Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

March 18, 2015 10:30 ET

Government of Canada Supports the Festival Petits Bonheurs, a Cultural Event for Young Children

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - March 18, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $15,000 in funding for the 11th Festival Petits bonheurs in Montréal. This funding, provided through the Programming component of the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, will help introduce children aged 6 and under to the arts and offer cultural mediation workshops to disadvantaged families.

Quick Facts

  • The Festival Petits bonheurs will take place from May 1 to 10, 2015. It presents around 60 theatre, dance and music events, with 240 performances at more than 30 venues in Montréal.
  • The Festival also has a component for theatre professionals that consists of workshops, conferences and internships.
  • The organization has developed partnerships to present regional, national and international shows.

Quotes

"I am delighted that our Government is supporting the Festival Petits bonheurs, an event that is revitalizing Montréal culture and allows young children and their families to make artistic discoveries and let their creativity run free."

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

"For the 11th annual Rendez-vous culturel des tout-petits, the Festival Petits bonheurs is inviting you to discover a lively, rich and varied lineup combining music, puppetry, circus and dance. Our team will offer a full range of artistic discoveries which, while geared toward the youngest spectators, are sure to captivate visitors of all ages."

- Marion Delpierre, Coordinator and Program Manager, Festival Petits bonheurs

Associated Links

Festival Petits bonheurs (French only)

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Contact Information

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

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