Official program - Week of August 4 to 10, 2017 - Montreal's 375th Anniversary Celebrations


MONTREAL, Aug. 4, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary invites you to attend a series of grand events this week! On Saturday, August 5, a jubilant and artistic gathering – known as Nova Stella, The art of being different together – will kick off in the Place des Festivals, putting the spotlight on local artists from all backgrounds. This one-of-a-kind event is a chance for Montrealers to discover the many talents that have the very pulse of our city. Electronic music lovers are invited to attend the Session375 X ÎleSoniq En Ville, on August 10. Montrealers can experience this free outdoor session in the heart of Griffintown right on the Lachine Canal, including live performances and two giant dance floors!

Lastly, La Grande Tournée sets up camp at Ahuntsic Park this weekend. Tons of activities have been planned so that Montrealers can make the most of the summer weather, all the while discovering our city's many charms and secrets!


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

La Grande Tournée – Ahuntsic-Cartierville
A major 375th event, La Grande Tournée, presented by Cirque Éloize, will be travelling from one end of the city to the other all summer long to celebrate its history and its people, have fun and live it up in our communities. It will give everyone who loves Montréal the chance to discover the city's charms and secrets, celebrate with their families and get to know their neighbours. The fun will also spill out onto an adjacent street or back alley where other events also await.
August 4 to 6 – Parc Ahuntsic

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 Bassin

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

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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