The Government of Canada provides financial support to Les Loisirs de Sainte-Angèle-de-Mérici
SAINTE-ANGÈLE-DE-MÉRICI, QC, April 16, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is proud to showcase the rich history of our municipalities and to support activities that provide Canadians with access to our heritage.
Rémi Massé, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Member of Parliament (Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia), today announced that Les Loisirs de Sainte-Angèle-de-Mérici will receive $26,300 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the municipality. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriquez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.
This financial support, provided under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, will give residents and visitors access to the arts and heritage of this region. They will also be able to discover the history of the municipality, recognized as the gateway to the Matapédia Valley to the northwest.
"Our Government is pleased to support projects that highlight the unique heritage of our regions and allow Canadians to immerse themselves in the rich culture that surrounds us. Happy 150th anniversary to Sainte-Angèle-de-Mérici!"
—The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
"I am very proud to mark the 150th anniversary of the municipality of Sainte-Angèle-de-Mérici. This is a wonderful opportunity for citizens to reconnect with their history and for visitors to discover the unique features of one of our wonderful communities."
—The Honourable Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament (Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia)
"Thank you, Canadian Heritage, for helping us to organize great activities for our 150th anniversary. This is enthusiasm at its very best! We already feel the energy in our village and a passion from the volunteers who are involved."
—Myleine Gauthier, President of the 150th Anniversary Committee
In 2019, Sainte-Angèle-de-Mérici will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding. The municipality bears this name in tribute to Angèle Drapeau, an Italian nun who was the Lady of Lepage-et-Thibierge, a seigneury dating back to the era of New France.
Programming will include music shows, folk dancing, and a comedy and storytelling show. The project also includes the creation of a monograph.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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