SAINT-PIERRE-BAPTISTE, QC, Jan. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Residents of
Saint-Pierre-Baptiste will be able to celebrate the 125th anniversary of their town, thanks to an investment from the Government
of Canada. This was announced today by the Honourable Christian
Paradis, Minister of Industry, Minister of State (Agriculture), and
Member of Parliament (Mégantic-L'Érable), on behalf of the Honourable
James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
Funding will support a diverse array of activities from June 29 to July
1, 2012 to mark this historic anniversary. Celebrations will include
musical performances, a play, a photo exhibit on the history of
Saint-Pierre-Baptiste, and a children's show. More than 5,000 visitors
are expected for the event, and organizers are counting on the
participation of more than 100 volunteers and over 100 local artists.
"Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in
important milestones like the 125th anniversary of Saint-Pierre-Baptiste," said Minister Moore. "By
supporting these anniversaries, our Government is delivering on its
commitment to strengthen our economy and support our arts, culture, and
"The activities planned for the 125th anniversary of Saint-Pierre-Baptiste will help get citizens involved in
their community and allow a number of artists to tell the story of
their part of the country," said Minister Paradis. "Thanks to this
investment from the Government of Canada, thousands of visitors will be
able to discover the rich heritage of part of the Centre-du-Québec
region, while promoting the development of its economy and tourism."
"The Comité du 125e is enthusiastic about being able to present the planned activities to
the public," said Serge Nadeau, Director of the Comité des loisirs et
de développement de Saint-Pierre-Baptiste. "We would like to thank
ministers James Moore and Christian Paradis for their support on behalf
of the Government of Canada for the celebrations of the 125th anniversary of Saint-Pierre-Baptiste."
The Comité des loisirs et de développement de Saint-Pierre-Baptiste,
along with other sub-committees, acts as the organizing committee to
produce, plan, and coordinate the celebrations for the 125th anniversary of Saint-Pierre-Baptiste.
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $39,320 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program provides
Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that
present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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