MONTREAL, July 17, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Fête des enfants de Montréal
is back at Parc Jean-Drapeau on July 19-20, and this year's theme is Come and get moving as an array of free activities and shows are in store for children aged
12 and under and their families. This year, the Fête des enfants de
Montréal is taking on a sporting tone with several new features that
are sure to delight people of all ages.
"The Fête des enfants de Montréal is an event that contributes to the
family character of Parc Jean-Drapeau and Montreal," stated Daniel
Blier, Executive Director of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau."Over the
course of this one weekend, the Parc turns into an immense playground
for thousands of youngsters who will be able to enjoy a diversified
program to get active, to learn and to be entertained. And it's all
happening on this magnificent site situated in the heart of the Saint
"The Fête des enfants de Montréal was first presented in 1999 with the
aim of encouraging intercultural exchange and making it easier for
families of different backgrounds in the various cultural communities
to integrate into the daily life of Montréal, in a festive setting. I
invite the children and their families to come out in full force to get
moving, mosey around the site and have fun with us on July 19 and 20 at
Parc Jean-Drapeau," said Mary Deros, associate adviser to the Mayor of
Montréal and city councillor for the Parc-Extension district.
Sports activities and discoveries
The Fête des enfants de Montréal is an event featuring such classics as
the Zone Gonflée à bloc, an area where children can enjoy a host of inflatable structures or
the Zone Découverte, a discovery zone consisting of such popular activities as an
origami workshop, Chinese calligraphy or a fun-filled piñata game.
For children who are more acrobatically inclined, the Zone Haute voltige, the hire-wire zone, not only offers performances by Cirque Carpe Diem
but tryouts on the flying trapeze, as well. And the popular Zip-line is
back with a smooth ride on descent cables over a span of 60 feet.
The Zone Grands champions and Zone Coup de circuit are two other sports-oriented areas doing their part to get children
moving. This section includes introductory workshops with the Montréal
Impact's official soccer schools, the WIXX Outdoor Challenge, which
consists of a course that has 12 obstacles, the climbing tower, an
introduction to rhythmic gymnastics, the playground which is being
turned into an animation centre of multi-sports disciplines, an
introduction to tennis on courts adapted for children, introductory
workshops for water polo and synchronized swimming, as well as katag, a
lively game featuring foam swords, and special meetings with Canadian
The Zone des Petits explorateurs, an area specially designed for young explorers, includes the World
Financial Group make-up factory, inflatable structures, a
merry-go-round, circus workshop and Olympiades.
And when it's time for a cultural break, the Biosphere, Environment
Museum and the Stewart Museum are two interesting places to visit.
This year the main stage is playing host to many shows that will put a
smile on young people's faces. It all begins on Saturday, July 19, with
the appearance by the dynamic clown Atchoum, followed by a series of songs and choreography from the wonderful
world of fairy tales, with L'aventure magique. A bit later, Marie-Martine and her interactive show will take to the stage, followed by those two
likeable heroes, Églantine et le capitaine Pompidou.
Then on Sunday, July 20, the spotlight is on Télé-Québec characters,
including Thomas the locomotive, Toc Toc Toc, the Argonautes and the host of the Génial quiz game, Martin Carli, who will fascinate
families with some surprising experiments.
The Fête des enfants de Montréal is produced through the participation
of our many partners: the City of Montréal, World Financial Group,
Minute Maid, WIXX, Société du patrimoine d'expression du Québec,
SAMAJAM, CKOI, Rythme FM, The Beat 92.5, Cogeco Métromédia, 24 Heures,
Le Journal de Montréal and Télé-Québec.
The mandate of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau is to manage,
administrate, develop, preserve and animate Parc Jean-Drapeau. For any
information on these two events and on activities at Parc Jean-Drapeau,
please go to the website: parcjeandrapeau.com.
SOURCE: PARC JEAN-DRAPEAU
For further information:
Société du parc Jean-Drapeau
514 872-6679 or firstname.lastname@example.org