Minister Glover Announces Support for Val-Brillant's 125th Anniversary Celebrations

Sep 27, 2013, 05:00 ET from Canadian Heritage

VAL-BRILLANT, QC, Sept. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding for the Comité du 125e de Val-Brillant for cultural activities to mark the 125th anniversary of the founding of Val-Brillant. These activities will take place from July 19 to 27, 2014.

"Canada has a rich history, and our Government is proud to give Canadians the opportunity to explore it," said Minister Glover. "By supporting community celebrations such as the 125th anniversary of Val-Brillant, our Government is giving citizens a chance to relive great moments in the history of their city and region."

"We are very pleased with the financial assistance provided by Canadian Heritage," said Georges Sirois, Chair of the Comité du 125e de Val-Brillant. "This funding will help us organize top-quality cultural activities throughout our celebrations. It will also go toward creating permanent works that reflect the highlights of our community's 125 years of history."

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $67,200 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

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