Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

August 07, 2014 09:00 ET

Making Way for the Next Generation of Musicians in Downtown Thetford Mines

Government of Canada supports the Festival Promutuel de la releve de Thetford Mines

THETFORD MINES, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 7, 2014) - 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 $10,900 in funding for the 21st Festival Promutuel de la relève de Thetford Mines, taking place from August 14 to 16, 2014. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding, provided through the Local Festivals component of the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program, will be used to present all kinds of musical acts featuring a variety of emerging artists.

Quick Facts

  • This year's Festival will offer more than 30 musical performances, presented free of charge on three stages in downtown Thetford Mines.
  • The Festival draws some 80,000 visitors each year and relies on the participation of 300 volunteers.
  • In addition to a wide range of family activities and entertainment, the lineup includes the Rendez-vous québécois de la jeune peinture, a competition for visual arts students and self-taught artists.

Quotes

"Congratulations to the Festival's organizers and volunteers, who are helping raise the profile of young musicians by giving them an exceptional showcase!"

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

"I invite all local residents and visitors to the beautiful Chaudière-Appalaches region to come and discover the talents of our up-and-coming young artists while enjoying this summer festival."

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

"The Festival Promutuel de la relève de Thetford Mines is an important summer event in the Thetford area, and we are proud to have had Canadian Heritage as a partner for more than 20 years in promoting the next generation of artists and artisans in the region."

-Michel Verreault, President, Festival Promutuel de la relève de Thetford Mines

Associated Links

Festival Promutuel de la relève de Thetford Mines (French only)

Building Communities through Arts and Heritage

Local Festivals component

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    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