A sustainable festival

At the FestiVoix, sustainable development is a true philosophy with green social and economic initiatives, characterised by innovation and communication.

For 12 years, the FestiVoix has consistently develop its awareness-raising operations so that the festival-goers adopt sustainable habits and become environmentally conscious. The FestiVoix is committed year after year to deepen its concrete actions to improve its sustainable development plan. Its team, volunteers, partners and especially its festival-goers, have become truly eco-friendly over the years.

 

TRAVEL WITHOUT POLLUTION!

Public transport at reduced rate for festival-goers ($1)
A record of 13 476 commutes via the STTR shuttles in 2019

Free bicycle parking available for all cyclists

Promotion of carpooling on our various Web platforms

8 bicycle taxis and 3 electric shuttles
Gérard Milette bicycle taxis operated by volunteers from the AÉROBIN fitness center

16 electric vehicles (bikes and carts) 
used by the FestiVoix team to move around the festival site

Pedestrian zone
downtown, 6 streets are closed to cars during 9 days

REDUCING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT

Waste sorting and recycling (2.5 tons recycled in 2019)

Reduction of the us of plastic water bottle
by installing water distributors for the hundreds of employees, volunteers, artists and technicians present during the FestiVoix

Distribution of reusable water bottles for the volunteers and employees

Ecocups available for festival-goers on the various FestiVoix sites

Re-use and processing of materials such as banners, wood and metals

RAISING AWARENESS AMONG FESTIVAL-GOERS

Implementation of a green squad circulating among the festival-goers to provide practical advice

Promotion of eco-friendly practices via the various Web platforms and the program flyers of the event

Better signage regarding waste sorting and recycling on the various FestiVoix sites

 

A SUPPORTIVE FESTIVAL AT THE HEART OF ITS COMMUNITY

$28,960 GIVEN BACK IN 2019 AS ENTRY TICKETS DONATIONS TO CHARITIES AND COMMUNAUTARY ORGANIZATIONS IN THE AREA.
$17,250 RAISED IN 2019 AND DONATED TO THE FOLLOWING ASSOCIATIONS: OPÉRATION ENFANT SOLEIL, GILLES ROUSSEAU FUND OF THE RSTR ORGANIZATION, LEUCAN MAURICIE CENTRE-DU-QUÉBEC, LA CANOPÉE ET LE COLLÈGE LAFLÈCHE.

Redistribution of meals that were not served in the lounges and at the volunteers’ cafeteria to the following associations: Maison de Connivence, Point de rue and Centre Le Havre.

Participation and involvement of the FestiVoix with different organizations (Journal La Galère and Les Découvertes culturelles).

Conferences given by FestiVoix employees in secondary schools, CEGEPs and universities.

New and revised policies to better host festival-goers with reduced mobility

Creation of a new area for festival-goers with reduced mobility on the FestiVoix’s main site, with better access and unobstructed view of the stage

Implementation of areas reserved for festival-goers with reduced mobility on all the outdoor sites of the FestiVoix

Creation of a new detailed informative section for festival-goers with reduced mobility on the event’s website

Free entry on the FestiVoix sites for the companion of festival-goers with reduced mobility

Implementation of a new passenger drop-off point to facilitate access to the FestiVoix

Addition of new parking spots and bathrooms reserved to this clientele

 

CULTURE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL 

The importance of making culture accessible to all means that children 12 years and under can get in for free, and that we hold 9 concerts in CHSLD and nursing homes for people unable to go to the event site.

THE FESTIVOIX OFFERED 34 FREE SHOWS IN ITS 2019 PROGRAM
105 SHOWS FOR ALL AUDIENCES

Very accessible pricing policy that takes into account the variety of our public’s financial situation

Free entry for children 10 years old and under

Project out of the FestiVoix’s location with Koriass who gave two conferences in 2019 in front of 600 teenagers at the École secondaire des Pionniers.

Commitment to offer a varied program that can appeal to a senior audience, while improving the facilities to improve their experience on the festival site. 

Creation of a Rythme FM stage of the Voix Libres hosting a musical programming that consists of 9 free concerts of world music to connect with all the cultural communities in the region.

Promotion of francophone music to the festival-goers and younger audiences. In 2019, 40 100% francophone concerts were held. 

Promotion of the next generation of musicians having the winners of event like Les Découvertes Culturelles perform, and by highlighting emerging talents on all of our stages

 

SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS IN BENEFITS TO THE ECONOMY AND TOURISM INDUSTRY

Thanks to its purchases, but also by the revenue generated by its festival-goers from Mauricie and elsewhere, the FestiVoix has generated several million dollars in economic and touristic benefits in the region!

80% OF OUR EQUIPMENT IS PURCHASED AND RENTED FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES
17 410 PERSON-NIGHTS GENERATED IN THE TROIS-RIVIÈRES AREA DURING THE EVENT*
$2,400,000 IN TOURISM SPENDING**
$7,400,000 REVENUES GENERATED BY VISITORS FROM OUTSIDE TROIS-RIVIÈRES AND BY THE FESTIVOIX***

Over 120 patnerships with local and national businesses 

Loans, exchanges and agreements with non-profit organizations and social economy enterprises in the region.

Hiring of seasonal employees as part of a rehabilitation program.

Partnership with collegial institutions and universities

Exclusive summer discounts in 24 tourism businesses in Mauricie upon presentation of the festival pass

Partnership with 5 hotels in the region to offer exclusive touristic discounts during the festival

*Traffic study from Segma Recherche, 2019 edition, FestiVoix.
**Expenditures evaluated by KPMG.
***Evaluation by KPMG not taking into account the expenses generated by the local clientele (within a 40km radius around Trois-Rivières).

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Thanks to all our partners