MONTRÉAL, Aug. 25, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Audiences will have the chance to discover the programming for Montréal's 375th anniversary celebrations during a show created especially for the occasion. The 90-minute program will be broadcast on Sunday, December 11, on four major television channels: ICI Radio-Canada Télé, Télé-Québec, TVA and V.
This unique show, which was created and produced by Salvail & Co, will not only unveil Montréal's 375th anniversary programming, but it will also pay special tribute to the city.
True to the 375th's editorial line of building bridges, the event offers a unique opportunity to create partnerships between artists and artisans as well as between four networks via the simultaneous broadcast.
"This major show will give the public an incredible opportunity to learn more about our city and even rediscover it," said Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal. "It will also give us a sneak peek at the programming for the celebrations during the incredible year 2017 will be in Montréal."
"The Québec government is proud to support the festivities for Montréal's 375th anniversary. The program speaks to the broad mobilization of players in the community to make these celebrations a special time to be shared with people all across Quebec in 2017. This variety show will spotlight the cultural vitality, energy and creativity that characterize our largest city," added Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security, and Minister responsible for the Montréal region.
"We wanted to create a buzz around the presentation of the program," added Gilbert Rozon, Commissioner for Montréal's 375th Anniversary Celebrations. "The partnership of four major networks is exceptional. With this simultaneous broadcast, we'll experience a unique moment in television! This is an invitation to everyone who loves Montréal to come celebrate our city's dynamism in 2017."
"We are honoured that the Salvail & Co. project was chosen to unveil the programming. My team proposed a television show that will become a huge showcase for bringing all of Montréal's boroughs together and making them shine. It's a major happening that will feature local and international artists who share a special connection with our city. The biggest names in showbiz will be coming together to celebrate Montréal!" said producer Éric Salvail.
About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary
The Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will highlight Montréal's 375th anniversary in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces to carry out its mandate: mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage funding, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations. The Society benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal, the Gouvernement du Québec and private funding from 11 Great Montrealers.
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