Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

August 20, 2014 09:00 ET

One of the Oldest Municipalities in Estrie Proudly Marks its 150th Anniversary

Government of Canada Supports Saint-Romain's 150th anniversary celebrations

SAINT-ROMAIN, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 20, 2014) - Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, Minister for La Francophonie and Member of Parliament (Mégantic-L'Érable), today announced $22,100 in funding for the Comité des Fêtes du 150e de Saint-Romain (Saint-Romain 150th Anniversary Celebration Committee). Minister Paradis made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. This funding is provided under the Community Anniversaries component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program.

The event, spread out over nine days between January 1 and October 31, 2015, will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the parish of Saint-Romain, located in the regional county municipality of Granit.

Quick Facts

  • The 150th anniversary of this municipality, a community of nearly 800 residents, will feature the work of more than 50 artists, artisans and performers offering live music, demonstrations and guided tours.

  • Nearly 5,000 people will be invited to take part in the festivities, which will take place over 10 months and have the support of around 200 volunteers.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to be associated with Saint-Romain's 150th anniversary project, which will celebrate the community's heritage while stimulating local development."

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

"We thank event organizers and volunteers for giving visitors to the Eastern Townships a chance to discover the talent and skill of Saint-Romain residents in a festive environment."

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

"We are honoured to have the support of Canadian Heritage for our festivities and commemorations. We hope that the 150th anniversary will live up to the community's expectations, and we invite everyone to come out in large numbers for the activities."

-Éric Boulanger, Chair, Comité des Fêtes du 150e de Saint-Romain

Associated Links

Municipalité de Saint-Romain (French only)

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Community Anniversaries

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