A Not-To-Be-Missed Winter Rendez-Vous in Saguenay

SAGUENAY, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- Jan 27, 2015 -- Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced a contribution of $11,700 to the 31st Saguenay en Neige festival, which will take place between February 5 and February 15 in Saguenay, in the Jonquiere borough.

This funding, provided through the Local Festivals component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, contributes to artistic and cultural activities presented during this popular winter festival.

Quick Facts


--  Saguenay en Neige can count on the participation of 200 volunteers and
    welcomes nearly 100, 000 visitors each year. 
--  Since 1985, Saguenay en Neige offers festival-goers a gigantic temporary
    art gallery of ice sculptures and a great number of winter activities. 
--  Almost 1, 000 sculptors from across Quebec and abroad meet each year to
    create 250 sculptures in the Sculpture City on the festival site, in the
    Riviere-aux-Sables park. 
--  The activities also include concerts and children shows, as well as on
    site animation. 

Quotes

"Our government is pleased to support a festival where the public can meet and appreciate the beauty of winter in the magnificent Saguenay region, while offering local artists an exceptional showcase."

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

Associated Links

Saguenay en Neige

Building Communauties through Arts and Heritage

Local Festivals Component

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Contacts:
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





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