SAINT-PLACIDE, QC, Feb. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Once again this year, the skies
of Lac des Deux-Montagnes will be brightened by hundreds of
multi-coloured kites, and visitors will be able to enjoy a wide range
of activities, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.
This was announced today by the Honourable Claude Carignan, Senator
(Mille Îles), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of
Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
Funding will support the Festi-Vent sur glace festival, which will take
place February 18 and 19. Residents and visitors alike are invited to
take part in a variety of music and dance shows, artistic performances,
exhibitions, children's activities, guided tours highlighting the
history of the area, and much more. Some 50 artists will participate,
and 200 volunteers will ensure the event runs smoothly.
"Canadians gave us a clear mandate to invest in organizations, such as
the Festi-Vent sur glace, that provide an opportunity for the public to
come together and for local artists to display their talents," said
Minister Moore. "Through this support, the Government of Canada is
delivering on its commitment to strengthen our economy and support the
arts, culture and heritage."
"Arts and culture stimulate creativity and innovation, making our
communities better places to live and work. Our Government's support of
the Festi-Vent sur glace festival will have a positive impact on the
Lower Laurentians area from both a cultural and an economic
perspective. Funding will allow the organization to present a variety
of activities that will showcase our artists, craftspeople, and
creators," said Senator Carignan.
"On behalf of Festi-Vent sur glace and Mayor of St-Placide
Denis Lavigne, I would like to thank the Department of Canadian
Heritage for its support of our 14th Festival. As a result, the event will be even better than ever," said
Brigitte DesRosiers, chair of Festi-Vent sur glace.
The main mandate of the Festi-Vent sur glace organization is to
contribute to culture and recreation in Saint-Placide in the Lower
Laurentians region, in addition to organizing this annual winter kite
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $17,600 under 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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(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)