SAINT-LÉON-DE-STANDON, QC, April 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Residents and visitors
in Saint-Léon-de-Standon will have an opportunity to take part in this
local visual arts symposium, thanks to an investment from the
Government of Canada. This was announced today by the Honourable Steven
Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament
(Lévis-Bellechasse), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister
of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
Funding will support the 8th edition of the Symposium Artiste et Patrimonial, which will take place
June 23 and 24, 2012. About 18 local visual artists will present their
works at this symposium, where the public will be able to meet the
artists and observe them in the creative process. Kiosks will be set up
at various sites in the heart of the village of Saint-Léon-de-Standon.
The event will call upon more than 30 volunteers and 700 people are
expected to attend.
"Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in
events such as the Symposium Artiste et Patrimonial," said Minister
Moore. "We believe that these investments are essential to the strength
of our economy and our communities."
"I am pleased that this funding from the Government of Canada will help
the community of Saint-Léon-de-Standon present the Symposium Artiste et
Patrimonial," said Minister Blaney. "I would like to congratulate the
organizers, volunteers, and artists who ensure that residents and
tourists in this part of Quebec have an opportunity to experience our
rich cultural heritage and to appreciate the skill of our gifted
"For the past six years, the Symposium artistique has demonstrated the
interest that people have shown for art in all its forms. The Espaces
Mémoires in Saint-Léon-de-Standon show the passion that people have for
their history and their roots. Combining the two—art and history—in a
major event can only be a success. We thank the Government of Canada
for its support of our event," said members of the Corporation de
développement socio-économique de Saint-Léon-de-Standon.
The Corporation de développement socio-économique de
Saint-Léon-de-Standon is a non-profit organization that promotes this
community's social, cultural, and tourist development.
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $2,300 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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