Investing in Arts and Heritage in Cornwall

Centre culturel du Conseil de vie française de Cornwall receives support for the 5th annual Vive Cornwall festival

CORNWALL, ON, March 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada has provided $3,100 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to support the 5th annual Vive Cornwall festival, which will be held at the end of June 2014.

The announcement was made today by Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament (Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry), on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.

Quick Facts

  • The Centre culturel du Conseil de vie française de Cornwall is a local non-profit organization that serves the Francophone community of Cornwall and aims to promote and preserve the French language and culture through community-oriented cultural activities.
  • The Vive Cornwall festival celebrates the Francophone community in Cornwall with youth and family-oriented events and activities that are open to the entire community.

Quotes

"Vive Cornwall is a wonderful opportunity for community celebration that allows residents of Cornwall to take part in a variety of social and cultural activities. This kind of event boosts citizen engagement, inspires community action, and contributes to the vitality of our community."

—Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament (Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry)

"Our Government is proud to support organizations that contribute to the vitality and development of Ontario's Francophone communities. Our official languages are an integral part of our history, our identity, and our future."

—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The Centre culturel de Cornwall is happy to receive support from Canadian Heritage as part of its local festivals programs. Our Vive Cornwall festival is a gathering of Francophones that raises the community's visibility in Cornwall. The festival also encourages our artists by serving as a showcase for their talents. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all Canadian Heritage personnel for their fantastic cooperation."

—Lucie Hart, President, Centre culturel du Conseil de vie française de Cornwall

Associated Links

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Stay Connected

Follow us on Twitter @CdnHeritage, Youtube, Facebook, and Flickr.


SOURCE Canadian Heritage

For further information:

Marisa Monnin
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
819-997-7788

Jillian Lum
Manager of Regional Communications
Ontario Region
Canadian Heritage
416-973-2050
jillian.lum@pch.gc.ca

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
819-994-9101
1-866-569-6155
media@pch.gc.ca