150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation
The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Morris Trudeau, and City Council members are pleased to announce that the Government of Canada is awarding a $125,000 grant for the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre’s Geopoetics cultural project, organized by the City, as part of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.
“This grant from the Canada 150 Fund will allow us to continue to improve our events, activities, and exhibitions, and to promote and support projects that are increasingly inclusive. Through Geopoetics we can celebrate our country with a diverse program that represents the vision and hopes of our community as part of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation,” states Mayor Trudeau.
This new contribution was confirmed today by the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. “Canada 150 offers Canadians the opportunity to enjoy unique activities in their communities, and to forge bonds with their fellow citizens of all backgrounds through inspiring local projects. Géopoétique is a wonderful demonstration of how rich our shared identity is.”
Community participation is at the heart of Geopoetics. Over 1,000 people have already contributed and were invited to reflect and express themselves on the concept of civic identity through cultural mediation and artistic creation.
The concept of cultural identity through mobility and motion is also addressed in an exhibition at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery featuring works from a dozen artists, including cooperation from the community.
A third component, territorial identity, is explored through a public art exhibition at Stewart Park, next to the Cultural Centre, featuring works by artists from different provinces and territories in Canada. Along with community art created by young and old, this third creative aspect enhances the characteristics and diversity of Canadian geography.
“This grant adds to the financial support for this cultural project created with and for the community. Everyone is invited to the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre to discover or revisit Geopoetics, this project celebrating our Canadian identity,” concludes Mayor Trudeau.
Activities related to the Geopoetics project continue until October 15. For full details, visit http://geopoetics.ca/.