Official August 2017 program - Montreal's 375th anniversary celebrations

Montréal Symphonique, Nova Stella and a third installment of Sessions 375

MONTREAL, July 31, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary is promising to continue dazzling audiences this coming August with a series of large-scale events that are sure to wow! On August 19, at the foot of Mount Royal, Montréal Symphonique will be putting on a one-of-a-kind performance involving over 400 musicians, popular artists, choir singers and the city's three great orchestras: the Orchestre Métropolitain, McGill Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Also keeping the celebrations alive is the presentation of Nova Stella – The art of being different together. This jubilant and artistic gathering will be held in the Place des Festivals and will put the spotlight on the talents of artists of all backgrounds from near and far. All are invited to gather for this unique and festive event that will celebrate the Montréal of today and imagine the city of the future. Last, but certainly not least, electronic music lovers are invited to attend the Session375 X ÎleSoniq En Ville, on August 10. Montrealers can experience this free outdoor session on two giant dance floors in the heart of Griffintown right by the Peel Basin!


Ioskeha and Tawiscara: The Great Game of Creation
A ritual and professional theatre act inspired by traditional Aboriginal storytelling resurfaces in the heart of Montreal in which two great heroes, two enemy twins who preside over their monumental confrontation with the creation of the world.
August 3 and 6, 2017 - Place des Festivals

PARC BELMONT 2017: Parc Belmont mobile
Ahuntsic-Cartierville residents can create their own carnival in parks around the borough with the MOBILE BELMONT PARK: a peddler's truck of yesteryear decorated with carnival colors and full of bazaar games reminiscent of Belmont Park as well as outdoor cinema equipment.
August 4th and 5th - Parc de Beauséjour
August 11, 12 and 20 - Parc Nicolas-Viel
August 18th - Dans les rues de Bordeaux-Cartierville
August 18th - Parc des Bateliers
August 27th - Parc nature de l'Île-de-la-Visitation

Montreal International Triathlon
The City of Montreal will host the 7th stage of the prestigious ITU World Triathlon Series on August 5 and 6, 2017. On this occasion, a section of the Old Montreal and the Old Port will be transformed into a course for the best triathletes on earth as well as hundreds of amateur participants
August 5th and 6th - Old Montreal

Nova Stella – The art of being different together
Nova Stella is a jubilant and artistic gathering where everyone who loves our city is invited to come celebrate the Montréal of today and envision the city of tomorrow.
With this poetic proclamation written by Queen Ka, Nova Stella calls on us to enter a new dialogue with the Other, to put an end to the us/them divide, and adopt, instead, an inclusive us that makes room for every Montrealer. It invites everyone to celebrate and embrace the art of being different together.
August 5th 2017 - Place des Festivals

Sessions 375 X îleSoniq En Ville
îleSoniq is proud to present the very first edition of îleSoniq En Ville, free outdoor Sessions 375 happening on August 10 in the heart of the Griffintown at Le Bassin Peel. Electronic-music lovers in town for the festival and all over Montreal will be served.
August 10 from 5:30 p.m. - Peel Basin

Canada Pride Montréal 2017
Canada Pride Montréal 2017 is a national festival that aims to shed light on the Canadian LGBT movement Hosted by Montréal Pride from August 10 to 20, 2017, festivalgoers will be offered 11 days of celebrations including a weekend of sporting events, an international conference on LGBT human rights, free outdoor concerts every night and a parade of an unprecedented scale!
August 10th to August 20th, 2017 - Gay Village

Paul à Montréal
"Paul à Montréal," a comic-strip-based urban walk designed by Michel Rabagliati, the author of the successful Quebecois series "Paul," will consist of a dozen giant panels scattered throughout the Plateau Mont-Royal. Starting across the street from the Métro Laurier station, the walk will be a 60-minute-long narrative and interactive journey.
August 12 to December 10 2017 - Plateau Mont-Royal

Pendant ce temps-là à Montréal
In collaboration with five historic sites in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood, original tales will be created by local artists and presented at the five historic sites by the Théâtre Denise-Pelletier et Zone Homa. Audiences are invited to follow this artistic journey to its historic end.
August 12th - Théâtre Denise-Pelletier and Parc Morgan, from 2PM to 7PM non-stop

Montreal au feminin: The great Ladies - their stories in music
SOBAM invites you to take a musical voyage and meet great women who left their mark in Montreal's history. Through the integration of a variety of musical genres, this original production explores their lives and contributions though singing, theatre, dance and multimedia. In collaboration with community amateurs, a troupe of professional artists will guide you through a unique and interactive experience! Don't miss the chance to participate in this magical journey!
August 12th - parc Marcel-Léger
August 26th - parc Alexis-Carrel

Hymne à l'arrondissement de Rivière-des-Prairies - Pointe-aux-Trembles
The anthem representing the East-End borough of Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles will be unveiled to the public on two occasions by the Centre multimedia de l'Est de Montréal (Coop de solidarité).
August 12th - Parc Marcel-Léger de Pointe-aux-Trembles
August 26th - Parc Armand-Bombardier de Rivière-des-Prairies

Les Jeux de la rue Celebrates Montréal!
Designed for the 12-to-24 age group, Les Jeux de la rue is all about sports. This year, it's taking place on August 16 at Jarry Park! A mega-event organized for the grand finales of the Jeux de la rue, where you can take part in a million and one activities (or just about) and get together with your friends, get moving and have fun!
August 16th from 9am to 11 pm - Jarry Park

Chantez Montréal, chantez Anjou
SING MONTREAL, SING ANJOU is an activity for the whole family, both young and old, and is split up into three parts. The first features a series of kiosks operated by local community actors from around Angevin that offers up fun for all ages. The second highlights the musical and artistic talents of some of Angevins' residents and is a great opportunity to discover and support the quality of this community.
August 17th - Place Anjou

Tricotés serrés
As part of this project, the Immigrant Committee will collaborate with Ève-Marie Langevin, artist-performer and "the people's knitter" to create cultural exchange workshops around a collective knitting project. During the project, themes of living together and intercultural rapprochement will be discussed. The sections of the collective knitting project will be assembled in Saint Laurent's public square (to be inaugurated in August 2017) and will thus serve as an element of public decoration. The population.
August 17th - Place publique de Saint-Laurent, corner of Décarie and Édouard-Laurin

Montréal Symphonique
A major new public concert at the foot of Mount Royal. For Montréal's 375th and Canada's 150th, our three major Montréal orchestras' the McGill Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Métropolitain and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal will be coming together to celebrate this historic moment at the foot of our iconic Mount Royal. This concept show, created and produced by GSI Musique and directed by Simon Leclerc, will feature more than 400 musicians, pop artists and choral singers who promise to dazzle our eyes and ears and make our spirits soar.
August 19th, 2017 - Mount Royal, East side

Zoom sur les communautés culturelles
Every night for seven days between August 21 and 27, 2017, sir Cavelier-De LaSalle will explore a moment in history that covers the waves of immigration in Montreal. The Henri-Lemieux Cultural Centre and Sir Cavelier-De LaSalle will welcome a different community that has marked the history of LaSalle each night. The program includes film screenings, shared dinners between neighbors as well as expositions.
August 21st to 27th - Théâtre du Grand Sault du centre Henri-Lemieux

REP NDG's aim is to feature intergenerational relationships and perspectives from youth, seniors and the business community through song creation, music video production, photography, and documentary style film making. In short, an arts focus on the common living experience in N.D.G.
August 21st to 27th - Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

Camillien Houde, «le p'tit gars de Sainte-Marie»
A fascinating figure of municipal and provincial politics, Camillien Houde stayed the course through major changes and upheavals that shaped the 20th century. In this show, which mobilizes the citizens of Centre-Sud, Espace Libre and the Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental will recount the story of this working-class mayor to give the audience a feel for the history of this neighbourhood and the city.
August 22nd to September 2nd, 2017 - Espace Libre

Part of the official program marking Montréal's 375th anniversary, Canada's preeminent hub of electronic music and digital creativity turns 18, taking the occasion to change its dates, expand its program and refresh its commitment to live performance at the intersection of music, visual art and technology.
August 22th to 27th - Mutek

Sur les traces d'Anjou
The project Sur les Traces d'Anjou of OSA aims to highlight the dynamism of Anjou and place it at the heart of Montreal's evolution. To do so, photos from community organizations, institutions and citizens will be collected to build a mosaic that will exposed at the Place des Angevins (a public space in front of the City Hall) Wednesday august 23rd 2017 from 2pm to 10pm. Furthermore, a festival will be held so that residents of all ages and backgrounds can gather together to celebrate.
August 23rd - 7701, boulevard Louis-H.-La Fontaine, Anjou

NomadFest : Plongez dans l'univers des cowboys et de la musique country
NomadFest: Dive into the world of cowboys and country music in the heart of the city. The Jacques Cartier Pier will become the hitching post for the first edition of NomadFest Rodeo Urbain from August 24 to 27, 2017. For four days straight, cowboys and cowgirls can enjoy a brand-new immersive country experience.
August 24th to 27th, 2017 - Old Port - Quai Jacques-Cartier

Concert Sept stations musicales des berges
This concert will present a musical journey that will showcase the banks of the rivière des Prairies around the visitor center at Gouin course, at the dusk. Spectators will witness a unique chamber music concert by moving seven plates close together in the enchanting Basile Routhier Park. The evening will end with the creation of an original work dedicated to the Ahuntsic-Cartierville.
August 25th - Parcours Gouin - Parc Basile-Routhier

Ultimate Frisbee Championship
AULD 2017 championship weekend VI. The best teams in North America will be meeting up in Montréal this coming August to see who will be crowned the top team of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL).
August 26th and 27th - Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard

City Thread
City Thread is a multidisciplinary interactive performance that takes place outdoors. Live geolocated dance, music, and video performances come together to offer viewers an exceptional experience. More than observers, they become active participants when they choose to follow one or another group of dancers on a designated path using an exclusive smart-phone application made specifically for the FDV performance.
August 29th to September 10th - Esplanade de la Place des Arts

The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership presents a large-scale art walk, from August 30 to October 15, 2017. The event features more than 20 original pieces and permanent art work, in the visual arts, digital arts, design and architecture, to be displayed outdoors on building walls, in public squares and at several unconventional sites within the Quartier des Spectacles.
From August 30st to October 15th - Quartier des spectacles

To find out more about all events, go to the programming section at or download the 375MTL app.

About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary

The Society for the Celebration of Montreal's 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will highlight Montreal's 375th anniversary in 2017.  With a focus on promoting Montreal 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 Government of Canada, the Government of Québec and private funding from 12 Great Montrealers. For more information:

For the complete list of press releases and other images and videos, go to our virtual pressroom here.

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To learn more about the Government of Quebec'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,, 514-238-4178


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