Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

March 03, 2015 12:00 ET

Maple Products at the Heart of Public Celebration

Government of Canada supports the Festival des sucres de Saint-Pierre-Baptiste

SAINT-PIERRE-BAPTISTE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 3, 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 $26,700 in funding for the Festival des sucres de Saint-Pierre-Baptiste. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
The Government of Canada is providing this funding under the Local Festivals component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program.

Quick Facts

  • The 58th Festival des sucres de Saint-Pierre-Baptiste is expected to draw around 5,200 visitors and will showcase the talent of more than 70 local artists and performers.
  • From May 14 to 17, visitors can sample delicious maple products while enjoying family-oriented shows and activities.
  • The lineup will include an amateur music and dance gala, a country evening, a family-themed day with shows, circus performances and demonstrations by a local blacksmith.
  • The three-day festival will be supported by 125 volunteers at every stage of the event.

Quotes

"I congratulate the volunteers and organizers who have worked hard to offer a festive event that showcases the region's musical and culinary heritage."

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

"We are pleased to support this popular event, which brings together residents of the L'Érable region while providing an ideal forum for local artists."

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

"Canadian Heritage has been a loyal partner of our event for many years. Government of Canada funding helps showcase our local artists and artisans, while supporting a team of passionate volunteers for a Festival that will mark its 58th edition in 2015."

-Serge Nadeau, President, Festival des Sucres de Saint-Pierre-Baptiste

Associated Links

Festival des sucres de Saint-Pierre-Baptiste (French only)

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Local Festivals

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

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
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