Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

August 21, 2014 09:00 ET

Chaudiere-Appalaches Project Brings Together Culture and Nature

Government of Canada supports 16th annual Sur le Chemin des Artisans

THETFORD MINES, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 21, 2014) - 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 $12,500 in funding for the 16th annual Sur le Chemin des Artisans. 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 event, scheduled for September 20 to 28, 2014, will showcase the handicrafts and heritage of the Chaudière-Appalaches region.

Quick Facts

  • The 16th edition will take place over two weekends, on September 20, 21, 27 and 28.
  • Organizers can rely on the participation of nearly 50 artists and some 100 volunteers.
  • The event's 16,000 expected visitors will be able to tour some 30 exhibition sites, where local visual artists and craftspeople will open the doors to their workshops.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in projects that give local artists a chance to build strong communities by taking part in the life of their own community."

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

"We wish to thank organizers and volunteers for allowing residents of the region-and visitors who have the pleasure of discovering it-to see our local artists and artisans at work."

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

"This important Canadian Heritage funding gives us recognition and encouragement to continue showcasing talented people in the visual arts and handicrafts-which, to a large extent, forms the basis of our regional heritage."

- Pierre Sévigny, President, Sur le Chemin des Artisans

Associated Links

Sur le Chemin des Artisans (French only)

Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program

Local Festivals component

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

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