The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced
The event, which showcases maritime culture in all its forms from the region and beyond, as well as the art and folklore of the
-- The festival will be organized by a crew of nearly 100 artists and 140 volunteers.
-- An expected 20,000 visitors can enjoy a wide range of indoor and outdoor
activities: maritime songs, music, dancing, performances, conferences, boating and more. --
Monique Miville-Deschenes, an author-songwriter-performer from Saint- Jean-Port-Joli, will be spokesperson for the festival's 16th edition.
"Our Government is pleased to make it possible for Chaudiere-Appalaches residents and visitors to attend an original cultural event that keeps the region's maritime heritage alive."
- The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"The Fete des chants de marins sincerely thanks Canadian Heritage for its financial support, which has helped the event achieve its goal of showcasing our maritime heritage-including the region's artists and artisans."
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