Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Music, Community Projects to Benefit from Canada's 150th Birthday Fund

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Music, Community Projects to Benefit from Canada's 150th Birthday Fund

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Music, projects get 150th birthday cash

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OTTAWA - Money for classical music and various community projects will flow from the government's latest contributions to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday next year.

During an event in Toronto, the Liberal government announced $7.5 million for the city's symphony orchestra to create a music program highlighting Canadian talent.

It also earmarked $10 million for the organization Community Foundations of Canada, an umbrella group for 191 organizations that support projects in towns and cities across the country.

The main themes for the 150th anniversary of Confederation are diversity and inclusion, reconciliation with Aboriginal Peoples, the environment and youth.

The federal Canada 150 Fund, established in April last year, has an overall budget of $210 million. …

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