Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

June 16, 2008 11:00 ET

Government of Canada Supports Louis Hemon Museum of Peribonka

PERIBONKA, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - Peribonka's Louis Hemon Museum, in partnership with the 100th Anniversary Committee, will highlight the village's centennial this summer by presenting a heritage interpretive program performed by local artists, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

Denis Lebel, Member of Parliament (Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean), on behalf of the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages and Minister for La Francophonie, today announced funding for the Peribonka Centennial Commemoration project.

The $20,000 in funding will enable the Museum to highlight Peribonka's Centennial by organizing various activities that make the general public aware of the region's historical heritage and showcase the talent of local artists.

"The Government of Canada is pleased to announce support for the Louis Hemon Museum to commemorate Peribonka's centennial," said Minister Verner. "We are proud to be associated with communities to support activities that celebrate history, arts, and heritage."

"It is important for new generations of Canadians to understand where they come from and to know about Canada's rich and diverse heritage," said Mr. Lebel. "The centennial celebrations will be a source of pride for all of the region's residents."

"The Louis-Hemon Museum of Peribonka is proud to be associated with the Department of Canadian Heritage, through its Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, to present activities that interpret history and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Municipality of Peribonka, in 2008," said Claude Simard, Director General of the Louis-Hemon Museum of Peribonka.

The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage (BCAH) program, announced in September 2007, provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in local activities that present arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage. This program will benefit many community events and celebrations throughout Canada this year.

This press release is also on the Internet at under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage,
    Status of Women and Official Languages
    and Minister for La Francophonie
    Dominic Gosselin
    Press Secretary
    Canadian Heritage
    Quebec Region
    Marie-Claude Cadorette
    Manager, Communications