Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 29, 2015 19:00 ET

Support for Brayon Culture and Vitality

Government of Canada supports Edmundston's Foire Brayonne

EDMUNDSTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - July 29, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and Member of Parliament (Madawaska-Restigouche), today announced funding of $21,800 under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program for Edmundston's Foire Brayonne. Minister Valcourt made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The 37th edition of the Foire Brayonne, a celebration of the culture and history of the Brayon people, starts today and continues through August 2, 2015. The activities include a show on local history presented by period storytellers, musical performances showcasing local artists in a range of genres, and demonstrations of how various artisanal products are made.

Quick Facts

  • The Foire Brayonne, created in 1979, is a five-day event that is one of the biggest French-Canadian festivals.
  • The highlights of this colourful festival are performances and cultural and sporting activities.
  • 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 major cultural events, like the Foire Brayonne, that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of our communities. This leading festival enables residents and visitors to celebrate and share the region's local heritage and distinct culture."

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

"I would like to congratulate all the team members and volunteers of the 37th Foire Brayonne. Year after year, this event brings joy to the hearts of Brayons while promoting artists from the region and beyond, to the great delight of those taking part in the festival."

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

"The Foire Brayonne works very hard to offer activities that reflect the Brayon culture. We are very happy that Canadian Heritage is supporting us in achieving these objectives."

-Doreen Pelletier, President, Foire Brayonne

Associated Links

Foire Brayonne

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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    Gilles Theriault
    Communications Manager
    Atlantic Region
    Canadian Heritage
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