MONTREAL, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - "Come play outdoors" is the
invitation issued starting this Saturday by the Fête des neiges de
Montréal, in collaboration with World Financial Group, to everyone who
would like to enjoy more than 25 outdoor activities and discover the
majestic site of Parc Jean-Drapeau. Extended over four weekends - from
January 18 to February 9, 2014 - for the first time in its history,
Fête des neiges de Montréal is welcoming visitors with an array of new
features, including an evening program every Saturday.
"The Fête des neiges de Montréal is back with a fresh new program of
activities, but it maintains its main objective, which is to encourage
people to discover winter," remarked Daniel Blier, Executive Director
of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau. "This will provide visitors with
an opportunity to enjoy some nice new features at this year's event,
including an evening program with free shows every Saturday. Parc
Jean-Drapeau is striving to become a must-visit winter destination and
the diversity of activities it has to offer will continue to be
enhanced in the years to come."
"The Fête des neiges is a great event for Montréal families and our
visitors, who will discover a huge winter playground in the magnificent
setting of Parc Jean-Drapeau," stated Montréal mayor Denis Coderre.
"This event is a reminder that, in every season of the year, Montréal
is a unique recreational place with an unmatched festive spirit. We
have the good fortune of living in a city that provides us with the
opportunity to share some magical moments together in the heart of
nature, mere minutes from the downtown area. I invite all Quebecers to
come and celebrate with us. "
More than 25 activities
The list of not-to-be-missed winter activities includes a refrigerated
skaters' trail along the river, a Ferris wheel with a terrific view of
the downtown area, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails, a tube
slide including the 4-seater La Trippante, dog-sled and horse-drawn
sleigh rides, snowboarding or teletraction skiing, a Himalaya zip-line
whose departure area is more than 23 metres high and its length spans
259 metres; and, of course, there's the area specially for tiny tots
which includes 10 inflatable structures.
Recent additions to this year's program include the short-track speed
skating world championship ambassadors (January 25), the David Suzuki
Foundation "Protect our Winters" Classic (January 26), the WIXX boot
hockey game with former Montreal Alouette Étienne Boulay on hand
(February 1-2) and the skating session with the former Montréal
Canadiens' players and Youppi, a Canadiens Children's Foundation
initiative (February 8), the sugar shack (February 8-9) and CKOI snow
bath (February 9).
The Fête des neiges de Montréal is adding another element to its program
by offering access to several recreational activities on Saturday
evenings, combined with free shows on the main stage. Performers who
will be taking the stage include Marc Dupré and his guests, Jérôme
Couture and Andie Duquette (January 18), Jean-Marc Couture (January
25), Alex Nevsky and Jonas (February 1) and BranVan 3000 (February 8).
There will also be a bar set up in a dome next to the stage which will
feature a DJ every night for people who want to warm up by hitting the
"World Financial Group is proud to be associated with the Fête des
neiges de Montréal, which has gained a reputation for being able to
get people of all ages active by encouraging them to enjoy a fun time
with family or friends," said Richard Williams, President of World
Financial Group. "The values related to the Fête des neiges de Montréal
are closely linked to those of our organization."
The Fête des neiges de Montréal is the popular winter spot to go to, as
a family or with friends. If you wish, you can rent cross-country skis,
snowshoes, skates, sleds and snow scooters right on site. Visitors can
also purchase the ACCROPASSE for $16, and this provides unlimited access to the tube slide, Ferris
wheel and family zip-line during the eight days of the event, along
with a discount on equipment rental and various restaurant services.
Admission to the Fête des neiges de Montréal site is free, as are most
of the activities.
The Fête des neiges de Montréal is produced by the Société du parc
Jean-Drapeau with the participation of the City of Montréal, in
collaboration with World Financial Group and the following partners: La
Presse, CKOI 96.9, Rythme FM, The Beat, Métromédia, Disney Junior, Coup
de pouce, evenko and Ski Saint-Bruno. For more information on the Fête
des neiges de Montréal, please go to parcjeandrapeau.com.
SOURCE: Fête des neiges de Montréal
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