MONTREAL, Feb. 2, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - This weekend do not miss your chance to enjoy one last time the many outdoor activities and free shows offered at this year's special edition of the Fête des neiges de Montréal presented by Tim Hortons, an official event of Montreal's 375th anniversary.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEKEND
Saturday at 12: 45 p.m., the hosts of Télé-Québec's new show Cochon Dingue will challenge themselves with Selfie Dingue. Come cheer on Valérie Chevalier, Pascal Morrissette, Pascal Barriault and Marilou Morin as they face each other in different challenges in which they will have to take selfies with the public in order to win.
The action will then move to the main stage where Nicolas Pellerin et les Grands Hurleurs will present their ¾ Fort album. With two Félix awards to their credit in the "Traditional Album of the Year" category, Nicolas Pellerin et les Grands Hurleurs will take you on an expansive musical journey where the groovy gusts lead on to fresh, gentle breezes. DJ Cyusa Kamaso will take over at 4:30 p.m. and will have you dancing up a storm!
Then on Sunday, February 5 at 1 p.m., CKOI's renowned Snow Bath will be taking place, a fun-filled event in which some 50 brave participants revel in rollicking in the snow, to not only get their thrills but also for the chance to win a $ 1 000 KANUK gift certificate!
Finally, Kevin Bazinet, the winner of the third edition of La Voix, will close this 34th edition of the Fête des neiges de Montréal with his brand new concert performance. The musically gifted, uniquely voiced artist, who is a huge fan favourite among both male and female Quebecers, will be singing many of the songs on his recent album, Talk To Me!
ACTIVITES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
In addition to the action on the main stage, visitors will be able to enjoy winter at its best with a wide array of activities. Kids and grown-ups will have fun skating around the Biosphere, discovering the legends of Ste. Helens' Island, climbing up the Tour de Lévis, going on a dog sled ride ($), taking part in a boot hockey game and conquering the other team's fort in an epic snowball fight! Also, do not miss the playful activities like Robin des Neiges, the Giant Foosball, the Polar Circus, the Snow Scooter and the Ice Ship with Capitaine Crinière and his crew members.
Accessible with the ACCROPASSE, the Tube Slide, the Ferris Wheel and the Zip-line will give an adrenaline rush to the bravest. Moreover, since it is the last weekend of the event, the ACCROPASSE is selling at 25% off. Will you dare soaring above the ground on one of the four 375-feet-long downhill cables, going down at high speed on one of the 12 sliding lanes or challenge your fear of heights to get a view at the city?
GRAB A BITE
This weekend is also your last chance to take advantage of the winter street-food trucks on the Fête des neiges site, offering a delicious assortment of treats and speciality menu items. Whether it is for a snack or for a hearty meal, Das food Truck, Bacon Truck, Boîte à Fromages and Délices d'Antan will be there to fill all the appetites. You can also roast marshmallows on the fire of a small grill known as a brasero or sip mulled wine on the terrace of the Chalet.
The ACCROPASSE is an indispensable pass that provides unlimited access to the Tube slide, Ferris wheel and Zip-line, as well as admission to the Stewart Museum and the Biosphere, Environment Museum. The ACCROPASSE also entitles you to discounts on restaurant services and special advantages for equipment rentals (skates, sleds and snow scooters). Since it usually gives access to the activities for all four weekends of the Fête des neiges and that we are already close to the end, people can purchase the ACCROPASSE at 25% off online at www.parcjeandrapeau.com or on the event site on weekends. Therefore, the ACCROPASSE now costs $12 /person and the family package for four people is $38.
The Fête des neiges de Montréal, presented by Tim Hortons, is produced by the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau through the participation of the City of Montréal and the following partners: Lafleur, Minute Maid, Molson Canadian, Breyers, Anfibio, the Biosphere, Environment Museum, the Montréal Impact soccer schools and the Stewart Museum. The project also receives financial support from Tourisme Montréal.
To learn more about the Fête des neiges de Montréal, please go to parcjeandrapeau.com.
SOURCE SOCIETE DU PARC JEAN-DRAPEAU
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