May 25, 2022 · Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
The tourism industry in Prince Edward Island is a vital part of the province’s economy, supporting thousands of local jobs and businesses. Organizations and operators are working hard to recover from pandemic challenges and find new ways to reach audiences and deliver world-class experiences. The Government of Canada is helping a vital cultural institution in Charlottetown to upgrade services and equipment to improve the visitor experience and reach new markets.
Federal government supports arts and tourism
Today, Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, announced a combined non-repayable federal contribution of $945,667 to Confederation Centre of the Arts.
The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA; and the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
This investment will help Confederation Centre of the Arts undertake renovations to the main foyer, as well as theatre upgrades and technological modernization to improve the visitor experience and help the Centre respond to emerging markets in culture and tourism.
Today’s announcement further demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to strengthening the tourism sector in Atlantic Canada and growing the local economy.