Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

March 16, 2015 09:30 ET

Fighting Winter Blues With the HubCap Comedy Festival

Government of Canada provides support for the HubCap Comedy Festival

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - March 16, 2015) - The Government of Canada is providing a total investment of $60,000 ($30,000 in 2015-2016 and $30,000 in 2016-2017) to the Hubcap Comedy Festival de l'humour Inc. This support is being provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund for the next two editions of the HubCap Comedy Festival.
Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe), announced the funding today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The next editions of the Hubcap Comedy Festival in Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview will be from January 30 to February 6, 2016, and from February 4 to 11, 2017.
  • Planned programming for the upcoming festivals includes at least 30 performances and features more than 25 culturally diverse artists from across Canada and the United States performing in both official languages.
  • Other activities include free performances and workshops at secondary schools, colleges, universities and public venues.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in cultural initiatives that contribute to the quality of life of our communities and help boost our local economy. The HubCap Comedy Festival has become a top-notch cultural event in the region."

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

"The HubCap Comedy Festival has been offering great laughs to the Greater Moncton region for the past 15 years. It surely helps local emerging comics and well-known headliners break the winter monotony with great artistic showcases for people of all ages."

-Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe)

"The HubCap Comedy Festival has just celebrated our 15th anniversary, and the Department of Canadian Heritage has been there with us at each step of the way. Without their support, we would not be able to mount such a successful arts and cultural event that stimulates both Greater Moncton's sense of humour and its economy in the dead of winter."

-Robert Gallant, General Manager, HubCap Comedy Festival

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HubCap Comedy Festival

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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  • Marisa Monnin
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    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
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