ST. ISIDORE, AB, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament (Peace River), on behalf of Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced support for the Comité culturel de St-Isidore's 32nd Carnaval de St-Isidore.
Funding of $21,300 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program will support the Comité culturel de St-Isidore in presenting this year's festival, which includes dance and musical performances, a snow-sculpting competition, sleigh rides, and traditional French-Canadian food.
- The festival, modeled after Québec City's famous Winter Carnival, will take place on February 15, 2014.
- Festivals and celebrations represent $66 million of Canada's gross domestic product.
- The culture sector accounts for more than 630,000 jobs.
"Our Government is proud to invest in community events like the Carnival de St-Isidore, which contribute to our collective identity and define who we are as Canadians."
—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage Minister and Official Languages
"The Carnival de St-Isidore is an important celebration for the local community, allowing residents and visitors to enjoy the best of French-Canadian arts, culture, food, and heritage."
—Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament (Peace River)
"Our culture is what defines us today, but also what we will leave behind for our children. We are proud to have a government that supports the art, culture, and official languages of our country."
—Chantal Monfette, President, Carnaval de St-Isidore
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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