Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 30, 2014 10:00 ET

Music and Entertainment on Offer in Saint-Pierre-Baptiste

Government of Canada provides funding for the second annual Rockfest

SAINT-PIERRE-BAPTISTE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 30, 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 $24,000 in funding for the second annual Rockfest. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding is provided by the Government of Canada under the Local Festivals component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program. From August 22 to 24, 2014, residents of Saint-Pierre-Baptiste and neighbouring communities will be treated to a weekend of music concerts in a festive atmosphere.

Quick Facts

  • Rockfest 2014, which will last for three days, is taking place in the sugar bush in the municipality of Saint-Pierre-Baptiste.
  • The festival showcases the talent of more than 35 local artists, musicians, and singers.
  • Rockfest will rely on the participation of around 100 volunteers, who will welcome more than 6,500 festival visitors.

Quotes

"We are proud to invest in projects that let local artists take part in the life of their community and help make it stronger."

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

"I wish to thank Rockfest organizers and volunteers for giving residents of the Érable region a chance to enjoy and appreciate the talent of local artists."

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

"The Rockfest team is delighted to receive funding for this major cultural project in Saint-Pierre Baptiste. This will promote and rapidly advance the committee's objective, which is to provide a showcase for local artists and the arts."

-Serge Nadeau, Rockfest President

Associated Links

Rockfest (French only)

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Local Festivals component

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

    Media Relations
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