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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