Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary - Official program - February 17th to February 23th, 2017


MONTRÉAL, Feb. 17, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - This week for Montréal's 375th anniversary, the Quartier des spectacles lights up with the works of the Illuminart circuit. And if you're looking for something more active, head to Parc Jean-Drapeau to tackle the obstacles of the Polar Hero Race or the Place des festivals for a game of Curling en lumière. Artistic performances more your thing? POSSIBLES and Being Neighborly in Lachine promise evenings of unforgettable entertainment.

New events

Polar Hero Race
This year, the event is open to everyone. So come alone, with friends, or sign up the whole family for this one-of-a-kind activity. Kids, adults, and seasoned athletes should start warming up for this unique 5-km, 25-obstacle course.
February 18, 2017 - Parc Jean-Drapeau

Being neighborly in Lachine
A tribute to daily life of the past and present through theatre and music, performed on balconies, street corners and the surrounding parks of Lachine's neighborhoods.
February 19th - Quartier Saint-Pierre

Once a month throughout 2017, POSSIBLES presents works by 12 emerging artists from 12 different disciplines, in collaboration with 12 partners, in 12 unique Montréal locations.
February 21st - Places-des-Arts metro station (Exit Place-des-Arts and Complexe Desjardins)

Curling en lumière
Discover the magic of Curling en lumière, a brand-new activity that's free for the whole family at the 375th Hivernales. MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE sheds new light on curling by taking the time-honoured game outdoors and to dazzling new heights. For a truly unique interactive experience, try your hand tossing the rocks against the brilliant backdrop of a light and sound performance.
February 23 to March 11, 2017 - Place des Festivals, Quartier des spectacles

The massive Illuminart project is a program of technological works launched as part of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE and the festivities of the 375th anniversary of Montreal. The installations, which are dotted throughout the Quartier des spectacles and elsewhere in the borough of Ville-Marie, feature illuminating, interactive and immersive cutting-edge creations.
February 23rd to March 11th, 2017 - Downtown

Ongoing events

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 18thJacques-Cartier Pier in the Old Port of Montréal
January 12th to February 19th, 2017 - Jacques-Cartier Pier in the Old Port of Montréal

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 and loosely inspired by city's history, 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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