Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

July 28, 2005 10:02 ET

Government of Canada Supports the 17th FrancoFolies de Montreal

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - July 28, 2005) - Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Status of Women Liza Frulla today announced $75,000 in funding for the 17th edition of the FrancoFolies de Montreal, which takes place from July 28 to August 6, 2005.

"I am pleased to support this extraordinary celebration of French song," said Minister Frulla. "I encourage all Montrealers and Canadians to come to the FrancoFolies in Montreal this summer, where they can enjoy the music of established and emerging French-language singers from Canada and around the world."

More than 1,000 Canadian and international Francophone artists take part in this large-scale cultural event, which includes close to 200 free indoor and outdoor shows.

Financial assistance is provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage through its Arts Presentation Canada program. The program seeks to give Canadians more access to direct experiences of the diversity and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentation of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences provided by arts presenters.

Funding announced today was provided for in the February 2005 federal budget.

(This news release is available on the Internet at under Media Room.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Minister responsible for Status of Women
    Jean-François Del Torchio, Press Secretary
    (819) 997-7788
    Veronick Raymond
    Canadian Heritage - Quebec Region
    Director, Public Affairs
    (514) 283-7698