Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 29, 2016 10:00 ET

An Exhibition Dedicated to the Caribou and Other Animals Like It

The Government of Canada supports the Musee du Fjord

SAGUENAY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 29, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Denis Lemieux, Member of Parliament (Chicoutimi-Le Fjord), today announced $330,592 in funding for the Musée du Fjord for the exhibition Panache: Caribou and Other Cervids of Canada. 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 Access to Heritage component of the Museums Assistance Program, will also enable the exhibition to travel across the country.

Panache: Caribou and Other Cervids of Canada, currently on view at the Musée du Fjord until January 2017, highlights the importance of preserving the country's cervid herds and forest ecosystems, promoting biodiversity and protecting endangered species. It also looks at the special economic value of these species, as well as their importance in Indigenous culture.

Quick Facts

  • After its run at the Musée du Fjord from June 16, 2016, to January 8, 2017, the exhibition will travel to three other Canadian institutions: the Sherbrooke Nature and Science Museum, the Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines and the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife.
  • The Musée du Fjord is the only science museum in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. Its mandate is to preserve and showcase the natural and cultural history and heritage of Saguenay Fjord and Ha! Ha! Bay, promote and disseminate knowledge about them, and raise public awareness of their importance.
  • The Musée du Fjord receives an average of 45,000 visitors each year.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada is committed to giving Canadians better access to their community's natural, scientific and cultural heritage. With this exhibition, the Musée du Fjord is reaching out to the public to help them learn more about caribou and other deer in Canada, which are proud symbols of our country."

-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"The work of the Musée du Fjord team is something we can be proud of. The exhibition Panache: Caribou and Other Cervids of Canada will help educate thousands of visitors and promote the whole region, as it will travel to different museums in Canada at the end of its presentation in Saguenay."

-Denis Lemieux, Member of Parliament (Chicoutimi-Le Fjord)

"We're proud to receive this major grant. It shows that the Musée du Fjord's expertise is recognized nationally. Organizing scientific exhibitions is at the heart of our educational mission, and their circulation helps us present our high-quality productions to people in this area and beyond. We're also helping promote the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region in Canada. We would like to thank the Government of Canada for recognizing our professionalism and helping our exhibitions travel to other museums in Quebec and Canada."

-Francis Gauthier, Board Chairman of the Musée du Fjord

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Musée du Fjord

Museums Assistance Program - Access to Heritage

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