Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Occasion of World Theatre Day

Mar 27, 2013, 09:00 ET from Canadian Heritage

OTTAWA, March 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Theatre has been bringing people together for thousands of years. Today, this ancient art form is celebrated around the world. Since 1962, World Theatre Day has been marked with a variety of activities and festivities in around 100 countries.

Theatre inspires and entertains us, encourages reflection and discussion, and contributes to the quality of life and economic vitality of our communities. That is why our Government is proud to invest in cultural infrastructure and programs that promote exchanges between lovers of theatre and the artists and artisans who devote themselves to this art.

On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I encourage Canadians of all ages to take part in the events and celebrations taking place in their communities to mark World Theatre Day. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate everyone involved in the success of Canadian theatre both at home and abroad.

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