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Government of Canada announces funding for the St. Joseph Museum

October 31, 2014 – St. Joseph, Manitoba – Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $25,100 in funding to the St. Joseph Museum for the 2015 Montcalm Heritage Festival. This funding is provided under the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Ted Falk, Member of Parliament (Provencher), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • More than 1,500 people are expected to attend the Montcalm Heritage Festival, taking place June 13 and 14, 2015.
  • Festival activities include musical performances for all ages and presentations of local Franco-Manitoban heritage at the St. Joseph Museum, which depicts an early 20th century village.
  • The 21 buildings that make up the St. Joseph Museum offer a unique opportunity to see and experience how early pioneer farmers lived and worked in the region more than 100 years ago.


“When it comes to great local talent, Manitoban communities have a lot to offer residents and visitors alike. Today, our Government is helping the St. Joseph Museum showcase home-grown artists and celebrate its community’s heritage.”

—The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

“I am pleased that our Government is supporting a festival that brings visitors to the rural community of St. Joseph to learn about and celebrate the region’s rich culture and heritage. I applaud the hard work of the St. Joseph Museum and the many volunteers who help ensure the success of the Montcalm Festival year after year for all to enjoy!”

—Ted Falk, Member of Parliament (Provencher)

“The Museum and the Rural Municipality of Montcalm are very grateful for the support provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage. This funding will ensure the success of our annual festival celebrating local culture and traditions. At this year’s festival, we will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of the incorporation of the Museum, the primary protector of our heritage and teller of our stories.”

—Renald Parent, President, Musée St. Joseph Museum

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