Second weekend of the 25th Fête des Neiges de Montréal - Caillou, Zuruba and stars of the "Lance et compte" TV series invite the general public to play outdoors!



    MONTREAL, Jan. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - The festivities of the 25th Fête des
Neiges de Montréal continue on February 3 and 4 at Parc Jean-Drapeau. In
addition to over 25 incredible activities, a number of free, special events
will add to the atmosphere on this second weekend of celebrations. In fact,
Caillou and company will be staging the premiere of a new show entitled
Caillou c'est moi! Actors from the "Lance et compte" television series,
including Marina Orsini, Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Jason Roy Léveillée, Eric
Hoziel and other public figures such as Elise Marquis and Joel Legendre, will
be taking part in a friendly hockey match, with proceeds going to the Club des
petits déjeuners du Québec. For his part, the head coach of the Montréal
Impact, Nick De Santis, with some players from the soccer team will be
participating in a friendly match on the snow against the general public. Not
to mention the group Zuruba, who will warm up the crowd with their Afro-
Brazilian percussions. It couldn't get much better than that! The 60 or so
colourful characters and mascot, Boule de Neige, will be joining these artists
to entice the entire city with its call: Everyone outdoors!

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3
    Zuruba presented by Loto-Québec
    Starting at the skating path, some 20 musicians will captivate
    visitors with the warmth of percussions and Afro-Brazilian
    rhythms.
    Three free performances: at noon, 2:30 and 4:00 p.m.

    Hockey amical "Lance et compte"
    A friendly match played by artists and the public, where the players
    shoot and score for the same goal: that of offering financial support to
    the Club des petits déjeuners du Québec. Donations can be made on site.
    At 2:00 p.m. on the Tim Hortons ice rink; autograph signing

    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4
    THE PREMIERE!
    Caillou c'est moi!
    Little ones will be thrilled to see that Caillou is back, with
    Mousseline, Gilbert the cat and Julie the babysitter in a new show at the
    Fêtes des Neiges. A full 30 minutes of silly songs and amusing adventures
    on an imaginary voyage.
    Two free shows at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the Hydro-Québec stage

    Soccer with the head coach of the Montréal Impact, Nick De Santis
    Players from the Impact team will be taking part in a winter-version
    soccer match, on the snow! A great occasion to hang out with your sports
    idols and collect autographs.
    At 2:00 p.m. at Saputo's soccer Zone

    Parc Jean-Drapeau is easy to reach. By car, take De la Concorde Bridge to
Ile Notre-Dame, or Jacques-Cartier Bridge, which brings you right to Ile
Sainte-Hélène. Free shuttles take visitors back and forth between the islands
during the event. And Jean-Drapeau metro station leaves you right in the midst
of the celebrations.

    The Fête des Neiges de Montréal presented by Hydro-Québec, in
collaboration with Loto-Québec, Yoplait Tubes, Pattes d'ours from Dare and
Saputo, is produced by the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau, a paramunicipal
organization of the City of Montreal responsible for managing Parc
Jean-Drapeau. For general information, call 514 872-6120, or visit the website
at www.fetedesneiges.com. A photo album is available on the website.




For further information:

For further information: MEDIA: Nicole Desmarais, Sophie Chignac, Agence
Sonia Gagnon, (514) 768-6743, ndesmarais@soniagagnon.com,
schignac@soniagagnon.com; SOURCE: Kevin Donnelly, Director, Communications and
Marketing, Société du parc Jean-Drapeau, (514) 872-6368,
kdonnelly@parcjeandrapeau.com


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