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Theatre at its Best in Quebec City

May 22, 2014



QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 22, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Suzanne Fortin-Duplessis, Senator, today announced $290,000 in funding for the Carrefour international de theatre de Quebec. Of this amount, $145,000 is for the 15th edition of the Carrefour, which is taking place from May 22 to June 12, 2014; an identical sum has been allocated for the 2015 edition. Senator Fortin-Duplessis made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding, granted under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, will allow Quebec City's residents and visitors to discover the best of national and international theatre.

Quick Facts -- The 15th Carrefour international de theatre de Quebec will consist of more than 50 performances and 35 social activities, in addition to lively evenings at Le Zinc cafe-bar. -- This year the festival will again offer the ambulatory show Ou tu vas quand tu dors en marchant...? ("Where do you go when you



sleepwalk...?"), a spectacular free event in the streets of Quebec City. -- About 45,000 people attend the event each year.

Quotes

"Through its support for high-quality initiatives like the Carrefour international de theatre de Quebec, the Government of Canada is showcasing the talent of artists and promoting greater access to culture."

- The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Congratulations to the organizers and volunteers of the Carrefour international de theatre de Quebec on their commitment to democratizing theatre while providing a showcase for young artists."

- The Honourable Suzanne Fortin-Duplessis, Senator

"I wish to thank Canadian Heritage for supporting the Carrefour international de theatre and the cultural vitality of our city. By supporting this festival, Canadian Heritage is partnering with a dynamic and key player in the development of audiences and the growth of professional artisans and artists, who are at the heart of this vitality."

- Dominique Violette, General Manager, Carrefour international de theatre

Associated Links

Carrefour international de theatre

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Marisa Monnin Press Secretary Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages 819-997-7788 Media Relations Canadian Heritage 819-994-9101 1-866-569-6155 media@pch.gc.ca Source: Department of Canadian Heritage


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