Government of Canada supports the 30th edition of Saguenay en Neige festival
SAGUENAY, QC, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover today announced $13,500 in funding for the 30th edition of the Saguenay en Neige festival, which will take place from January 30 to February 9 in Saguenay's Jonquière district.
The Government of Canada has provided this support through the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program. Saguenay en Neige presents numerous attractions, including snow sculptures, concerts of all kinds, and children's activities. This winter festival is also made possible through the invaluable contribution of local artisans and volunteers.
- Since 1985, Saguenay en Neige has offered a range of winter activities and been one of the region's major tourism events with nearly 100,000 visitors.
- The festival's main attraction, begun in 1992, is its giant sculptures measuring more than 7 metres high and 5 metres in diameter. In 2011, a team of professional sculptors worked 450 hours on their imposing creation, which required nearly 40 truckloads of snow.
"I am pleased that our Government is contributing to an event like Saguenay en Neige. This festival helps showcase the unique heritage of this beautiful region of Quebec, while also giving a boost to the local economy. Happy 30th anniversary!"
-Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"With the support of Canadian Heritage and the involvement of the whole community, we are proud to showcase local artists and mark our 30th edition this year by with even bolder sculptures and free activities for the whole family!"
-Yvon Bergeron, Chair of the Board, Saguenay en Neige
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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