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Canada Economic Development

July 22, 2014 10:30 ET

Government of Canada Welcomes Launch of 2014 Foire Gourmande Outaouais - Est ontarien Programming

MONTEBELLO, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 22, 2014) - 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, welcomes the launch of the official programming for this year's Foire Gourmande Outaouais - Est ontarien, which takes place August 22nd to 24th in Montebello, Quebec, and Lefaivre, Ontario. This annual gastronomy fair is a joint initiative of the Table agroalimentaire de l'Outaouais (TAO) and the Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network.

Assistance was granted to the TAO in January 2014 in the form of $104,062 in non-repayable funding through Canada Economic Development's Quebec Economic Development Program.

Quick facts

  • This financial support enabled the TAO to put tools in place and organize activities, including the Foire Gourmande Outaouais - Est ontarien, to promote Outaouais agri-food businesses and their products.
  • The Foire serves as an exceptional showcase for the region's products by giving visitors the opportunity to make new discoveries and by allowing participating enterprises to forge new business partnerships.

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"By lending financial support to the Table agroalimentaire de l'Outaouais, our government is demonstrating its commitment to furthering the growth of our agri-food sector. I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone-visitors and regional businesses alike-an excellent Foire Gourmande 2014!"

Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Related links

Table agroalimentaire de l'Outaouais Web site: http://www.agro-outaouais.com/en/

Foire Gourmande Outaouais - Est ontarien Web site: http://www.foiregourmande.com/en/

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