Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

October 14, 2014 14:33 ET

French Music and Song Unite Manitoba's Young Francophones and Francophiles

Le 100 NONS leads the Grand rassemblement des evenements musicaux

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Oct. 14, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $34,700 to Le 100 NONS for its project "Le Grand rassemblement des événements musicaux." This was announced today by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The Government of Canada is providing this financial support through the Community Life component of the Development of Official-Language Communities Program. This program is designed to foster the vitality of Canada's Francophone and Anglophone minority communities and enable them to participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life.

Quick Facts

  • The Grand rassemblement des événements musicaux is the result of the joint efforts of the Division scolaire franco-manitobaine, Canadian Parents for French Manitoba, the Service d'animation culturelle of the Université de Saint-Boniface and Le 100 NONS. It is a three-day gathering that brings together four events: the Festival Musique Jeunesse, Jeune Artiste du Manitoba, USB en spectacle and the Chicane Électrique.
  • The gathering will take place in Winnipeg in March 2015 during the Semaine nationale de la francophonie.
  • In preparation for the gathering, about 750 young people from across Manitoba will have the opportunity to take part in training activities in their community in various fields such as songwriting, composition and song performance.
  • Auditions will follow; around 20 groups made up of young amateur musicians, singers and singer-songwriters from French-language and immersion high schools, university, and the community will be invited to perform on stage in front of their peers during the gathering.


"Through French song, this unifying event will let young Francophones and Francophiles develop a real taste for Francophone culture and will equip them to take part in the artistic life of French Manitoba. The Government of Canada is proud to support this initiative that brings people together."

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

"This support from the Government of Canada for the Grand rassemblement des événements musicaux project will help Le 100 NONS and its partners give a new generation of Manitobans a chance to discover French-language song. This project will allow us to discover and start training the next Daniel Lavoie, marijosée, Daniel ROA, Geneviève Toupin and Kasperzick."

-M. Yan Dallaire, President, Le 100 NONS

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Development of Official-Language Communities Program

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