Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

July 02, 2015 11:00 ET

Effervescence Grips Region in Lead-Up to 48th Festival d'ete de Quebec

Government of Canada proud to renew its support of major music festival

QUÉBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 2, 2015) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) and Department of Canadian Heritage

Acting on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Member of Parliament for Lévis-Bellechasse and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announces funding for the Festival d'été de Québec.

The assistance from Canada Economic Development, granted for the Festival's 2015 and 2016 editions, has been awarded in the form of a $1,260,000 non-repayable contribution through the Quebec Economic Development Program. This funding will go to supporting the promotion and commercialization of the event on foreign markets.

Canadian Heritage, in turn, has granted $600,000 for the 2015 edition of the Festival. Funding of $550,000, provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, will help offer audiences an array of shows in diverse musical genres, as well as activities in the city. Additional support of $50,000, provided through the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games - Community Celebrations Fund, will allow the Festival to offer its visitors a series of performances by artists from the Americas.

Quick facts

  • From July 9 to 19, 2015, and July 7 to 17, 2016, festival-goers will have the opportunity to take in concerts by major artists and discover new musical talents.
  • A diversified lineup of over 300 shows will be featured on 10 stages throughout the 11 days of the Festival for the benefit of music lovers from here and all over.
  • Reverberating on the region as a whole, the Festival d'été de Québec builds on Québec's international reputation, attracts numerous tourists and generates major economic benefits and media attention.

Quotes
"The Festival d'été de Québec is a major tourist attraction and key economic engine for the region. The funding being provided by our government is in line with our mandate to stimulate sectors of activity that, like tourism, contribute to Canada's economic health."

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

"Our government is proud to partner with the Festival d'été de Québec, a must-see event that brings together an impressive number of artists from different disciplines and allows the population to come together around a top-quality musical lineup."

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

Related links

http://www.infofestival.com/Home/

Quebec Economic Development Program

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Contact Information

  • Media Relations
    Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    514-283-8818
    media@dec-ced.gc.ca

    Vincent Rabault
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
    Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    514-496-1282
    vincent.rabault@miga-maig.gc.ca

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca

    Marisa Monnin
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788