On the move to Parc Jean-Drapeau! La Fête des enfants de Montréal unveils its program

    MONTREAL, Aug. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the 9th edition of La Fête des
enfants de Montréal, which will be held at Parc Jean-Drapeau on August 18 and
19, unveiled its program in the presence of Mr. Marcel Tremblay, member of the
executive committee of the City of Montréal, in charge of citizen services,
youth and intercultural relations, and of Mr. Serge Rémillard, president of
the board of directors of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau. Mr. Tremblay
wishes to take this opportunity to emphasize that the City of Montréal is
proud to "collaborate in presenting an event that celebrates family spirit by
evoking values that are important to all Montrealers: solidarity,
accessibility and universality." For his part, Mr. Rémillard adds that this
new site "not only allows us to share a large number of outdoor activities
with our children in an atmosphere of friendly get-togethers, but also helps
them discover the Parc Jean-Drapeau, its attractions and the many
recreational, sports and cultural facilities it has to offer."

    A party on the move!

    Event spokesperson, actor and host François-Etienne Paré, participated in
La Fête's move to Parc Jean-Drapeau, assisted by a group of children who are
ready to roll up their sleeves and roll out the 2007 program. The park is
decked out in La Fête's colours. "So everything is in place to give our little
and bigger people a unique and unforgettable entertainment experience,"
explains Mr. Paré.
    This giant rally brings together more than 50 cultural communities and
invites Montreal families of all origins to take advantage of two full days of
free festivities. In fact, La Fête des enfants invites the young and less
young to have a tremendous time discovering many activities designed to
promote exchanges and get-togethers. Games, sports and educational activities,
creative workshops and shows are all on the program. As every year, a number
of new features have been added to surprise and delight visitors. And what's
more, families will have free access to the Complexe aquatique de l'Ile
Sainte-Hélène, and to the facilities of the park's island partners, the
Biosphère and Stewart Museum.
    The official La Fête des enfants de Montréal program, featuring all
essential information for families, mainly the list of activities, program,
services available and site plan, will be inserted in the 24 Heures newspaper
on Thursday, August 16, 2007.

    Free offerings

    The Société de transport de Montréal-La Fête's official carrier-is
offering free public transport to families going to La Fête, upon presentation
of the special pass, available starting on Monday, August 6, at participating
Jean Coutu drugstores in the Greater Montreal region. This pass must also be
presented for free access to three of the Museums nature of Montreal, namely,
the Biodôme, the Jardin botanique and the Insectarium. Families will benefit
from a number of services designed to make their visit even more pleasant:
baby stroller parking, baby-changing tent, bottle warmers, cooler checkrooms,
and others.

    Incredible partners

    La Fête des enfants de Montréal is presented by the Société du parc
Jean-Drapeau, in collaboration with the City of Montréal. It is pleased to be
able to count on the support of numerous partners, notably Groupe Jean Coutu
(PJC) inc., Bell, the Société de transport de Montréal, the Government of
Québec, the Union des producteurs agricoles, Lassonde Industries Inc. and
Groupe Berger. La Fête also has several media partners, including Teletoon,
The Gazette, TVA, MIX 96, Métromédia Plus, Le Journal de Montréal, the 24
Heures newspaper and Petitmonde.com.

    Parc Jean-Drapeau is easy to access by bicycle, metro, car or even boat
(ferry shuttle). Be part of the two days of La Fête by taking advantage of the
sweet deal offered by one of the 23 different hotels in Montreal and receive a
gift, while saving 50% on your 3rd night. For reservation, call 1-866-995-6994
or visit www.tourisme-montreal.org.

    For more information on this event, call the Bell Info-Fête line at 514
872-0060 or visit the website at www.fetedesenfants.ca.

For further information:

For further information: Media: Agence Sonia Gagnon: Nicole Desmarais,
Media Relations, (514) 768-6743, ndesmarais@soniagagnon.com; Caroline
Carbonneau, Media Relations, (514) 768-6743, ccarbonneau@soniagagnon.com;
Source: Kevin Donnelly, Director, Communications and Marketing, (514)
872-6368, Cell: (514) 238-1397

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