Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

April 08, 2015 10:00 ET

Making Way for a Variety of Concerts in Estrie

Government of Canada supports the Festival Saint-Zenon-de-Piopolis

MONTREAL, 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 $20,000 in funding over two years for the Festival Saint-Zénon-de-Piopolis ($10,000 for 2015-16, and $10,000 for 2016-17). Minister Paradis made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding, provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, will help the Festival Saint-Zénon-de-Piopolis offer an original and diverse lineup featuring classical, jazz, folk and pop music.

Quick Facts

  • The Comité culturel de Piopolis presents eight concerts of various types annually, two of them with commentary (including discussions between artists and the audience).
  • The Festival also has audience development activities to encourage children to participate.
  • Festival activities will take place at the Église Saint-Zénon-de-Piopolis and at Halte des Zouaves (outdoor site).

Quotes

"Our Government is pleased to support the Festival Saint-Zénon-de-Piopolis, a popular event that showcases the remarkable creativity of artists from the region and abeyond."

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

"The Festival Saint-Zénon-de-Piopolis helps enrich and diversify culture in Estrie by giving communities access to a wide range of artistic experiences. Thank you to all the artists and artisans!"

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

"Thanks to this grant from Canadian Heritage, the Festival St-Zénon-de-Piopolis can give residents and tourists in the Eastern Townships affordable access to a wide range of quality concerts. The Festival promotes cultural diversity, professional musical creation and audience development by featuring up-and-coming young artists from Quebec and other Canadian provinces."

-Johanne Riopelle, Acting President and Treasurer, Comité culturel de Piopolis inc.

Associated Links

Festival Saint-Zénon-de-Piopolis

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
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