August 9, 2008
The Government of Canada Supports International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 9, 2008) - Residents and visitors to the Monteregie region will have the opportunity to enjoy performances showcasing local artists at the 25th International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.
The Honourable Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women and Minister for La Francophonie, today announced funding for the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur- Richelieu.
"The Government of Canada is pleased to announce funding for the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu," said Minister Verner. "We are proud to partner with communities to support activities that celebrate local history, arts, and heritage."
The Government of Canada has provided this funding through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program, announced in September 2007, provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.
Applications for funding for festivals to be held between January 1 and August 31, 2009, and for community historical commemorations between January 1 and December 31, 2009, must be received by September 1, 2008.
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