Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

April 08, 2015 10:00 ET

Government of Canada Supports the Festival du cheval de Princeville

PRINCEVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 8, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, Minister for La Francophonie and Member of Parliament (Mégantic-L'Érable), today announced $6,200 in funding for the 15th Festival du cheval de Princeville, which will be held from June 4 to 6, 2015. Minister Paradis made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The Government of Canada is providing this support through the Local Festivals component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program. This funding will help improve the Festival's shows component, which offers a range of activities for horse enthusiasts and country music lovers.

Quick Facts

  • The Festival du Cheval de Princeville receives nearly 25,000 visitors a year.
  • Activities at the four-day festival include performances, country dancing, rodeos, a mini-farm, horseback riding, a pony carousel, horse-drawn carriage rides and a parade through town.

Quotes

"As 2015 marks the 350th anniversary of the arrival of the first horses in New France, I am delighted that our Government is supporting the Festival du cheval de Princeville-an event that turns to arts and culture to showcase this important jewel of our agricultural heritage."

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

"I congratulate the festival organizers and volunteers, who have been helping make our community more vibrant for the past 15 years by presenting this popular top-notch event, where local talent gets a chance to shine."

-The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, Minister for La Francophonie and Member of Parliament (Mégantic-L'Érable)

Associated Links

Festival du cheval de Princeville (French only)

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Local Festivals

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Contact Information

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

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
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    media@pch.gc.ca