NEW RICHMOND, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 21, 2011) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced that the Corporation de développement touristique de New Richmond has been granted $100,000 in non-repayable funding to promote the Festival d'été de Québec in New Richmond on domestic and foreign markets.

"This festival is a major tourism draw for the Gaspésie region. With this financial assistance, the Government of Canada is showing proof yet again of its determination to support regional tourism development across Quebec," said Minister Lebel.

This funding from the Government of Canada has been awarded through Canada Economic Development's Community Diversification program.

For more on the Festival d'été de Québec in New Richmond, visit www.festivalnewrichmond.com.

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Contact Information:

Karina Gagnon
Communications
Canada Economic Development
418-368-6048 or 1-866-368-0044
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Benoit Fortin
Special Assistant, Communications
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Canada Economic Development
819-923-9209
benoit.fortin@dec-ced.gc.ca