A true success for the 16th edition of Les Journées de la culture!

MONTREAL, Sept. 30, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The 16th edition of Les Journées de la culture, which took place across the province over the weekend, was a true success! More than 3,000 activities were held in 362 Québec municipalities--a new record!

Participation figures for this edition will be known in a few weeks only. However, we can already assert that this is a record year in terms of participation, due to the great variety of activities that were offered throughout Québec.

The artists who took on the role of ambassadors for this edition of Les Journées de la culture joined the party, and could be seen attending the various activities offered during those three days.

For a second consecutive year, Métro Arts took the Montréal metro by storm by presenting 12 performances at the Berri-UQÀM station. These performances, punctuated with historical capsules, were developed in collaboration with Montreal's 375th Anniversary Bureau, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, the Musée des Hospitalières de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, the Montreal History Center, and the BAnQ.

In the national capital, many attended Sun Life Financial's creation workshop where they were invited to   participate in the making of a protector of arts and culture with sculptor Valérie Beaulieu, at Québec City's Urban Interpretation Centre/Maison Chevalier.

At the same time, there was a cultural rally going on in Gaspé, a quiz on Québec song in Chaudière-Appalaches, driftwood sculptures in Abitibi, murals out of plastic caps in the Lower St. Lawrence, poetry readings in Lanaudière, a collective work out of pillow cases in Mauricie… In short, there were thousands of opportunities to be seduced by arts and culture, and to have an unforgettable experience!

"To me, there's nothing I appreciate more than to see people, especially young people, exchange with artists, be taken by their work or discover the secrets of cultural occupations. During those three days, we were able to fully enjoy these unique moments, which show us that the work of democratizing culture is noble and is becoming all the more important in our society," said Louise Sicuro, President and CEO of Culture pour tous, and founder of Les Journées de la culture.

Finally, Culture pour tous--the organization that coordinates Les Journées de la culture--would like to thank its prime partners without whom such an event could not take place: the artists and cultural organizations, the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine as well as its major corporate partners, Hydro-Québec and Sun Life Financial, and its associate partner, Coop fédérée. See you again at the 17th edition of Les Journées de la Culture, which will be held on September 27, 28 and 29, 2013!

SOURCE: JOURNEES DE LA CULTURE

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Source: Culture pour tous

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