Harper Government Invests in L’Ascension en Fête

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L’ASCENSION-DE-NOTRE-SEIGNEUR, Quebec, May 10, 2012 - Thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada, the municipality of L’Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur will have the opportunity to highlight the richness and talent of its community to an audience of more than 10,000 people as part of the L’Ascension en fête festival. This was announced today by the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for Regions of Quebec, and Member of Parliament (Roberval–Lac-Saint-Jean), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Funding will support the 10th edition of the L’Ascension en fête festival, which is taking place from August 8 to 12, 2012. Planned activities include live performances featuring artists and artisans from the region.

Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in important local cultural events such as the L’Ascension en fête festival,” said Minister Moore. “We believe that these investments are key to our economy and to the strength of Canadian communities.
Our Government is proud to support this event, since for the past 10 years, the community of L’Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur has been committed to providing its artists and artisans with an exceptional showcase to promote their art,” said Minister Lebel. “The popularity of L’Ascension en fête reflects the dynamism of its residents and their attachment to their collective heritage and the artistic wealth of this small community.
Ascension en fête is an ad hoc local group that aims to promote art and culture within the community.

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $7,000 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 the history and heritage of a region.