SAINT-PLACIDE, Quebec, April 17, 2019
Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced that the Government of Canada would provide funding of $72,313 to the Municipality of Saint-Placide. The support will be used to improve infrastructure at the Maison de la culture and help improve access to the venue for persons with mobility impairment.
This funding will be awarded in two phases through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.
“The Government of Canada is pleased to contribute to making the Maison de la culture de Saint-Placide more functional in order to improve the comfort of visitors. With this funding, this cultural venue will be equipped with improved infrastructure and able to provide four-season access for the enjoyment of local citizens and visitors.”
-The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
“I would like to thank the Government of Canada for the essential support that it has provided to the Maison de la culture de Saint-Placide through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. Improving this space and access to the facility will make it easier to widen the array of cultural activities that we offer.”
-Richard Labonté, Mayor of the Municipality of Saint-Placide
The official launch of the Maison de la Culture de Saint-Placide was held in June 2017.
In 2019, for its second season, the Maison de la culture will host six private concerts in a bistro-style atmosphere. Several other events, such as exhibitions and conferences, will be held in addition to the concerts.
In 2018, over 1,000 visitors were able to enjoy the various special events offered throughout the season.
The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund supports the improvement of physical conditions that foster innovation in the areas of heritage, culture, creativity and the arts. The Fund supports renovation and construction projects, the acquisition of specialized equipment and feasibility studies related to cultural spaces.