Department of Canadian Heritage



Department of Canadian Heritage

May 12, 2014 09:30 ET

Dance and Music Take the Spotlight in Saint-Sauveur

Government of Canada provides financial support to the Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur

SAINT-SAUVEUR, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 12, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Shelly Glover, today announced $60,000 in funding for the 18th annual Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur, to be held from July 31 to August 9, 2014.

This investment, provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, will allow the Festival to showcase the talents of some sixty artists from Quebec, other parts of Canada and other countries by staging fifteen or more performances of classical music, ballet and contemporary dance.

Quick Facts

  • Some 25,000 people take part every year in the activities offered by the Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur.
  • The Festival includes a strong youth-awareness component. A special one-day event, Tohu Bohu, features activities such as free dance lessons and workshops given by professional and emerging artists.

Quotes

"Our Government is pleased to give local residents and visitors to the Laurentian region access to a top-notch cultural event showcasing both dance and music."

-Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"With this support from Canadian Heritage, the Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur can continue to pursue its goal of allowing Laurentian communities and Canadian and international artists to share deeply moving professional artistic encounters and experiences. Thank you for helping make these discoveries possible."

-Nathalie Grosshenny, Executive Director, Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur

Associated Links

Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
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