Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 21, 2014 13:21 ET

Summer Fun for the Whole Family in Saint-Ferdinand

Federal government announces support for the Fetes du Lac William

SAINT-FERDINAND, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - July 21, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, Minister for La Francophonie and Member of Parliament (Mégantic-L'Érable), announced $5,800 in funding for the 27th Fêtes du Lac William, which took place July 17 to 20, 2014, at the Saint-Ferdinand marina. Minister Paradis made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding, provided by the Government of Canada through the Local Festivals component of the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program, helped bring residents of Saint-Ferdinand and visitors to the area together to enjoy a variety of family-oriented activities.

Quick Facts

  • The Fêtes du Lac William are held on the lakefront and involve the participation of 250 volunteers.
  • Attracting some 4,000 visitors, the activities include live folk music and other concerts, dance performances and events for children.

Quotes

"Congratulations to the organizers and volunteers of the Fêtes du Lac William, who have created a highly popular festive event that contributes to the vibrancy of the community of Saint-Ferdinand."

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

"I am pleased that local residents and visitors to the Saint-Ferdinand area enjoyed the many activities offered on the shores of magnificent Lac William during this event, which has become a local tradition."

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

"The organizing committee for the 27th Fêtes du Lac William wishes to thank Canadian Heritage for its financial support, which has helped ensure the success of our festivities."

- Luc Girard, Chair of the Fêtes du Lac William organizing committee

Associated Links

Fêtes du Lac William (French only)

Building Communities through Arts and Heritage

Local Festivals Component

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  • Marisa Monnin
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    and Official Languages
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