Quebec helping fund Burlington celebration

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The province of Quebec is giving the city of Burlington $100,000 to help pay for the city’s celebration of the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s exploration of Lake Champlain.

Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss says the money will pay to bring Quebec artists to Vermont as part of the city’s celebration.

It is expected to include musicians, dancers, circus performers and more.

Kiss says the money will reinforce the mutual interests of Vermont and Quebec.

This July the Burlington-based festival will honor the region’s culture and history, from its geography to the thousands of years of native culture that preceded Champlain’s arrival.

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