/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Invitation to a Press Conference - A Spectacular Parade to Top Off Canada Pride Montréal 2017 Celebrations/

A HOST OF LGBTTIQA2S COMMUNITIES' ALLIES AND SUPPORTERS TO TAKE PART
STARTING AT NOON ON SUNDAY AUGUST 20

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 20, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Following a route symbolically linking the former West end "village" to the present day gay village, a contingent of Indigenous Peoples will open the parade while several public personalities from all three levels of government join in on Sunday August 20, starting at noon. Organisers plan a spectacular top off to the 11-day celebrations of Canada Pride Montréal 2017 with one of this year's most popular and colorful parades, reflecting the sexual diversity and gender plurality of Montréal, Quebec and Canada. Among the personalities in attendance will be the Prime Minister of Canada, the Irish Taoiseach, the Premier of Quebec, the Mayor of Montréal and representatives of participating Indigenous Peoples.

 

Date:

Sunday, August 20, 2017



Venue:

Winter Garden in the Hall of the IBM-Marathon Building


(1250, Boul. René-Lévesque West, at the corner of Drummond)



Agenda:

10:30 a.m.:

Arrival of the medias (Because of security requirements, we ask that media representatives arrive no later than 10:30 a.m.)


10:45 a.m.:

Arrival of guests and individual media interviews



Access point: (Please note that René-Lévesque Boulevard is closed to traffic as of 7 a.m. between St.Marc and Drummond Streets and as of 11 a.m., between Drummond and Papineau Streets. Access will be from de La Montagne heading North, Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal heading East and via Drummond heading North. No vehicle can remain at the Drummond Street entrance.)


11:15 a.m.:

Press conference with speeches
Éric Pineault, President and founder, Montréal Pride
The Right Honorable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Leo Varadkar, Irish Taoiseach
Monsieur Philippe Couillard, Premier of Québec
Mayor Denis Coderre, City of Montréal


11:50 a.m.:

Official photo on the parade departure line


Noon:

Parade departure


1: 30 p.m.:

Moment of silence

 

Parade route: The parade leaves the corner of Drummond Street to run along René-Lévesque Boulevard up to Champlain Street.

 

SOURCE Montréal Pride Celebrations

For further information: Louis-André Bertrand, Montréal Pride, Director of communications, lab@fiertemontrealpride.com, Cell. : 514 661-5826

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