MONTREAL, June 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - As co-presenter of the Festival
International de Jazz de Montréal, Rio Tinto Alcan is proud to continue
its support for family and educational activities offered during the largest jazz festival in the world. From 26 June to 6
July, the public is invited to bring the whole family and enjoy
hundreds of free outdoor shows.
"For Rio Tinto Alcan, presenting the free outdoor concerts and
supporting the educational mission of the Festival International de
Jazz de Montréal, as well as its youth-oriented activities is our way
to offer families a destination where everyone can have fun and learn
through music. The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow, and
education is key in ensuring the wealth and success of our society",
said Alexis Segal, vice president, communications and external
relations, Rio Tinto Alcan.
As part of the new family activities offered at this year's Festival, we
are pleased to introduce the Club Famille Rio Tinto Alcan, an initiative certain to thrill children and parents alike. This venue,
located on l'Esplanade de la Place des Arts, will include a
kid-friendly snack bar, picnic area, an animation centre, and a lounge.
While on site, look for the Zone Famille Rio Tinto Alcan signage to guide you wherever family-oriented activities are held.
Of course, festival favourites such as the Parc musical Rio Tinto Alcan
and the Petite école du jazz at the Complexe Desjardins will be
returning again this year. These locations provide free access to
games, face painting and crafts, as well as other educational
activities involving music, to younger festival-goers. Not to be
forgotten, a visit to the Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan, the
Festival's year-round home, and the Rio Tinto Alcan stage, where
emerging artists from around the globe will perform.
As part of its educational mission, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, in collaboration with
Rio Tinto Alcan, initiated the Hook on School Project with Samajam five
years ago. Through this program, free percussion lessons are offered to
nearly 2,900 students from underprivileged areas in Montreal schools,
helping reduce the absenteeism rate and promote stay-in-school
initiatives. Samajam will hold workshops on weekends, immediately
following La Petite École de Jazz.
To commemorate your visit at the Festival's 35th anniversary, stop by the Rio Tinto Alcan photo booth conveniently located on Saint-Catherine Street.
Last but not least, with our support, the Festival International de Jazz
de Montréal was one of the first large-scale North American events to
become carbon neutral and we are proud to continue helping make the
Festival greener every year.
About Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the
UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio
Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral
resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal
and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt)
and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in
Australia and North America with significant businesses in South
America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa.
SOURCE: RIO TINTO ALCAN - EN
For further information:
Media relations, Rio Tinto Alcan
T: +1 514 848 8151