Montreal's 375th Anniversary - Montreal through the years: Search and find!

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 4, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - We're celebrating Montreal
In 2017, Montreal will mark a milestone anniversary – 375 years since its founding. Bayard Canada was selected to participate in the official programming by publishing an album illustrating the city's history and architectural development. Each double-page spread (9 in all) illustrates a key date in Montreal's history. The album is designed in a search-and-find format. Readers are invited to find important buildings and monuments concealed in the illustrations. Factual text accompanies the illustrations to highlight key events in our city's history.

"Montréal au fil du temps (Montreal through the years) will introduce young people to important events in Montreal's history. The illustrations offer a lively look at the city's past, including its architectural evolution. It will broaden their horizons by taking them on a fun, educational journey back through time," said Serge Postigo, assistant commissioner of the 375th celebrations.

Montréal au fil du temps is a fun, educational journey that traces the major signposts on the road to the city's architectural and urban development from 1642 to 2017.

For the past three years, Maxime P. Bélanger has served as literary and artistic director at Bayard Canada. She lives in Montreal.

For many years, Marie Bilodeau has worked as an illustrator in the fields of publishing and advertising. Her achievements at Bayard Canada include illustrations for the Le Québec en comptines series (Quebec nursery rhymes), and Le défi de grand-papa (Grandpa's big challenge), part of the Cheval masqué (A horse in disguise) series.

9782897700362 / 24 pages / $19.95

About Bayard Canada Livres
Bayard Canada Livres was established in 2004 with the acquisition of Banjo Press Inc. from Groupe Modulo. To expand the company's reach in the youth market, Banjo became Bayard Canada Livres and added children's books to its general publishing repertoire, a category it intends to continue putting more focus on.

The mission of Bayard Canada Livres is to make high-quality children's literature accessible to French‑speaking readers.

About the Society for the Celebration of Montreal's 375th Anniversary
The Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the 2017 celebrations and the socio-economic contributions that will mark Montreal's 375th birthday in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montreal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local partners 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 City of Montreal, the Government of Québec, and private funding from 11 Great Montrealers. For more details, please visit

For more information about the Government of Québec's financial support for Montreal's  375th Anniversary, please click here.


SOURCE Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal

Image with caption: "Montréal au fil du temps (Montreal through the years) @Bayard Illustrator Marie Bilodeau (CNW Group/Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal)". Image available at:

For further information: Source Bayard Canada Livres: Nicholas Aumais, Press relations, 514-287-3020, extension 327,; Source 375e de Montréal: Isabelle Pelletier, Press relations, 514-238-4178,


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