Celebrations of Montréal's 375th Anniversary - Official Program for April 14 to 20, 2017

Cultural diversity, Montréal-inspired activities and stories galore!

MONTRÉAL, April 14, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Without a doubt, cultural diversity is Montréal's new look. The Aime comme Montréal photo essay, for example, is a mirror that shows us just how diverse we have become. The week's activities also include the delights of the sugar shack with Cabane à sucre urbaine, and April's milder days seem made to measure for this family activity. At the same time, Jean-Philippe Wauthier's fascinating TV series on Montréal will continue to educate and inspire viewers with first-hand stories and anecdotes from historians and famous figures who capture the spirit and personality of our big, beautiful city!


Cabane à sucre urbaine
This sugaring-off season, Cabane à sucre urbaine is teaming up with IGA to invite young and old to enjoy maple taffy in its old-fashioned sugar shack. To ensure as many sweet tooths as possible get to enjoy the gooey goodness, the mobile sugar shack will be visiting several city boroughs. Musicians and storytellers will add to the festive, family-friendly ambiance. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and other treats will also be served.

All voluntary donations will go to the Joy of Eating Better Foundation.
April 14 – Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce – Parc Kent
April 16Lachine, Parc Lasalle
Schedule for the day:
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Maple taffy tasting in aid of the Joy of Eating Better Foundation
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Storytelling
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Pouding chômeur (Poor man's pudding) tasting
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.: Folk music dancing

Aime comme Montréal at Place des arts
Cultural diversity is one of the most important aspects of Montréal's identity. In celebration of Montreal's 375th anniversary, Aime comme Montréal presents an intimate and authentic look at cultural diversity through a photo essay featuring 60 inspiring intercultural couples living here in Montréal. Consisting of a book and an exhibition set up at some of Montréal's most iconic sites, Aime comme Montréal celebrates the diversity of the city we call home.
April 20 to May 21, 2017 – Place des arts


38th All Eyes on Montréal photo contest – Now, That's Montréal!
The Centre d'histoire de Montréal is launching the 38th edition of its "All Eyes on Montréal" photo contest, called "Now, That's Montréal!" This event is organized in cooperation with Tourisme Montréal, the Ville de Montréal and Photo Service. For a second year, the Conseil jeunesse de Montréal is offering a special prize just for the 12-to-30 age group. Whatever the subject—a Montréal landmark, an emblematic symbol or just a scene from everyday life—prize-winning photos have to capture the essence of Montréal, something that makes viewers exclaim "Now, that's Montréal!"
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April 4 to 20 – Hall of Honour, Montréal City Hall

Télé-Québec is presenting MTL, a modern-day documentary series where history buff Jean-Philippe Wauthier hunts for clues to what defines Montreal's DNA. MTL will shed light on the things that define our city and its inhabitants. Montréal's history, both official and unofficial, will be told through encounters with famous figures and historians in places of special importance as well as explorations of the city's archives. 
April 13 to June 29, at 8 p.m. – Télé-Québec

Aime comme Montréal at BAnQ
Cultural diversity is one of the most important aspects of Montréal's identity. In celebration of Montreal's 375th anniversary, Aime comme Montréal presents an intimate and authentic look at cultural diversity through a photo essay featuring 60 inspiring intercultural couples living here in Montréal. Consisting of a book and an exhibition set up at some of Montréal's most iconic sites, Aime comme Montréal celebrates the diversity of the city we call home.
March 16 to April 16, 2017 – Bibliothèque and Archives nationales du Québec

LA SERRE — arts vivants
Once a month throughout 2017, POSSIBLES will present the works of 12 artists from different artistic disciplines in collaboration with 12 creative partners in 12 unusual Montreal venues. The objective: to invite up-and-coming artists to create new POSSIBLES exploring 12 local issues inspired by discussions with the community.

POSSIBLES merges art and civic engagement to promote sustainable development.

The year's events will leave behind a manifesto and a methodology enabling cities around the globe to make the project their own and maybe even expand on it. It's all about focusing on the future and taking action today to build a better tomorrow!
April 20 – ARCMTL / Health and quality of life | S. Cotton and M. Nepveu Villeneuve

Mode Expo 67
Expo 67 offered an extraordinary showcase for Montréal's fashion designers. Fifty years later, the McCord Museum unveils its magnificent collection of clothes and accessories as well as its Expo archives. Here's your chance to see over 60 costumes, flight attendant outfits from different countries and provinces, and designer apparel from such names as Marielle Fleury, Michel Robichaud, Jacques de Montjoye, Serge et Réal and John Warden. Sketches, breathtaking photos and testimonials from people who were at this amazing encounter give this event a definite retro twist!
March 17 to October 1 – McCord Museum

Come enjoy the new sensory experience created by Moment Factory for Montréal's 375th birthday! Let yourself be guided to the heart of Notre-Dame Basilica and rediscover its spectacular architecture in a three-act multimedia spectacle. Light effects, orchestral music and Moment Factory's unique genius come together to offer a moment of sublime beauty.
March 21 to October 30, 2017 – Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal

Le Country, de la colonisation à nos jours – En route vers le Festival
The history of country music in Montréal, from the colony's founding to the present. A reminder of the history and importance of country music in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. Country music: bridging the gap between the generations.
Every Friday from February 3 to July 28, at 8 p.m. – Bistro Le Ste-Cath

MTL375 Rosemont Petite-Patrie
Starting on December 21, 2016, a pop-up art gallery will appear at selected sites around the Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough. For Montréal's 375th anniversary, Artgang Galerie will be contributing to the neighbourhood's artistic revitalization with its MTL375 Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie project (http://www.mtl375.com). Artgang Galerie plans to co-produce and showcase at least 375 public art installations around the borough, bringing the neighbourhood's residents together and generating interest in the area.

Created by amateur and professional artists, more than a hundred works representing different disciplines and executed in a wide range of mediums will be exhibited to the public.

Montrealers will also be able to track's the project's evolution, consult the index of works and learn more about participating artists at www.mtl375.com, launched at the same time as the pop-up gallery.

A second wave of exhibitions is slated for spring 2017, and a number of other project-related initiatives are also planned.
Starting December 21, 2016
Parc de Gaspé
Parc Molson

Visit the programming section of our website, at http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/, or download the 375MTL app.

The Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the festivities and socioeconomic initiatives that will mark 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 its financial resources, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.

The Society receives financial support from the Ville de Montréal, the Québec government and the Canadian government, as well as private funding from 12 Great Montrealers. For more information, see 375mtl.com.

For the complete list of press releases as well as images and videos, visit our virtual press room here.

Follow us live on Twitter @375Mtl.
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To learn more about the Québec government's contribution to Montréal's 375th anniversary, click here.


SOURCE Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal

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


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