August 12, 2019
Cobourg, ON – A federal grant of $ 7,200 has been awarded to Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club (NHCC) to help with the October Northumberland Hispanic Heritage Month activities.
Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Peterborough South, officially announced the grant on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. The Government of Canada is providing this funding under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program (BCAH).
“We are very honoured to receive the BCAH grant, it will allow us to continue promoting the inclusion and diversity of our community through culture,” says Mario Pareja, President of NHCC. “This grant will help us to offer a better-quality event, showcasing our local artists and heritage”.
Northumberland Hispanic Heritage Month activities will be held from October 4, with a series of cultural events, at different venues, representing the diversity of the Hispanic – Canadian community.
About Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program (BCAH). This program was created to help to celebrate our community – both its past and its present. This program increases opportunities for local artists, artisans, heritage performers or specialists to be involved in their community through festivals, events and projects. BCAH also allows local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage.
About Northumberland Hispanic Cultural Club Inc. (NHCC): NHCC is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation established by the Northumberland Hispanic-American community.
On September 19th. 2018, Northumberland County Council officially proclaimed the month of October, as the Hispanic Heritage Month with Resolution 2018-09-19-214.