Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

April 09, 2015 11:00 ET

Support for Culture in Lac-Megantic

Government of Canada Provides Funding for Comite culturel Megantic

LAC-MÉGANTIC, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 9, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, Minister for La Francophonie and M.P for Mégantic-L'Érable, today announced $40,000 in funding over two years ($20,000 in 2015-2016 and $20,000 in 2016-2017) for the Comité culturel Mégantic. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding, granted by the Government of Canada under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, will support the art presenter's activities and enrich its programming.

Quick Facts

  • The Comité culturel Mégantic presents a wide range of performances at Auditorium Montignac, Cabaret Montignac and Église Sainte-Agnès.
  • Programming for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 includes some 20 dance, comedy, music, singing and theatre performances.
  • The Comité also offers shows for young people, as well as audience awareness and development activities.

Quotes

"It is very important to our government to support organizations that ensure that Canadians in all regions of the country can have access to artistic performances of the highest quality, in their own community. This is precisely what the Comité culturel Mégantic is doing."

- Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"I am proud of the work of the Comité culturel Mégantic, which has rolled up its sleeves and been creative in its efforts to continue offering quality performances that contribute to the region's vitality."

- Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, Minister for La Francophonie and M.P for Mégantic-L'Érable

"We are very pleased with the growth and progress of our organization, which is benefitting from financial support for the next two years."

- Pierre Paquet, General Manager and Artistic Director, Comité culturel de Mégantic

Associated Links

Comité culturel Lac-Mégantic inc. (French only)

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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  • Marisa Monnin
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    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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