$62,500 grant for lo­cal wine fes­ti­val

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

The Fête des ven­dan­ges Ma­gog-Or­ford has re­ceived a grant of $62,500 from the Que­bec min­istries of Tourism and Agri­cul­ture. The fes­ti­val, in its 22nd edi­tion, has been grow­ing since it be­gan. It now takes place over two week­ends, Septem­ber 5th to the 7th and the next one, at Point Merry, in Ma­gog. With over one hun­dred pro­duc­ers on site, this gourmet ren­dez-vous is another in­vi­ta­tion to dis­cover the qual­ity of the lo­cal prod­ucts.

Present at the ‘part­ners’ evening for the fes­ti­val, Or­ford MNS Pierre Reid com­mented: “The Eastern Town­ships re­gion is known for its fa­mous agri­cul­tural and gourmet food tourism. This ren­dez- vous is one of those events that high­lights lo­cal prod­ucts and the pas­sion and savoir-faire of Que­be­cois ar­ti­sans. I hope there are many visi­tors who par­tic­i­pate in these fes­tiv­i­ties that gen­er­ate tourist rev­enues for our re­gion.”

“This event is a good rea­son to spend the week-end in the mag­nif­i­cent Eastern Town­ships. This fes­ti­val is a hymn to good food and good wine. It is a chance to dis­cover a mul­ti­tude of prod­ucts in a fes­tive at­mos­phere. I salute the or­ga­niz­ers who have worked hard to make it a unique ex­pe­ri­ence for fes­ti­val go­ers,” said the Min­is­ter of Tourism, Do­minique Vien.

“The Fete des ven­dan­ges Ma­gog-Or­ford is an im­por­tant agro­tourism ac­tiv­ity in the Eastern Town­ships and

one of the largest gourmet events in Que­bec. It is a ma­jor ren­dez-vous for the pro­mo­tion of the wine sec­tor as well as other en­ter­prises that par­tic­i­pate. It is a show­case of ex­cel­lence for Que­bec prod­ucts,” added the Min­is­ter of Agri­cul­ture, Pierre Par­adis.

$ 37,500 of the grant came from the min­istry of Tourism while the other $25,000 came from the min­istry of Agri­cul­ture.

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