Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

February 17, 2010 11:00 ET

Government of Canada Invests in the Festival Beauceron de l'Erable

SAINT-GEORGES, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 17, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Member of Parliament (Beauce), today announced funding for the 21st Festival Beauceron de l'Erable.

This artistic and culinary festival will appeal to all ages. The festival runs from March 17 to 21, 2010, and offers a varied program including concerts, a children's program, maple-inspired culinary samples, and heritage discoveries. The festival is part of a larger event: the Saison des sucres, taking place between February 28 and March 27, 2010.

"Our Government is pleased to support events that offer Canadians the opportunity to celebrate their local culture and heritage and that contribute to the development of local tourism and the economy," said Minister Moore. "The Festival Beauceron de l'Erable will give residents the chance to share the richness and diversity of their region."

"The Festival Beauceron de l'Erable brings families and friends together. It also highlights the talent of artists in the Beauce and underlines the support of artisans and volunteers who work together to ensure the success of this much-loved event," said Mr. Bernier.

"The Festival Beauceron de l'Erable is pleased to have the support of the Government of Canada for this event. Thanks to this funding, our organization will be able to pursue its goal of developing the cultural aspect of the festival by promoting local artists," said Marcel Paquet, coordinator of the festival.

The Festival Beauceron de l'Erable was created in 1990. The festival promotes artistic, cultural, and heritage activities to the local public and visitors.

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $15,600 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage ( program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

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