Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

April 28, 2008 14:00 ET

The Government of Canada Supports Municipality of Bois-Franc

BOIS-FRANC, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 28, 2008) - The performance hall of the Donat-Hubert Community and Cultural Centre in Bois-Franc will soon be able to hold more activities, events, and quality professional performances, thanks to funding from the Government of Canada.

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, on behalf of the Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages, today announced financial assistance for the Municipality of Bois-Franc.

Funding of $7,316 will be used to purchase lighting and sound equipment, as well as to install a movable stage that will significantly expand the use of the performance hall at the Donat-Hubert Community and Cultural Centre. This investment will allow the centre to offer more large-scale cultural events, including comedy and musical shows and theatrical presentations.

"This funding clearly demonstrates the Government of Canada's commitment to the arts and culture," said Minister Verner. "We are proud to invest in culture, a field that has a real impact on the lives of citizens. By supporting culture, we are helping ensure the social and economic vitality of Canadian communities."

"The Government of Canada recognizes the important role that the Donat-Hubert Community and Cultural Centre's performance hall plays in the community of Bois-Franc," said Minister Cannon. "There is no doubt that significantly improving physical and technical aspects of the performance hall will also foster creativity and artistic innovation."

"The Municipality of Bois-Franc would like to highlight the wonderful cooperation of the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities," said Armand Hubert, Mayor of Bois-Franc. "This support will allow us to continue presenting shows and to improve the 5th Festival Country de Bois-Franc, which is more popular than ever. I am very pleased about the addition of this equipment to our community."

The Government of Canada has provided this funding through the Cultural Spaces Canada Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program contributes to improved physical conditions for artistic creativity and presentation or exhibition. It is designed to improve access for Canadians to the performing, visual, and media arts, as well as to museum collections and heritage exhibitions.

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Media Room.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage,
    Status of Women and Official Languages
    Dominic Gosselin
    Press Secretary
    819-997-7788
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Marie-Claude Cadorette
    Regional Manager, Communications
    Quebec Region
    514-283-4027