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Mayor Clifford Lee
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Welcome to the Cultural Capital of Canada Website for the City of Charlottetown

Charlottetown is honoured to have been selected as one of the 2011 Cultural Capitals of Canada. This great country is united by culture and diversity. Charlottetown's uniqueness as the Birthplace of Confederation is renowned for its heritage, its passion for arts and culture and its unique diverse community.

The 2011 Cultural Capital of Canada designation by Canadian Heritage is awarded on merit and our commitment to the arts and culture industry here in Charlottetown.

On behalf of City Council and all citizens of the Capital City I thank the Government of Canada for recognizing Charlottetown's ability to celebrate our unique community for its contribution to supporting arts and culture.

I encourage all visitors to visit this website regularly for updated information on all the initiatives that will take place throughout the year, in celebration of our designation.

Come celebrate with us in 2011!

Yours Sincerely,

Clifford J. Lee

Minister James Moore

Thanks to its rich history, its remarkable achievements, and its ongoing commitment to arts and culture, Charlottetown has earned the honour of being a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2011. The year will be an exciting one!

Our Government understands the importance of arts and culture, which strengthen our communities, our identity, and our economy. This is why we are proud to recognize and support Canadian municipalities that make arts and culture a priority. Funding provided with the Cultural Capital designation enables these communities to offer high-quality artistic presentations and build a long-lasting cultural legacy.

On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I congratulate the City of Charlottetown on earning the prestigious distinction of Cultural Capital of Canada.

The Honourable James Moore

Minister Robert Henderson

The department of Tourism and Culture congratulates the City of Charlottetown for receiving the designation as a Cultural Capital of Canada in 2011. The government of Prince Edward Island recognizes that art, music, culture, and heritage all play a role in building community spirit and attracting visitors to our Island.

Charlottetown is home to many elements of our Island arts, heritage, and thriving cultural scene and community, and this vibrant city plays an important role in our tourism and cultural industries. My department will continue to work with the City of Charlottetown to support events that celebrate the arts and culture of our Island.

I know that 2011 will be an exciting year for arts and culture in Charlottetown, and across the whole Island.

Robert Henderson
Minister of Tourism and Culture