Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 23, 2015 09:21 ET

Support for Arts and Culture in Northwestern New Brunswick

Government of Canada supports the Societe culturelle des Hauts-Plateaux

SAINT-QUENTIN, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - June 23, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament (Madawaska-Restigouche), today announced a total of $32,375 in funding for the Société culturelle des Hauts-Plateaux to support its 2015-16 and 2016-17 programming. Minister Valcourt made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The multi-year contribution comes from the Canada Arts Presentation Fund. Over the next two years, around 30 artists, ensembles and companies from New Brunswick and Quebec will perform in Kedgwick and Saint-Quentin. This year, the organization will also present an additional concert on July 2 with Caribbean performers to celebrate the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games being held in Canada.

Quick Facts

  • The Société culturelle des Hauts-Plateaux, established in 1989, is a multidisciplinary arts presenter in Saint-Quentin in rural northwestern New Brunswick.
  • The Société provides cultural enrichment and development for all the French-speaking residents of the area it serves.
  • The organization will present two annual French-language programs, each featuring about 15 performances in a variety of disciplines, including world music, pop and contemporary music, theatre, dance, comedy and visual arts. Audience development activities will also be held.

Quotes

"Our Government is pleased to support the Société culturelle des Hauts-Plateaux, which offers the region's reisdent and visitors activities that highlight arts and culture. Events like these benefit the local economy and enhance the quality of life in our communities."

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

"Our Government's support will help the Société culturelle des Hauts-Plateaux present artists from the region and beyond. I would like to congratulate the organizers, whose effort and dedication provide audiences with diverse and enriching cultural experiences."

-The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament (Madawaska-Restigouche)

"In addition to annual support, the Société culturelle des Hauts-Plateaux will offer up something new this year with summer performances by celebrated artists, made possible through funding from Canadian Heritage."

-France H. Levesque, Executive Director, Société culturelle des Hauts-Plateaux

Associated Links

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

Société culturelle des Hauts-Plateaux (French only)

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