Department of Canadian Heritage



Department of Canadian Heritage

August 29, 2014 09:00 ET

Supporting Arts and Heritage in Sault Ste. Marie

Friends of the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site receives federal support for its annual Fall Rendezvous event

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 29, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing the Friends of the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site with $18,600 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to support the 7th edition of Fall Rendezvous in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Bryan Hayes, Member of Parliament (Sault Ste. Marie), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • Friends of the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site is a local, non-profit organization that seeks to increase awareness of the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site and support its heritage activities.
  • Fall Rendezvous will take place at the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site from September 18 to 21 and will include historical re-enactors demonstrating 1880s military and civilian life, as well as music and storytelling performances and workshops.
  • The Site celebrated the grand opening of its new Heritage Discovery Centre, a year-round exhibition space, on July 17, 2014, funded in part through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.

Quotes

"Canada has a rich history, and our Government is proud to create opportunities for Canadians to learn about it. Heritage events like Fall Rendezvous bring communities together and give local artists an opportunity to showcase their creativity and talent."

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

"Congratulations to Friends of the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site for their work to increase awareness of this important historic site and its significance. I'm proud our Government is supporting this event, which celebrates our heritage and local culture."

-Bryan Hayes, Member of Parliament (Sault Ste. Marie)

"With the assistance of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Friends of the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site will be able to provide a four-day local festival that continues to educate residents, families, and visitors on the role played by local residents in the forming of Sault Ste. Marie as a community, and Canada as a country."

- Judy McGonigal, President, Friends of the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site

Associated Links

Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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