Association, the Sandy Lake Drop in Centre, Brandon Centennial Auditorium, the Rivers Train Station Restoration Committee, Westman Volt Hockey and more.
“The Westman community is bursting with culture, art and sports and these investments continue to build more vibrant spaces that are accessible and have a lasting impact,” says Cullen. “Today’s investment provides significant economic impact while bringing together Westman communities.”
These programs support initiatives such as organizational development opportunities, training, technology, volunteer and equipment development and those opportunities that will increase participation and engagement in arts, culture or sports programming. The Arts, Culture and Sport in Community (ACSC) Fund supports the development and renewal of spaces and facilities needed for arts, culture, and amateur sports programming.
“On behalf of the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba, I want to thank the provincial government for this important contribution,” says General Manager, Mark Humphries. “This Capital Grant will ensure that we help make this community stronger than ever and we look forward to what this will mean moving forward.”
For more information on the ACSC Fund and to see the full list of projects receiving support from the Manitoba Government, visit www.manitoba.ca/acsc.
Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba