Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 03, 2015 10:00 ET

Thetford Mines Welcomes Musicians and Music Lovers

Government of Canada supports the 22nd Festival Promutuel de la releve de Thetford Mines

THETFORD MINES, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 3, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, Minister for La Francophonie and Member of Parliament (Mégantic-L'Érable), today announced $14,500 in funding for the 22nd Festival Promutuel de la relève de Thetford Mines. The Government of Canada is providing this support under the Local Festivals component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program. Minister Paradis made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • From August 20 to 22, up to 100 local singers, musicians and bands will perform on three stages in downtown Thetford Mines.
  • The Festival will feature various musical styles, ranging from blues to rock to popular music.
  • The event is expected to attract 75,000 visitors, who can attend completely free of charge.
  • The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in dynamic cultural events that bring people together, as the Festival Promutuel de la relève de Thetford Mines has done for 22 years."

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

"We are delighted to support this annual event featuring artists from our region by giving them an exceptional opportunity to perform before members of their community."

- The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, Minister for La Francophonie and Member of Parliament (Mégantic-L'Érable)

"We greatly appreciate the involvement of Canadian Heritage, which has been providing financial support to the Festival Promutuel de la relève de Thetford Mines for several years. This invaluable support helps showcase the artists and artisans of the region on the different sites and stages in downtown Thetford Mines and allows us to present a program that is free of charge for thousands of festival goers. We are very proud of this."

- Michel Verreault, President, Festival Promutuel de la relève de Thetford Mines

Associated Links

Festival Promutuel de la relève de Thetford Mines

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Local Festivals component

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