The Domaine Saint-Bernard Trust receives more than $78,000 in funding to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation
MONT-TREMBLANT, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 13, 2017) - Department of Canadian Heritage
David de Burgh Graham, Member of Parliament (Laurentides-Labelle), today announced more than $78,000 in funding for the Domaine Saint-Bernard Trust for its community project, Festival Manitou: Célébration des cultures autochtones. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
Thanks to this support-provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada 150 Fund-Festival Manitou: Célébration des cultures autochtones at Domaine Saint-Bernard will promote Indigenous culture. Festival visitors will have the chance to listen to stories and legends, attend dance performances and cooking demonstrations, and learn more about traditional herbal medicine.
"In 2017, we celebrate Canada 150. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all that it means to be Canadian. Our government has created opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional and Canada-wide celebrations. Communities across the country are proudly taking part in the festivities throughout the year to mark this significant moment in our history. Join the celebration-it's happening in your community too!"
-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
"Let's take advantage of this year to strengthen the bonds that unite us and look to our country's future with optimism. Raising awareness of Canada's Indigenous cultures will allow us to appreciate all of their richness. The activities planned by the Domaine Saint-Bernard Trust will highlight the diversity of our communities and the important contributions of Indigenous peoples to our society."
-David de Burgh Graham, Member of Parliament (Laurentides-Labelle)