SAINTE-THÉRÈSE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 22, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Ramez Ayoub, Member of Parliament (Thérèse-De Blainville), on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $110,077 in funding for Odyscène.

This support, provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will enable this organization in Sainte-Thérèse to purchase specialized equipment for a new performance hall, the Cabaret BMO Sainte-Thérèse, which will replace the old Église Sacré-Cœur hall.

Quick Facts

  • Odyscène is an important part of the cultural scene in the Regional County Municipality of Thérèse-De Blainville. It presents shows in every genre, including original theatre and contemporary dance. It is also known for its presentation of children's shows.
  • Acquiring specialized equipment will enable the organization to equip the Cabaret BMO Sainte-Thérèse with acoustic, lighting, projection and stage design systems, as well as new seats. This will be added to equipment salvaged from the old Église Sacré-Cœur hall.
  • With this new space, Odyscène will add new shows to its annual program lineup, particularly for school groups.


"The Government of Canada knows how essential good infrastructure is for our country's cultural organizations like Odyscène. By supporting construction or renovation of cultural spaces, we are helping strengthen our communities and promoting our culture."

-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"Odyscène is the only regional cultural promoter recognized by the Thérèse-De Blainville Regional County Municipality and I'm really proud of this. By offering professional arts shows, this organization lets residents of the Lower Laurentians not only enjoy new cultural experiences, but also get involved in their community."

-Ramez Ayoub, Member of Parliament (Thérèse-De Blainville)

"Odyscène is very grateful to Canadian Heritage for supporting the purchase of specialized equipment for Cabaret BMO Sainte-Thérèse. This new venue will better meet multidisciplinary performance requirements by offering our clientele a modern and professional performance hall equipped with the best cutting-edge technology."

-Serge Dion, President, Odyscène

Associated Links

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

Odyscène (French only)

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Pierre-Olivier Herbert
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Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage

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