Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

September 01, 2009 10:41 ET

Government of Canada Supports the Festival Country de Bois-Franc

BOIS-FRANC, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 1, 2009) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister responsible for the Outaouais Region, and Member of Parliament (Pontiac), today announced funding for the Comite des loisirs de Bois-Franc for the sixth Festival country de Bois-Franc.

The funding was for cultural activities at the Festival, which took place from August 19 to 23. Among the activities presented were country-and-western performances and a heritage tour. The event was open to all members of the community and offered a showcase for local talent.

"Our Government is pleased to be a partner in the Festival country de Bois-Franc," said Minister Moore. "We are proud to provide communities with the opportunity to take part in activities that celebrate our shared heritage and arts and culture, while ensuring the social, cultural, and economic vitality of Canadian communities."

"The Festival country de Bois-Franc is an event with deep roots in its community, and it promotes the development of country-and-western music and dance," said Minister Cannon. "When the Government of Canada invests in culture, as it is today, it is also a way of providing positive, tangible benefits to the local population."

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $8,800 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage (http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/dcap-bcah/index-eng.cfm) 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 or celebrate local history and heritage.

This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Stephanie Rea - Press Secretary
    819-997-7788
    stephanie.rea@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Quebec Region
    Eric Amyot
    Director, Regional
    Communications
    514-283-4027
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca