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Cupers Cove Soiree rep gives kudos to feds for supporting arts and culture

Shauna Akerman, vice-chair for the Cupers Cove Soiree committee, offered thanks to the federal government Thursday, Aug. 2, for its continued support of the event.
Shauna Akerman, vice-chair for the Cupers Cove Soiree committee, offered thanks to the federal government Thursday, Aug. 2, for its continued support of the event. - Andrew Robinson
Sean Casey, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, was in Bay Roberts Thursday, Aug. 2.
Sean Casey, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, was in Bay Roberts Thursday, Aug. 2.

BAY ROBERTS, N.L. — A representative from the Cupers Cove Soiree organizing committee thanked the federal government for its ongoing of the event.

“I’m really pleased to bring this message today to say thank you to Heritage Canada … for their support of the Cupers Cove Soiree,” vice-chair Shauna Akerman said Thursday, Aug. 2, at a press conference inside the Christopher Pratt Gallery at the Bay Roberts Cable Building.

Sean Casey, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, was also in Bay Roberts for the event to draw attention to the $15.8 million spent by the feds since 2016 to support arts, culture and multiculturalism in Newfoundland and Labrador.

“The vibrancy and the pride of people involved in the arts and culture sector is very evident,” Casey said, commenting on the time he has recently spent in the province.

The Cupers Cove Soiree in Cupids is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018 and runs Aug. 15-19. For more on the event, check the Aug. 8 print edition of The Compass.

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