Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

September 03, 2014 10:00 ET

An Autumn Journey of Discovery in Carleton-sur-Mer

Government of Canada supports the Festival La Viree

CARLETON-SUR-MER, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 3, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced a grant of $35,000 to Maximum 90 for the 14th edition of the Festival La Virée and the presentation of its 2014-2015 program. This funding is provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

The Festival La Virée, to be held from October 10 to 12 in Carleton-sur-Mer, will help promote and pass on the cultural practices that are part of the Gaspé, Acadian and Quebec traditions.

Quick Facts

  • Some 6,500 festival-goers will attend story-telling, music and traditional dance events, as well as programs for children, including activities with the Gaspé Circus School.
  • In conjunction with the shows, there will also be activities such as demonstrations of musical instruments, the teaching of traditional songs, and workshops where local students can meet professional artists and authors.
  • Throughout the year, Maximum 90 presents a varied program of some forty shows and activities, mainly at the Quai des arts.

Quotes

"Our Government proudly supports the Festival La Virée, a not-to-be-missed get-together that contributes to the cultural dynamism and the economic vitality of the region."

- The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Maximum 90 wants to acknowledge the unwavering support of Canadian Heritage, which has backed the Festival La Virée since 2003, as part of the festival's mission to spread and pass on our living heritage. Without that financial assistance, we could not fulfill our mandate, nor help local artists and artisans to become involved in their community and thus celebrate our intangible heritage."

- Samuel Téguel, Director, Maximum 90

Associated Links

Maximum 90 - Festival La Virée (French only)

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
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