Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary - Official program - February 24th to March 2nd, 2017


MONTRÉAL, Feb. 24, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - This week, for its 375th anniversary, Montréal celebrates its history and creativity. In the spotlight are the third phase of "Improvised neighbourhoods", a gathering of the city's best improvisers, as well as the exhibition relating the Outremont rail yard's history. Using your own creativity is more your thing? Take part in the creation of "La guirlande du 375e", a 1,400-meter-long decoration. Finally, the Quartier des spectacles always remains illuminated thanks to the "Illuminart" project.

New events

Improvised Neighbourhoods – Phase 3
"Improvised Neighbourhoods" are 13 happenings in public places featuring house-comedians and invited players from different improvisation troupes in the city. Under the direction of their leader, they will participate in various improvisational games using the history of the area where the event takes place as a theme. A fun way to learn more about the history of the different neighbourhoods in the Ville-Marie borough.
February 26th 2017 –  L'Ermitage du Collège de Montréal

The Outremont Yard: Railroad Memories
The Park Extension Historical Society and the Société d'histoire d'Outremont present a project in three parts (exhibition, screenings and walking tours) about the former Outremont rail yard's history. The SCREENING SERIES explores the thematic of trains.
February 26th 2017 – Théâtre Outremont

La guirlande du 375e
Le Carrefour d'éducation populaire de Pointe-Saint-Charles is offering the creation and collective decoration of a 1,400 m long garland that will dress the streets of the P-S-C neighbourhood. Several workshops on various techniques of painting and printing on canvas will be offered in different places of the district in a creative atmosphere where the participants will be able to develop their artistic talents.
February 28th 2017, from 6pm to 9pm – Société d'Histoire de Pointe-Saint-Charles

Ongoing events

Tomorrow People
The exhibition "Tomorrow" at OBORO opens a year devoted to Aboriginal artists from the nations that form the territory of current-day Canada. Skawennati tells stories in analog and digital form that take a close look at the notion of time and identity, while machinamas (a technique using video sequences filmed inside virtual spaces), digital prints, photographs and sculptures deftly blend history, tradition, cyberspace and science fiction.
February 4th to March 18th, 2017, Tuesday to Saturday, 12pm to 5pm - OBORO

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 23rd to March 11th, 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 Montréal. 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

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 Montréal 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, Amélie Forcier, aforcier@national.ca, 514-843-2307


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