Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

October 01, 2014 08:00 ET

Celebrating Winter in Campbellton

Government of Canada supports Festi-neige de Campbellton Sno-Fest

CAMPBELLTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Oct. 1, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The annual Festi-neige de Campbellton Sno-Fest will once again brighten the winter days for residents and visitors to Campbellton.

The Government of Canada is providing $18,100 in funding for the 2015 Festi-neige de Campbellton Sno-Fest through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program.

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.

The Festi-neige de Campbellton Sno-Fest Committee will present the 15th edition of its festival from February 19 to 22, 2015. Festivalgoers can enjoy a variety of activities, including musical performances by local artists and tours of the historic Athol House. The festival will also feature Mi'gmaw cultural dancing and storytelling, an art exhibit, and artisan demonstrations. About 225 local artists, artisans, and heritage presenters will take part in the festival.

Quick Facts

  • The Festi-neige de Campbellton Sno-Fest Committee is a local, non-profit organization that promotes local arts and heritage in the community.
  • About 100 volunteers will dedicate approximately 2,000 hours to coordinating this year's festival, with an expected attendance of 10,000 people over four days.

Quotes

"Our Government recognizes the importance of arts and heritage to our communities. Events like the Festi-neige de Campbellton Sno-Fest are not only great cultural events that bring citizens together; they also contribute to the local economy and to a community's well-being."

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

"I am pleased that our Government is committed to supporting community-based events, such as the Festi-neige de Campbellton Sno-Fest. This festival is a great opportunity for local artists and artisans to showcase their talents. I congratulate the organizers and volunteers who bring this annual winter event to Campbellton residents and visitors."

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

"Thanks to the funding received from Canadian Heritage, the Festi-neige de Campbellton Sno-Fest is able to offer our community a variety of activities. The diversity of activities is an advantage as it attracts different people. Our community is connected with three distinct cultures - French, English and Mi'gmaw. All three cultures are highlighted during our festival. Thanks for helping our festival grow!"

- Nancy Belliveau, Chair, Festi-neige de Campbellton Sno-Fest Committee

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

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

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