Canada supports Sudbury’s YES Theatre


SUDBURY – Viviane Lapointe, Member of Parliament (Sudbury), announced $150,620 in funding for the YES Theatre in Sudbury. She made this announcement on behalf of Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage. The investment supported the Theatre’s 2023 summer festival and will be used to purchase a new lighting console and counterweight fly system that will enhance the quality of productions staged at the theatre.

The funding is provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund and the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program. This support will enable YES Theatre to fulfill its mission of entertaining, educating and engaging their audience through the creation and presentation of top-quality local, national and international professional theatrical events.

“Cultural infrastructure and arts performances provide the foundation for healthy, vibrant communities and create spaces where people of all backgrounds can connect through shared experiences. Investments like the one in YES Theatre support delivering more theatrical productions and improve the infrastructure of a place that inspires, brings people together and strengthens Sudbury’s cultural scene.” – Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage

Also, the New Brunswick Museum building in Saint John will be updated and expanded after a combined investment of more than $107 million from the federal and provincial governments. This was announced today by MP Wayne Long, Premier Blaine Higgs, and member of the board of directors Wayne Power. This project will partially rebuild the existing museum, while maintaining the historical facade and expanding the building significantly. An important objective is to make the renewed building greener than the last. The new facility will be more energy efficient and is expected to result in a 32% reduction on greenhouse gas emissions.