MONTRÉAL, Jan. 23, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - For the Hivernales, evenko has organized Montréal's biggest outdoor hockey tournament: the Classique Montréalaise. An event on the celebrations' official programming, the tournament will take place at the Olympic Basin in Parc Jean-Drapeau on January 28 and 29.
With team registrations now complete, we are expecting a huge turnout so everyone can enjoy the fun of this extraordinary happening. But, above all, we invite you to come down and cheer on all the players. They'll vie for top honors and defend their borough colours during this major tournament, which will take place on 16 rinks at the Olympic Basin. In addition to rooting for their favorite team, young and old can take part in an array of activities and performances.
On site: a giant heated tent that includes a restaurant/bar, an entertainment area, outdoor games, free skating and shows that will get everyone moving and grooving.
Special note: All activities are free and the site opens at 8:30 a.m. To join us at the Classique Montréalaise, we strongly encourage you to use public transit. Metro station: parc Jean-Drapeau.
Saturday, January 28
8:30 a.m.— Start of the hockey games
12:30 p.m. — Show by Émile Bilodeau (Main stage)
1:30 p.m. — Visit by the Canadiens Alumni: Chris Nilan and Steve Bégin
1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Performance by Nino (375th tent)
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Visit by Patrice Lemieux
4 p.m. — End of games
5 p.m. — Show by Les Dales Hawerchuk (Main stage)
6 p.m. — Nino en duo (375th tent)
Sunday, January 29
8:30 a.m. — Start of the games
12:30 p.m. — Performance by The Planet Smashers (Main stage)
1:30 p.m. to 3 :30 p.m. — Visit by the Canadiens Alumni: Chris Nilan, Steve Bégin, Mathieu Dandenault and Enrico Ciccone
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. — Show by Jabbour (375th tent)
2:30 p.m. — Finals
3:30 p.m. — Awards ceremony for the winning teams in the 4 categories (Main stage)
4 p.m. — Show by Jabbour (375th tent)
Throughout the event, President's Choice invites all participants to come warm up in the comfort zone, where they can enjoy a cup of delicious hot chocolate in exchange for a voluntary contribution. All money collected will go to the St. Michael's Mission charity.
This winter, come play outside and celebrate our love for hockey with the Classique Montréalaise! For full details, go to: www.classiquemontrealaise.ca
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 Québec and private funding from 12 Great Montrealers. For more information: 375mtl.com
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