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Federal Government awards Dufferin Arts Council funding to support school writing program

February 9, 2018

ORANGEVILLE, Ontario – On Friday, the Federal Government made an announcement at the Grant Evans Education Centre in Orangeville that the Dufferin Arts Council has been awarded $25,000 in funding.

This funding falls under the New Horizons for Seniors Program Grant in the Community Based Projects category for a “Multicultural Intergenerational Writing Program.”

The grant will help support the program running in some Dufferin elementary schools from March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019.

The goal of the program is to bring together senior members of the Dufferin Arts Council with students in grades 7 and 8. The students and council members would connect to share culture and personal stories. The Dufferin Arts Council hopes to attract Indigenous and immigrant seniors.

For further information, please contact Donna Henderson at 519-942-0917.

Dufferin Arts Council Funding Announcement Feb 9, 2018

(L-R) Ken Topping, former President Dufferin Arts Council; Barb White, UGDSB Trustee Orangeville; Shelaigh Roberts, President Dufferin Arts Council; David Tilson, MP Dufferin Caledon; Martha Rogers, UGDSB Director of Education; Donna Henderson, Secretary Dufferin Arts Council; Linda Busutill,UGDSB Chair of the Board and Trustee Guelph


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