Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

October 05, 2010 16:09 ET

The Government of Canada Supports Coup de coeur francophone

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2010) - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding for the 24th edition of Coup de cœur francophone, a festival to be held from November 4 to 14, 2010, in Francophone communities throughout the country, featuring more than 350 artists.

"Coup de cœur francophone provides an extraordinary showcase for Francophone performers," said Minister Moore. "The Government of Canada is proud to help these artists build ties and partnerships with cultural presenters within our country and abroad. This will help them increase their exposure."

"Coup de cœur francophone is growing faster than any other arts event," added Alain Chartrand, executive and artistic director of Coup de cœur francophone. "A travelling festival, it will make an appearance in more than 30 cities across Canada. This year, the Yukon and Northwest Territories are joining the Coup de cœur network, thus ensuring that the festival reaches all of Canada's Francophone communities."

Founded in Montréal in 1987, Coup de cœur francophone is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and present local, national, and international song.

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $230,000 under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund. This program of the Department of Canadian Heritage is designed to give Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals and performances, and other artistic experiences.

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

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Jean-Luc Benoit - Director of Communications
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations