Celebrating Diversity at Montréal's Italian Week

MONTRÉAL - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced that the National Congress of Italian-Canadians is receiving $81,200 in funding for the 24th edition of Montréal's Italian Week. The event will be taking place in various neighbourhoods of Montréal from August 4 to 13, 2017.

This funding, provided through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, will allow people in Quebec to learn more about Italian culture.


"The Government of Canada is pleased to support the 24th edition of Montréal's Italian Week. This event will give residents an opportunity to get fully involved in their community through activities that highlight local arts and heritage. I encourage everyone to come out and join the celebration."

—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"The National Congress of Italian-Canadians is proud to welcome visitors to the 24th edition of Montréal's Italian Week, which aims to promote the cultural richness and talent of our community."

—Antonio Sciascia, President of the National Congress of Italian-Canadians

FACTS:

1)The National Congress of Italian-Canadians is an incorporated non-profit organization whose objective is to promote and safeguard the interest and the reputation of the Italian community.

2) Programming for the 24th edition of Montréal's Italian Week includes various musical performances, comedy shows, an open-air opera performance, craft demonstrations and a fashion show.

3) More than 400,000 people are expected on the streets of Little Italy and in public spaces around Montréal.