Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

April 17, 2014 11:00 ET

Promoting Musical Culture in the Eastern Townships: Government of Canada Provides Funding for the OFF Festival des harmonies et orchestres symphoniques du Quebec

SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 17, 2014) - Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover today announced $64,600 in funding for the 11th OFF Festival des harmonies et orchestres symphoniques du Québec, which will take place in Sherbrooke from May 1 to 25, 2014.

This funding, provided by the Government of Canada through the Local Festivals component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, will help promote musical activity in Sherbrooke through music initiation workshops, concert-meals, evening shows, and outdoor concerts.

Quick Facts

  • The 2014 OFF Festival des harmonies et orchestres symphoniques du Québec, expected to draw nearly 48,000 visitors, will highlight the talent of more than 800 local artists and rely on the involvement of 90 volunteers.
  • Activities will be held at various businesses, learning institutions, health care centres, and outdoor public venues in Sherbrooke.
  • The OFF Festival des harmonies et orchestres symphoniques du Québec is organized by the Corporation du printemps musical de Sherbrooke.

Quotes

"I am delighted that our Government is supporting the OFF Festival, which relies on citizen participation and the involvement of local artists to promote musical culture among Canadians. This event provides an exceptional showcase for the talent of musicians from the Sherbrooke region while helping enrich our collective heritage."

-Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"We wish to thank the Department of Canadian Heritage and Minister Shelly Glover for their renewed support for the Corporation du printemps musical. Their contribution of $64,600 for 2014 will contribute to the ongoing development of the OFF Festival and improve its programming. Canadian Heritage is a loyal partner that cares about the development of young musicians and the arts community."

-Wilfrid Morin, President, Corporation du printemps musical de Sherbrooke

Associated Links

OFF Festival des harmonies et orchestres symphoniques du Québec

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
    Canadian Heritage
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