MP Guy Lauzon was on hand on Thursday, May 24, at the Morrisburg Meeting Centre to formally present the board of the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage an $8,000 grant through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of the Canadian Heritage. “This is the best part of my job,” Lauzon said, “giving a worthy organization a bit of help financially. I am proud of our government’s commitment to supporting the Arts in Canada. The Stage actively encourages professional and amateur musicians, and generates economic growth in this area.” “We really appreciate how much the Stage does for our community,” said Charles “Chuck” Barkley, president of the South Dundas Chamber of Commerce. “We encourage everyone to support their shows.” “This grant was very good news for us,” said board member Sandra Whitworth. “It allows us to book artists in advance, and set up attractive packages for our next season. We really appreciate the support of the government and of our community.” Left to right are Sandra Whitworth, MP Guy Lauzon, Jeanne Ward, Bill Carriere, board members, and president Chuck Barkley.