Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

November 13, 2014 10:00 ET

Eclectic Programming at the Vieux Bureau de Poste in Levis

Government of Canada supports series of performances

LEVIS, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Member of Parliament (Lévis-Bellechasse), today announced funding for Diffusion Avant Scène in Lévis. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. The presenter will receive $20,000 ($10,000 for the 2015-2016 fiscal year and $10,000 for 2016-2017) through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

Audiences at the Vieux Bureau de Poste (Old Post Office), the presenter's main performance hall, will be able to attend a multidisciplinary series of about 75 concerts, theatrical performances and literary presentations, as well as dance and comedy shows. Diffusion Avant Scène will also feature contemporary, jazz, folk, pop and world music. From January to December, the lineup will include performances by professional artists from various Canadian provinces.

Quick Facts

  • In addition to shows and performances, the public will be invited to attend community outreach events, including theatre, dance and music workshops led by professional artists.

  • Diffusion Avant Scène, a local non-profit organization, was founded in 2004 and has managed the venue since then.

  • The Vieux Bureau de Poste was built in 1929. It was transformed into a performance hall in 2000.

Quotes

"Our Government recognizes the important role of arts and culture in building dynamic communities and a solid economy. In the run-up to Canada's 150th anniversary in 2017, we are proud to invest in events like those offered by Diffusion Avant Scène, which provide a showcase for the arts and make it possible for the Canadian public to enjoy them."

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

"The Vieux Bureau de Poste offers multidisciplinary performances throughout the year. It is a key component of the cultural infrastructure of Quebec's Lévis region. Our Government is pleased to fund an organization that contributes to this community's economy as well as its quality of life."

-The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Member of Parliament (Lévis-Bellechasse)

"Canadian Heritage funding over the last two years has served as an important lever and has helped develop specific projects to broaden the range of shows for Lévis residents. It is with great pride that the Diffusion Avant Scène team accepts this multi-year support, which represents a clear recognition of our place as a major presenter and ensures stable funding for the next two years. This will help us consolidate our activities and continue to support local emerging artists!"

-Sophie Lemelin, Executive Director, Diffusion Avant Scène

Associated Links

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

Diffusion Avant-Scène (French only)

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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
    819-994-9101
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