Media Advisory - Université Laval - Honorary doctorate and other honors for Céline Dion

    QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - To highlight Céline Dion's
participation in Quebec City's 400th anniversary celebrations, Université
Laval wishes to pay tribute to this international star who makes Quebec shine
wherever she goes.
    During an official ceremony at Palais Montcalm on August 21 at 4:30 p.m.,
Ms. Dion will receive a doctorate honoris causa, the highest honor given by
Université Laval.
    Quebec City and Société du 400e anniversaire will take this opportunity
to present Ms. Dion with both the Médaille de la Ville de Québec and the
Médaillon du 400e. In addition, Minister of Culture, Communications, and Women
Status Christine St-Pierre will accompany Céline Dion to meet the winners of
the writing contest Dion sponsored: La langue française, elle est bien
    Media representatives are invited to attend this ceremony, which will be
immediately followed by a press conference with Ms. Dion. This will be the
only opportunity for the singer to meet with media representatives. Ms. Dion
will not be granting any individual interviews.


    To attend the ceremony and press conference, you are required to complete
and submit the accreditation application form before Wednesday, August 20,
2008, at 10 a.m. This form can be found at
    Applications received after this date will not be considered. When your
application is accepted, you will receive email confirmation indicating the
date and the location of accreditation pickup. This accreditation does NOT
grant access to the August 22 show on the Plains of Abraham.

    For information regarding accreditation, please contact:
    Kimberly Labar
    Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec
    Phone: 418 648-2008 ext. 531 or 418 925-8401 (cell.)

    What:     Honorary doctorate for Céline Dion and press conference

    When:     Thursday, August 21, 4:30 p.m.
              Media representatives will be granted access at 3:30 p.m.

    Where:    Palais Montcalm, 995 place d'Youville, Quebec City


For further information:

For further information: Jean-François Huppé, Media Relations,
Université Laval, (418) 656-7785,

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