Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

March 03, 2008 12:54 ET

The Government of Canada Supports Alma's FLASHE Fete

ALMA, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - The Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, today announced funding for Alma's FLASHE Fete.

Funding of $9,000 will be used by the organization I.Q. L'Atelier to help organize FLASHE Fete, an event that features professional and up-and-coming performing artists and creators in the various disciplines of music, theatre, visual arts and crafts. FLASHE Fete will take place from March 26 to 29, 2008.

"The Government of Canada is pleased to support, under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program, I.Q. L'Atelier in organizing FLASHE Fete," said Minister Verner. "We are proud to partner with communities to support activities that celebrate local history, arts, and heritage."

"The FLASHE Fete 2008 organizing committee is very pleased to be able to enhance the presence of local artists thanks to the contribution of Canadian Heritage", said Ms Audrey Morissette, Coordinator of FLASHE Fete.

The new Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, announced in September 2007, provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in local activities that present arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage. This program will benefit many community events and celebrations in Canada throughout the coming year.

The Government of Canada is committed to building stronger communities and to providing all Canadians with opportunities to get involved in their communities and in celebrating Canadian arts and heritage.

This news release is available on the Internet at under Media Room.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage,
    Status of Women and Official Languages
    Dominic Gosselin
    Press Secretary
    Canadian Heritage
    Quebec Region
    Marie-Claude Cadorette
    Regional Manager Communications