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Kaitlin Cockburn and her partner Isaiah Gyorffy joyfully welcomed their baby boy, Gabriel Wolf Jackson, into the world! Born at 1:21 am of June 3rd, weighing 8 pounds, 2.7 ounces and measured 35.5 inches. The proud new family is happy and...
The Government of Canada is doubling its investment in community and cultural infrastructure, providing an additional $150 million over two years to renovate, expand or improve these spaces across Canada, including projects designed to promote the...
The SPARC Symposium 2016 invites your proposals! The deadline has been extended to Monday, June 13th! You can also find this information at about the call on SPARC's webiste or download it here  Submit your proposals; mark your...
eNews - May 2016
The Hon. Mme Melanie Joly, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced the launch of an online portal to gather Canadians’ view on the role that government should play in supporting Canadian cultural development. The Minister of Canadian Heritage...
We are pleased to announce that our Program Associate, Kaitlin Cockburn, is expecting a baby! Kaitlin will be taking her maternity leave effective April 22, 2016, returning in May 2017. Her duties will be taken on by a new employee scheduled to...
April 10 to April 16, 2016 is National Volunteer Week (NVW), a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers!   Based on statistics, about 900,000 Canadians volunteered in arts and culture organizations in 2013....
eNews- April 2016
The SPARC Organizing Committee is committed to making the Symposium for Performing Arts in Rural Communities accessible to people from settings and communities with limited resources, including youth, volunteers and community-based...
Dear friends and colleagues, I am writing with the sad news that Sharon Davidson passed away this past Wednesday, March 23th. Sharon was involved with the Perth Performing Arts Committee (PPAC) for over two decades. During her tenure, she has...

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