Military Music Festival forced to end on a sour note

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The closing ceremony of the 2013 International Military Music Festival may well be the last we'll see of this much-loved event.

After 15 years of success, the Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands has been forced to cancel all future events. This sad decision by the board of directors is the result of the Canadian Armed Forces' withdrawal over the past three years and the refusal of some Canadian government ministries to restore funding as it was in 2010.