Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

September 08, 2016 10:00 ET

A Modernized Performance Hall in Maniwaki

The Government of Canada supports renovations to the auditorium of the Cite Etudiante de la Haute-Gatineau

MANIWAKI, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 8, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage

William Amos, Member of Parliament (Pontiac), today announced $1,080,997 in funding for the Maison de la culture de la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau to renovate its performance hall, the Cité Étudiante de la Haute-Gatineau auditorium. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

This funding, provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will enable the organization to enlarge and redesign the space to increase its seating capacity and host a greater variety of shows.

Quick Facts

  • The Maison de la culture de la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau is a non-profit organization and multidisciplinary cultural presenter whose mandate is to facilitate and promote artistic, cultural and heritage development in the region.
  • The planned work will involve redesigning the parterre and balcony in the performance hall to increase the number of seats. Enlarging the stage and acquiring specialized stage equipment are also planned.
  • These renovations will bring the auditorium up to standard and make it a more functional and modern performance hall.

Quotes

"Renovating cultural spaces like the performance hall of the Maison de la culture de la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau helps bring even more Canadians together and gives them greater access to the arts. This contribution illustrates the Government of Canada's willingness to invest in regional cultural infrastructure. Our government is proud to contribute to the renovation of the Cité Étudiante de la Haute-Gatineau auditorium."

-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"The planned renovations will enable the Maison de la culture de la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau to diversify its programming by hosting a greater variety of artists and shows. The larger and more modern performance space is sure to enhance the experience of art lovers in Maniwaki and the region."

-William Amos, Member of Parliament (Pontiac)

"The support of Canadian Heritage is more than just financial; it's an expression of the importance the Government of Canada places on the development of regional cultural infrastructure. With this assistance, the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau will have, within the next year, a modern and professional performance hall. This important project is also an example of teamwork, as four levels of government are involved in making it happen: the federal and provincial governments, as well as the Commission scolaire des Hauts-Bois-de-l'Outaouais and the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau Regional County Municipality."

-Michel Gauthier, President, Maison de la culture de la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau

Associated Links

Maison de la culture de la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau (French only)

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

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  • Pierre-Olivier Herbert
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
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