MONTRÉAL, April 7, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - There are a lot of events on tap this week to celebrate Montréal's 375th anniversary. First, a talented group of skaters, all residents of the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough, will turn the spotlight on the city's past in their music and choreography. The city's history will also be brought to life through facts and anecdotes recounted by the curious and friendly Jean-Philippe Wauthier, an original series that will enchant audiences over several weeks. You won't want to miss it! And this time, Rosemont-Petite Patrie and Ville-Marie are the destinations of choice for maple taffy lovers from across the 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 contributions will go to the Joy of Eating Better Foundation.
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.
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Pouding chômeur (Poor man's pudding) tasting
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Folk music dancing
April 8 – Parc Maisonneuve, Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie
April 9 – Parc Émilie Gamelin, Ville-Marie
Ahuntsic-Cartierville: 375 ans d'histoire revue et patinée
An original ice show featuring memorable moments from the history of the borough and Montréal, set to period music and performed by over 250 borough residents.
April 8 and 9 – Aréna Ahuntsic – Patinage Ahuntsic
April 13 to June 29, at 8 p.m. – Télé-Québec
Télé-Québec presents 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.
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
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
12 ARTISTS, 12 LOCATIONS, 12 THEMES, 12 DATES
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!
04 | April 20 – ARCMTL / Healthy and quality of life | S. Cotton and M. Nepveu Villeneuve
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
A multimedia urban circuit staged across Old Montréal and featuring a host of characters who have witnessed the city's evolution first-hand. Over 20 tableaus come alive in images, words and music. Download the Montréal en Histoires free app.
Every evening – Old Montréal
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 the MTL375 Rosemont–Petite-Patrie project (http://www.375mtl.com/en/). 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 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 http://www.375mtl.com/en/, launched at the same time as the pop-up gallery.
A second wave of exhibitions is slated for spring 2017. A number of other project-related initiatives are also planned.
Starting December 21, 2016
Parc de Gaspé
Unnamed alley behind Artgang, 6524 rue Saint-Hubert
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 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 http://www.375mtl.com/en/.
For the complete list of press releases and other images and videos, visit our virtual press room http://www.375mtl.com/en/making-the-375th/press-room/.
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: Media Relations, Isabelle Pelletier, [email protected], 514-238-4178