Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

August 05, 2014 17:00 ET

Montreal to Be Treated to Four Nights of Blues

Government of Canada supports FestiBlues International de Montreal

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 5, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $35,000 in funding for the 17th FestiBlues International de Montréal, which is taking place from August 7 to 10, 2014. This funding, provided through the Programming component of the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, will be used to give a showcase to established and emerging blues artists and to help at-risk youth integrate into the job market.

Quick Facts

  • FestiBlues will present around 40 shows in Montréal's Ahuntsic Park and at various venues in the north of the island.
  • The 2014 edition, which will feature about 50 artists from Quebec, the rest of Canada, the United States and Europe, is expected to receive 25,000 visitors.
  • FestiBlues is mindful of its environmental, social and economic impact, and operates on the principle of sustainable development.

Quotes

"I am delighted that our Government is supporting FestiBlues International de Montréal, an event that revitalizes culture in the Ahuntsic district, in addition to giving dozens of young people a chance to help organize the festival and discover new talents."

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

Associated Links

FestiBlues International de Montréal

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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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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