SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 17, 2014) - Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover today announced $64,600 in funding for the 11th OFF Festival des harmonies et orchestres symphoniques du Québec, which will take place in Sherbrooke from May 1 to 25, 2014.
This funding, provided by the Government of Canada through the Local Festivals component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, will help promote musical activity in Sherbrooke through music initiation workshops, concert-meals, evening shows, and outdoor concerts.
"I am delighted that our Government is supporting the OFF Festival, which relies on citizen participation and the involvement of local artists to promote musical culture among Canadians. This event provides an exceptional showcase for the talent of musicians from the Sherbrooke region while helping enrich our collective heritage."
-Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"We wish to thank the Department of Canadian Heritage and Minister Shelly Glover for their renewed support for the Corporation du printemps musical. Their contribution of $64,600 for 2014 will contribute to the ongoing development of the OFF Festival and improve its programming. Canadian Heritage is a loyal partner that cares about the development of young musicians and the arts community."
-Wilfrid Morin, President, Corporation du printemps musical de Sherbrooke