Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 30, 2016 10:00 ET

Alma Gets Ready to Host Festirame 2016

The Government of Canada supports this popular celebration of sport and culture

ALMA, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 30, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced that the Government of Canada is providing $28,300 in support for the 43rd edition of Alma's Festirame.

This funding, provided through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, will be used to organize cultural and sport activities as part of this festival that helps raise Alma's profile.

Quick Facts

  • Festirame 2016 will be held at Place Festivalma from July 2 to 10.
  • The goal of Festivalma, the organizer of Festirame, is to support recreational, sporting and cultural events that put Alma at the forefront of the regional entertainment scene.
  • Among the activities offered are music shows and different kinds of entertainment for the whole family.
  • This event showcases the talent of more than 60 artists, artisans and local heritage performers. Nearly 300 volunteers help ensure it runs smoothly.
  • With around 75,000 visitors, this popular festival is one of the major summer events in the Lac-Saint-Jean-Est RCM.


"By supporting events like Festirame, we help create jobs, encourage tourism and promote a sense of belonging to the community. I'd like to commend the ongoing commitment of the people who are behind this organization and help improve the quality of life of their fellow citizens and visitors to this beautiful region of Quebec."

-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"We have several new offerings this year, such as an afternoon show on July 3, a children's show on the morning of July 5, and a dragon boat race that's open to the public! Come join us!"

-Janie Maltais, Executive Director, Festivalma

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Contact Information

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

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage