Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

May 15, 2015 09:54 ET

Centre-du-Quebec Region Welcomes Classic Rock Lovers

Government of Canada Supports the third annual Saint-Pierre-Baptiste Rock Fest

SAINT-PIERRE-BAPTISTE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 15, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, Minister for La Francophonie and Member of Parliament (Mégantic-L'Érable), today announced $36,000 in funding for the third annual Saint-Pierre-Baptiste Rock Fest, which is taking place from August 28 to 30, 2015. Minister Paradis made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding is granted under the Local Festivals component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program. The Saint-Pierre-Baptiste Rock Fest will bring together artists and residents of Centre-du-Québec in a celebration of rock 'n' roll.

Quick Facts

  • Rock Fest will feature more than 100 artists over three days at the Saint-Pierre-Baptiste sugar bush.
  • Festival artists will get the crowd moving to the sound of rock music from all eras. The program will have three components: new and emerging artists, tribute bands and retro sounds.
  • The Festival will also have dance, circus and entertainment shows for children.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in this festival, which lets artists and residents in Centre-du-Québec take part in an event that celebrates rock 'n' roll as a defining feature of popular culture."

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

"We wish to thank the organizers and volunteers of Rock Fest, a must-see event that helps fuel the cultural and economic vitality of the Érable Region."

-The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, Minister for La Francophonie and Member of Parliament (Mégantic-L'Érable)

"With the support of Canadian Heritage, the third annual Rock Fest will encourage local artists to get involved in the community and let visitors take part in performances from Planet Rock. Saint-Pierre-Baptiste-a community that knows how to throw a party!"

-Serge Nadeau, President, Saint-Pierre-Baptiste Rock Fest

Associated Links

Rock Fest de Saint-Pierre-Baptiste (French only)

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Local Festivals component

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
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