Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

October 06, 2014 08:00 ET

Campbellton Salmon Festival, a Celebration of Maritime Entertainment and Hospitality

Government of Canada supports the 2015 Campbellton Salmon Festival

CAMPBELLTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Oct. 6, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Salmon Festival in Campbellton is an annual celebration that showcases the world-famous salmon heritage of the Restigouche region through rich cultural experiences.

The Government of Canada is providing a total of $19,500 in funding to the Campbellton Salmon Festival du Saumon Committee for its 2015 event.

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament (Madawaska-Restigouche), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

From June 29 to July 5, 2015, Campbellton is inviting visitors to the 48th edition of the Campbellton Salmon Festival. Activities include musical performances by local bands, Aboriginal performances, an art exhibition, a poetry reading and demonstrations of local heritage. Those taking part will have the opportunity to admire the work and talent of 295 local artists and artisans and presenters at this event.

Quick Facts

  • Campbellton is the capital of salmon country; sport fishing enthusiasts travel from around the world to this part of New Brunswick in search of Atlantic salmon.
  • A 8.5-metre stainless steel salmon sculpture on Campbellton's waterfront honours the king of game fish, whose name is "Restigouche Sam."
  • The project will involve 100 volunteers in managing, implementing and evaluating the seven-day festival. The expected attendance is 15,000.

Quotes

"Our Government recognizes the value that arts and culture bring to our communities through events like the Campbelton Salmon Festival. They are a reflection of our country's rich cultural diversity and heritage."

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

"The Campbellton Salmon Festival is a well-established cultural event that helps stimulate the local economy. I am looking forward to the 2015 edition, which will provide local artists and artisans a great opportunity to showcase their talent."

- The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament (Madawaska-Restigouche)

"The Campbellton Salmon Festival would like to thank the Department of Canadian Heritage for giving us the opportunity to offer more to our community. These funds will help us increase our activities, have more variety and help our festival grow. Our diverse culture-a blend of French, English and Mi'gmaw-will be highlighted and will hopefully entice numerous people to our great festival."

-Jennifer Thompson Vicaire, President of the Campbellton Salmon Festival

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

    Gilles Theriault
    Communications Manager
    Atlantic Region
    Department of Canadian Heritage
    506-851-3980

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