Modern Presentation of Industrial Heritage in Shawinigan

The Government of Canada supports the Cité de l'énergie

SHAWINIGAN, QC, June 12, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice-Champlain, announced today that $500,000 will be made available to the Cité de l'énergie to acquire and install specialized equipment to renew the multimedia show and the permanent exhibition of the Cité de l'énergie Science Centre.

Granted by the Government of Canada through the Canadian Cultural Spaces Fund, this money will be used to improve the presentation conditions for the centre's exhibits, ensure better accessibility to the collections for audiences of all ages and increase the comfort and safety of visitors to its multimedia room.

Quotes

"We know that investing in cultural infrastructure builds stronger communities. That is why I am delighted that important regional institutions such as the Cité de l'énergie are benefiting from new technologies and state-of-the-art equipment to better enable the Canadian public to discover our rich heritage. This is a dynamic cultural organization that has adapted well to the public's high standards in this digital age."

– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"The Cité de l'énergie enjoys an excellent reputation, as much among the inhabitants of our wonderful region as with its numerous visitors. With this promising project, which will allow for a renewed experience and an even more impressive multimedia show, there is no doubt that the public will be here once again."

– The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice-Champlain

"We thank the Government of Canada for the $500,000 in financial assistance, which will ensure the sustainability of the Cité de l'énergie, create economic spin-offs of around $20 million per year for the City of Shawinigan and consolidate 135 jobs."

– Mr. Roland Désaulniers, Chair of the Board of Directors, Cité de l'énergie

Quick Facts

  • Open to the public since 1997, the Cité de l'énergie has the task of protecting and enhancing the region's history and industrial heritage.
  • The museum complex, which welcomes about 125,000 visitors a year, includes several sites and presents numerous activities to the public, including a Science Centre, an observation tower, visits to the former Shawinigan Aluminum Smelting Complex National Historic Site of Canada, the Synergetic Gardens, an 892-seat outdoor amphitheatre, and the "Prime Minister Jean Chrétien Museum: Canada and the World" exhibition.
  • The project consists of acquiring and installing specialized equipment to renew the multimedia show and the permanent exhibition of the Cité de l'énergie Science Centre.
  • The work notably involves: building and installing exhibition furnishings; acquiring and installing lighting and projection equipment as well as computer equipment for the permanent exhibition's interactive modules; rebuilding the motorized platform; modernizing the computerized control system and the opening system for the screen wall in the multimedia show room; and acquiring and setting up projection, sound, lighting and special effects equipment for the multimedia show.

Associated Links
Cité de l'énergie: http://www.citedelenergie.com
Canadian Cultural Spaces Fund: http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1455203896312/1455204007503

 

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

For further information: (media only), please contact: Pierre-Olivier Herbert, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, 819-997-7788; Media Relations, Canadian Heritage, 819-994-9101, 1-866-569-6155, pch.media-media.pch@canada.ca

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