|By Marketwired .||
|May 14, 2014 10:30 AM EDT||
DRUMMONDVILLE, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/14 -- Department of Canadian Heritage
Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $50,000 in funding for the 33rd Mondial des Cultures de Drummondville, which will take place from July 3 to 13, 2014.
This funding is being provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund. It will allow people from Drummondville and neighbouring communities to take part in a wide range of performances and activities. About 20 folk ensembles from all parts of the world will be performing at the Mondial.
-- The 33rd Mondial des Cultures will stage around 450 shows and events featuring more than 300 artists from Canada and abroad. -- Young audience members can see dance performances, circus acts and puppet shows, and take part in awareness activities. -- The 2014 Mondial des Cultures will also allow the public to discover Aboriginal artists and attend workshops on Aboriginal dances, songs, stories, and legends.
"Our Government is proud to support the Mondial des Cultures, a landmark event that has contributed to the cultural and economic vitality of Drummondville and Centre-du-Quebec for more than three decades."
-Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"The Mondial des Cultures is very pleased by the partnership with Canadian Heritage that has developed over the years. This contribution allows the event to develop programming focused on experience and diversity. As a one-of-a-kind event, this important support allows us to continue offering visitors a wide variety of artistic and cultural experiences."
-Dominic Guevin, Chair of the Board of the Mondial des Cultures de Drummondville
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages