Québec's 400th celebrated in Ottawa!

    QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Daniel Gélinas, general manager of the
Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec, will be in Ottawa today to attend the
kickoff ceremonies of Winterlude, the city's winter festival. "It is a
tremendous pleasure for the Société du 400e to take part in the opening event
and celebrate 400 years of shared history with the people of Ottawa," said Mr.
    During the evening, and with the invaluable cooperation of the National
Capital Commission, Québec City and Ottawa will celebrate this milestone in
our history. Both cities will join forces once again this coming May to mark
the tulips blooming simultaneously in each of the capitals. Moreover,
throughout the summer, Confederation Boulevard will be all decked out to pay
tribute to Québec City's 400th anniversary. This trip to Ottawa will also give
the Société's general manager the opportunity to invite festival-goers to
rediscover exciting and vibrant Québec City and enjoy the unique festivities
during Québec's 400th anniversary.
    During the day, Daniel Gélinas will take part in working meetings with
senior managers of the National Capital Commission. He will also take
advantage of this visit to Ottawa to speak with federal government officials
and the region's media.
    The Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec wishes to thank its partners
for their generous contribution to the organization of the 2008 celebrations,
including Major Partners Desjardins, Bell, Hydro-Québec, the Brasserie
Unibroue, SAQ/Vins de France, IGA and CBC/Radio-Canada, as well as Official
Partners Le Soleil, Pepsi/Alex Coulombe, Cascades and Laurier.

    The Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec is an autonomous, non-profit
organization that is financed by the Government of Québec, the City of Québec
and the Government of Canada, and whose mandate is to coordinate and produce
Québec City's 400th anniversary.

For further information:

For further information: Roxanne St-Pierre, Chief - National and
International Media Relations, Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec, (418)
648-2008, ext. 560, rstpierre@quebec400.qc.ca

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