MONTRÉAL, March 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Once again this year, young children and their parents will be able to attend the Festival Petits bonheurs de Montréal, thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada. This was announced today by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
The 8th edition of the Festival Petits bonheurs will take place from May 4 to 13, 2012. This event promotes arts awareness among children up to 6 years old. Close to 80 artists and professional arts organizations will present theatre, dance, and music performances, specifically designed for young audiences. In addition to the performances, the event will offer educational activities for families, as well as development activities for arts professionals who perform for preschoolers.
"Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in cultural events such as the Festival Petits bonheurs de Montréal," said Minister Moore. "By supporting these events, our Government is delivering on its commitment to strengthen our economy, boost tourism, and support our arts, culture, and heritage."
Petits bonheurs is a cultural presenter that introduces children between the ages of 0 and 6 to various artistic disciplines and gives them the opportunity to explore the world of creativity. The organization seeks to create a sustainable dialogue between the social and the cultural, while decentralizing culture.
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $10,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.
(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)
For further information:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
Director, Regional Communications