Nine Days of Celebrations in Alma

The Government of Canada supports the 44th Festirame

ALMA, QC, July 6, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced funding of $30,400 for the 44th Festirame, which is taking place in Alma from July 8 to 16, 2017.

This funding, provided by the Government of Canada under the Local Festivals component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, will enable organizers to showcase local artists and offer support to volunteers.


"Our government is proud to support festive cultural events that bring people together, like the 44th Festirame. In this Canada 150 year, we have a unique opportunity to bring communities together, and I invite the people of Lac-Saint-Jean to join the festivities at Festirame and encourage local talent."

—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"For the past 44 years, Festirame has been the main public festival in the MRC of Lac-Saint-Jean Est. Combining sport and culture, this major event brings together the entire community for eight consecutive nights and nine full days! Hats off and heartfelt thanks to the volunteers and partners who, year after year, play a central role in the festivities. Without them, none of this would be possible."

—Mario Lesage, President, Festirame

Quick Facts

Festirame is an annual festival organized by Festivalma Inc. The organization runs a series of recreational, sport and cultural activities throughout the year in Alma.

Festirame's programming includes a series of major concerts featuring emerging, local and renowned artists. Recreational activities and a variety of entertainment for the entire family will also be available to festival visitors.

The event, which will take place mainly on the Place Festivalma site, involves nearly 100 artists from the region and elsewhere in Quebec artists, as well as 250 volunteers.

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Alma, a special place will be reserved for local artists. Around 70,000 people are expected to attend over the nine days of festivities.

Associated Links

Festivalma (French only)

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage


SOURCE Canadian Heritage

For further information: (media only): 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,


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