Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

October 10, 2014 11:00 ET

The Centre des Arts de la Petite Eglise d'Edmundston Has an Exciting Second Season Lined Up

Government of Canada supports arts and culture in Edmundston

EDMUNDSTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Oct. 10, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Edmundston region will enjoy highly diverse musical and artistic programming presented by the Centre des arts de la petite église d'Edmundston from January to December 2015.

The Government of Canada will be providing $15,000 to the Centre des arts de la petite église d'Edmundston to support the programming. The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament (Madawaska-Restigouche), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The Centre des arts la Petite église d'Edmundston (CAPEE) is the most important cultural presenter in the region. During its second year of operation, it will offer more than 25 performances featuring popular and classical music, comedy and dance. Shows with an intimate atmosphere will be presented in CAPE hall, which has 100 seats. Léo-Poulin hall, which has 800 seats and is located in the Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany, will present shows of a more popular or mainstream nature.

Quick Facts

  • CAPEE's programming complements its multidisciplinary mandate, which is to provide citizens with quality artistic and cultural programming while developing and promoting local artists.
  • More than 8,800 people are expected to attend events CAPEE in 2015.

Quotes

"The Centre des arts de la petite église d'Edmundston has lined up a series of cultural experiences that will have wide appeal. Our Government is proud to be associated with organizations like CAPEE that contribute to the economic and cultural development of our communities."

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

"The Edmundston region is fortunate to have access to the Centre des arts de la petite église d'Edmundston, which offers diverse artistic and cultural programming. This organization contributes greatly to the well-being of people here and to their entertainment as well."

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

"Canadian Heritage's contribution will allow the public to discover up-and-coming artists and to rediscover established artists. The team at the Centre des arts d'Edmundston is very grateful for this assistance and feels that this type of partnership is very beneficial to the artistic community as a whole."

-Lynne Beaulieu Picard, Director, Centre des arts de la petite église d'Edmundston

Associated Links

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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