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New audio equipment improves and amplifies the audience experience
June 13, 2018 – Summerside, PEI – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
A vibrant and professional arts community offers Islanders from many disciplines the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents. In addition, advanced technologies are essential to deliver compelling, authentic and engaging experiences to the audience. That’s why the governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island are supporting the enhancement of a key cultural site that attracts visitors to the region and provides economic benefits to local businesses.
Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honorable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced funding for Regional Cultural Events Center Inc. to upgrade audio equipment at Harbourfront Theater.
The Government of Canada is providing $ 109,000 in non-repayable assistance, including $ 45,500 from ACOA’s Innovative Communities Fund and $ 65,000 through the Canadian Heritage Cultural Spaces Fund. The new audio system meets industry standards for live theaters and increases the overall efficiency of theater operations by improving show acoustics and back-stage communication.
This investment builds on the commitments made by the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provinces to stimulate economic growth in the region through the Atlantic Growth Strategy. The Strategy focuses on building a strong culture of innovation by supporting creative and entrepreneurial people and investing in advanced technologies.
“Cultural activities and facilities are an integral part of any community. The Government of Canada recognizes that by investing in them, we celebrate our heritage and improve the quality of life for all Canadians. These new facilities not only respond to the demand for improved community infrastructure; they also give us the opportunity to celebrate the values of openness, diversity and inclusion that characterize the people of Canada. “
The Honorable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA
“The Harbourfront Theater is a fine example of an institution that fosters the growth of the arts and culture sector in our communities by creating a space for local talent. Our government knows that investing in cultural infrastructure contributes to the prosperity and economic vitality of our cities. I am pleased that Islanders can take advantage of these improvements and attend professional shows for many more years. “
“With the installation of this new state-of-the-art audio equipment that will enhance the ability to deliver quality musical performances, the Harbourfront Theater will continue to be a cornerstone of Summerside as a performing arts venue. Residents and visitors to the area can expect an enhanced theatrical experience for years to come. “
“These improvements in theater audio equipment allow us to continue to showcase local talent with professional-level sound to support musical performances. “
The Harbourfront Theater is owned by Regional Cultural Events Center Inc., a registered, non-profit charitable organization managed by a Board of Directors, a Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Operations, as well as a dedicated group of more than 60 volunteers. The theater exists and presents theatrical and musical productions for 21 years. It is also reserved and used to hold community activities.
In 2016, Harbourfront Theater launched a new program called Backstage Pass to introduce and showcase lesser-known local musicians. During these performances, the artist and audience are seated on the floor of the stage, allowing close and personal interaction.
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