The 2008 Carnival Parade - A Brand New Concept!



    QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - At the dawn of the great celebrations
for Québec City's 400th anniversary, Mr. Christie's Québec Winter Carnival is
proud to present a totally new and original concept for its 2008 night parade.
    Specially created for this exceptional anniversary, the Carnival Parade
will contribute to highlighting the joie de vivre of Quebeckers and the
quality of what is produced here. Presented next February 9 and 16, the 2008
Mr. Christie's night parade will surprise and awe spectators - fresh and
exciting allegorical elements, such as two 24-foot tall marionettes with
moving joints, unprecedented interactive lighting, a unique sound track, a
common theme throughout the sequences, numerous multimedia projections, and
1200 new costumes for the extras. "The 2008 parade will be a totally novel
experience. We are proud to present an innovative and original concept that
will be sure to delight carnival-goers. The parades will be the culmination of
our 2008 programming. Believe me, the Carnival will make a joyful noise and
set the tone for a year of celebrations!" stated Karine Primard, president of
the 54th annual Carnival.
    Every winter, the Carnival parades are synonymous with great gatherings
and encounters, and their success is due to the amazing treats they provide
for the eyes and ears. The 2008 parades will be no exception...the talents of
Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur, the Carnival's know-how and the collaboration of
Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec will contribute to allowing everyone to
experience and celebrate Québec City's anniversary in grand style. "We are
delighted to associate with the Carnival for the new night parades. This is a
marvellous opportunity to make the festivities one's own, and we invite all of
Québec City's citizens and visitors, our carnival-goers, to be part of it!"
mentioned Pierre Boulanger, President and CEO of Société du 400e anniversaire
de Québec.

    Carnival Expertise

    Created entirely by the Carnival Workshop, the new parade will require no
less than 17,000 hours of preparation. Between now and the presentations, the
Carnival Workshop will also participate in a number of other projects, such as
the Santa Claus Parade, to be presented in Montreal this coming November. To
carry out its mandates, the Carnival Workshop employs close to 25 people each
year.
    In 2008, the first extravagant event to fly the 400th anniversary
colours, Mr. Christie's Québec Winter Carnival will set the tone with the
presentation of the majestic all-new night parades, offering great festive
gatherings for everyone. For its 54th annual presentation, the Carnival will
be making plenty of noise! www.carnaval.qc.ca .

    From February 1 to 17, 2008, the Carnival Will Set the Tone!




For further information:

For further information: Sylvain Gagné, Press relations officer, (418)
626-3716, ext. 260, sylvain.gagne@carnaval.qc.ca

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