Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

January 30, 2015 09:30 ET

Saint-Felicien Celebrates its 150th Anniversary

Government of Canada provides support for commemorative project

SAINT-FÉLICIEN, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 30, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $500,000 to Saint-Félicien for La Place du 150e. This funding is being provided under Canadian Heritage's Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program.

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • Saint-Félicien was founded in 1865.
  • To commemorate this anniversary, Saint-Félicien's Maison de la culture will be transformed into La Place du 150e. The building's facades will be renovated and the exterior site redeveloped.
  • La Place du 150e will showcase Saint-Félicien's heritage and its cultural and tourist attractions, as well as any events related to its history and foundation.
  • The site will also provide a venue where various performances and activities will be presented free of charge to the public.
  • The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support legacy projects that mark significant events in our communities' history. These anniversaries bring Canadians together, strengthen our communities, and help us remember and take pride in our shared past."

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

"This year is an important one for Saint-Félicien, and our Government's investment will give residents the opportunity to celebrate this milestone and have a lasting reminder of it."

- The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"We would like to thank the Government of Canada for the funding provided to honour the historical memory of our community on this 150th anniversary. The extent of this contribution demonstrates the respect given to those brave communities, like Saint-Félicien, that have helped build the great country that is Canada."

- His Worship Gilles Potvin, Mayor, Saint-Félicien

Associated Links

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program

Ville de Saint-Félicien (in French only)

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