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Funding of $4.8 Million for the Renovation and Expansion of the Maison de la Culture de Sainte-Anne-des-Monts

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Funding of $4.8 Million for the Renovation and Expansion of the Maison de la Culture de Sainte-Anne-des-Monts

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The governments of Canada and Quebec support the Maison de la culture de Sainte-Anne-des-Monts

SAINTE-ANNE-DES-MONTS, QC, Aug. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Quebec are providing financial assistance of almost $4.8 million to renovate and expand the Maison de la culture de Sainte-Anne-des-Monts.

The funding was announced today by the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament (Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine), on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism; and the Honourable Pierre Moreau, Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister responsible for the Plan Nord and Minister responsible for the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region.

Thirty years after it was first used, the equipment of the Maison de la culture de Sainte-Anne-des-Monts can no longer meet the needs of residents and users. The poor and outdated layout of the various interior spaces and the building's state of disrepair are affecting the sound operation of this cultural organization, as well as the safety of its users. This funding will allow for the building and equipment to be brought up to code, for spaces to be redesigned, and for the performance hall and the library to be expanded. These renovations have been deemed essential and urgent.

Quotes

"Our government is pleased to help improve our cultural institutions to make them more appealing and functional, and to provide residents of Gaspésie with the best possible conditions in which to discover their region's heritage, history and art. The Maison de la culture will now be able to benefit from better infrastructure to showcase home-grown talent."

- The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament (Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine), on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism

"This project involves the complete refurbishment of a creative venue and festive gathering place that plays an important role as a leading cultural facility in Haute-Gaspésie. The renovations will allow the organization to better serve its clientele, improve the user experience of visitors and artists, and meet accepted standards for performance halls and libraries in Quebec, particularly for performing arts programming. As a side benefit, this project will make our region more attractive and will stimulate our region's economy."

- The Honourable Pierre Moreau, Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Minister responsible for the Plan Nord and Minister responsible for the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region, on behalf of the Honourable Marie Montpetit, Quebec Minister of Culture and Communications and Minister responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French Language

"This $4.8 million in support from the Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada will help the Maison de la culture de Sainte-Anne-des-Monts continue its mission as a cultural leader on the north shore of the Gaspé. The funds will allow the Maison to strengthen its initiatives, further its development, and continue to welcome emerging artists, as well as youths and teens."

- Monique Campion, Cultural Director, Maison de la culture de Sainte-Anne-des-Monts

Quick Facts

The Government of Quebec is allocating close to $3.3 million to this project, and the Government of Canada is contributing $1.5 million, for a total government investment of almost $4.8 million.

The Maison de la culture is a cultural space that offers a range of professional, multidisciplinary cultural activities to the 12,000 residents of the MRC de la Haute-Gaspésie. The building houses an independent public library, a performance hall, reception areas and offices for the performing arts presenter Les Productions de la salle comble.

Related Links

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund 

Government of Quebec Capital Assistance Program (French only)

Maison de la culture de Sainte-Anne-des-Monts (French only)

 

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

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