VILLE-MARIE, QC, June 14, 2012 /CNW/ - New investments from the
Government of Canada will stimulate growth in the agri-food and tourism
industries, as well as the cultural community in the
Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Northeastern Ontario regions. The Honourable
James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages,
today announced support for the Foire gourmande de
l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue et du Nord-est ontarien, which is taking place
from August 16 to 19, 2012.
The 2012 edition of the fair will offer the 42,000 expected visitors
popular music concerts, family activities, arts and crafts, and of
course, the region's gourmet talent and skill. More than 400 volunteers
will support the work of about 100 local artists, artisans, and
historical heritage performers.
"Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians: to invest in
major events such as the Foire gourmande de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue et
du Nord-Est ontarien," said Minister Moore. "By supporting this type of
activity, we are energizing economic development, tourism, and the
vitality of different regions of our country."
"The Foire gourmande de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue et du Nord-Est ontarien
recognizes the significant contribution to our event made by Canadian
Heritage. Thanks to this funding, we can promote local artists and
artisans at our various performing venues," said Denis Nolet and
Normand Olivier, co-chairs of the event.
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $35,900 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 the history and heritage
of a region.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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