MONTREAL, Aug. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Families are invited to Come and
have fun! at the 12th Fête des enfants de Montréal
which will be held at parc Jean-Drapeau on August 13-14-15. More than a
hundred activities, shows, workshops and games are scheduled, along with
an array of new features and plenty of surprises!
"The Fête des enfants de Montréal is really unique
in Canada in terms of its size and the extent of its program," stated
Mary Deros, an Executive committee member, responsible for the City of
Montréal's cultural communities. "By encouraging the development of
youngsters aged 12-and-under through its wide range of free and original
activities that fosters sharing and intercultural exchange, this event
has become synonymous with summer in Montreal."
An extraordinary program!
"There is something to suit every
taste at the Fête des enfants de Montréal", stated
Christian Ouellet, Executive Director of Parc Jean-Drapeau. "This year's
new features include a synthetic outdoor skating rink, colourful
parades, the Quebec Games caravan, a zip-line, fun battles with foam
balls and sponge swords, and the building and painting of 300 cardboard
houses, to name just a few". Added to this are the traditional
inflatable play structures, face-painting workshops, acrobatic
trampolines, wall-climbing sessions and the return of stars from
Télé-Québec's popular kids' shows: Dora et Diego, Sam Chicotte, Kaboum
Open houses in conjunction with the event
Along with the
activities being held at parc Jean-Drapeau, several partners have teamed
up with the event and are holding free open houses on Saturday and
Sunday, August 14-15. These partners include the McCord Museum, Château
Ramezay Museum, the Montréal Nature Museums (Botanical Garden, Biodôme*,
Insectarium* and the Planetarium) and the Parc Jean-Drapeau Aquatic
Complex. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will be opening its doors on
Sunday, August 15, while the Environment Canada Biosphere will be doing
so for all three days of the event.
Everything to make life easier…
It's so easy and
convenient to get to the Fête des enfants on the subway,
especially since the Jean-Drapeau subway station is situated in the
heart of the Fête des enfants site. The STM, partner of the
event, will be providing free transportation to families on Saturday and
Sunday, August 14-15. Passes can be printed out from the STM website at www.stm.info.
Meanwhile, a wide range of services will be available to families on the
site: baby rest-stops, bottle warmers, changing tables, stroller parking
and even a place to store your cooler.
The organization of La Fête des enfants de Montréal was
made possible through the participation of the City of Montréal, the
Société de transport de Montréal, Ministry of Tourism, the Commission
scolaire de Montréal, the Société du patrimoine d'expression du Québec,
Folklore Canada International and the Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon.
Mark the dates of August 13, 14 and 15 on your calendar. The Fête des
enfants de Montréal is a get-together you won't want to miss!
For further details about the event, please check the website at www.parcjeandrapeau.com.
The mission of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau is to manage,
administrate, develop, preserve and animate Parc Jean-Drapeau. The
Société produces La Fête des Neiges de Montréal, Week-ends du Monde, and
La Fête des enfants de Montréal.
*Unfortunately, the Insectarium and the Biodôme are CLOSED because of a
labour dispute. Also, we urge you to check the Nature Museums' website
before you go, to find out whether these two museums are open. Website : www.museumsnature.ca
SOURCE La Fête des enfants de Montréal
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