Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary - Official program - February 10th to February 16th, 2017

A Hivernales happening on February 11!

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 10, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - This Saturday, you're invited to come play outside at the Igloofest site, which will become the meeting point for three Hivernales events. Starting at 1 p.m., meet us at the Jacques-Cartier Pier in the Old Port of Montréal to take part in Igloofest's Nordik Games, complete the Ice Canoe Challenge activity "Enwèye en canot – Take a kayak" or welcome the participants of the Snow Moon by bike when they arrive on site that evening.

New events

Snow Moon by bike
A magical winter moonlit bike ride through the streets of Montreal! As part of the Montreal 375th Anniversary Hivernales celebrations, cycling and winter enthusiasts are invited to take part in a luminescent parade of bikes along a 3.75-km route. Seasoned cyclists can up the ante and add a 10 or 15-km jaunt to the Olympic Stadium to the excursion.
February 11, 2017 - Downtown, Old Montréal

For the 375th's Hivernales, IGLOOFEST brings us even more northern fun with free activities for everyone and two extra Saturdays of wild competitions with Les Jeux Nordik and Off-Igloofest evenings on its program. You can also discover the amazing slides at Place Jacques-Cartier and the Nordik Village.
Jeux Nordik January 11th and 18th – Jacques-Cartier Pier in the Old Port of Montréal
January 12th to February 19th, 2017 - Jacques-Cartier Pier in the Old Port of Montréal

Montréal Ice Canoe Challenge
It's two exhilarating days of heart-pumping competition as top-level athletes race their canoes across more than 10 metres of the glacial St. Lawrence River. Come out and cheer on Captain Mylène Paquette and her VIVE MONTRÉAL 375 crew, or one of the dozens of other teams, for a fun-filled skill testing day on Saturday or the spectacular race on Sunday.
February 12th - Quai de l'Horloge, Bassin Alexandra

Montreal Hypothermic Half Marathon
To all runners, young and old: time to lace up for the Montreal Hypothermic Half-Marathon. This year, we've added two races to the line-up. For this 12th edition, participants can opt for the 21.1-km, 10.55-km, or 2-person relay that covers a double circuit.
February 12, 2017 - Parc Jean-Drapeau

Ongoing events

Aime comme Montréal at the MMFA
Celebrate Montréal's diversity with Aime comme Montréal, a book and photo exhibition showcased in iconic Montréal locations.
January 18th to February 19th, 2017 – Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Le Country, de la colonisation à nos jours
A tribute to the history and importance of country music in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. Country music, a bridge across generations.
Every Friday from February 3nd to July 28th - Bistro Le Ste-Cath

MTL375 Rosemont Petite-Patrie
A pop-up art gallery will appear in several locations in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough.
As of December 21st – In the back alley behind Artgang (6524 Saint-Hubert Street) and De Gaspé Park (6699 De Gaspé Avenue)

Cité Mémoire
Projected throughout Old Montreal, loosely inspired by the history of Montreal, Cité Mémoire invites you to meet a host of characters who've witnessed the city's evolution first-hand. Poetic, dreamlike and occasionally playful, the tableaux come alive with images, words and music. Don't forget to download the application!
Every night - Old Montréal

To find out more about all of the events, go to the programming section of our web site http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/ or download the 375MTL app.

About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary
The Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will highlight Montréal's 375th anniversary in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces to carry out its mandate: mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage funding, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.

The Society benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal, the Gouvernement du Canada, the Gouvernement du Québec and private funding from 12 Great Montrealers. For more information: 375mtl.com

For the complete list of press releases and other images and videos, go to our virtual press room here.

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To learn more about the contribution of the Gouvernement du Québec to Montréal's 375th, click here.


SOURCE Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal

For further information: Media Relations: Isabelle Pelletier, ipelletier@375mtl.com, 514-238-4178


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