Tall Ships on the Quays - A new annual rendezvous on the Quays of the Old
Port of Montréal from September 16th to 19th 2010

MONTREAL, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - This summer, an unique and spectacular event will be held in Montreal: the very first edition of the Tall Ships on the Quays, four (4) days of exciting activities from September 16th to 19th, 2010. For this event, Montreal's Jacques-Cartier quay will be transformed into a "Maritime Village" and thus become the setting for an authentic maritime celebration where sails, wind and river are the thematic inspirations for spectacular artistic presentations.

For its first edition, this authentic maritime celebration on the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal welcomes five prestigious tall ships brimming with history and adventure.

The celebration also offers sensational entertainment for the whole family: Tall Ship visits, from 118 to 180 feet, daytime and night-time activities, live on-stage entertainment, Tall Ship illumination, a musical fireworks display - all at the Maritime Village and the Club Amiral, venues of choice for all sailors, captains and budding seafarers!

These majestic and historical vessels, the Roald Amundsen (Germany), the Bounty (United States), the Pride of Baltimore II (United States), the Unicorn (United States), and the Lynx (United States), will be returning from the prestigious Great Lakes Tall Ships Challenge 2010. The general public will have the great privilege to board and visit these ships, guided by their experienced and passionate crews.

Daytime Tall Ship Visits

Thanks to the Souvenir Passport, you will be able to board and visit these magnificent ships, meet their crews and discover the thrilling history of each vessel. Mark your calendar, this is a unique opportunity to relive the era of the great explorers and to visit some of the most magnificent sailing ships in the world - a must for the aficionados of the St-Lawrence river, of the tall ships and of history. Discover the new thematic signature of the Tall Ships on the Quays event and all the details of the activities offered by the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal, by visiting: www.quaisduvieuxport.com

Daytime entertainment and strolling performers

The maritime character of the event will be emphasized by the all white attire of all the artists and performers. There will also be exciting circus performances on the tall and much more!

Live on-stage entertainment

A variety of entertainment for the whole family based on the themes of water, the St-Lawrence river and maritime voyages.

Night-time entertainment and Tall Ship Illumination

Every night, through the magic of illumination, these towering ships, with their soaring masts, intricate rigging and magnificent sails become veritable floating cathedrals.

Live on-stage entertainment

Festive musical performances will feature song, dance and music from around the world.

Musical fireworks display

Saturday, September 18th : A spectacular fireworks display to the music of operatic excerpts performed by Gloria Polcari and of musical themes inspired by sea voyages, the River and the wind.

Maritime Village

The place to enjoy drinks, music and shows, during the whole event, for the whole family!

Club Amiral

    Offers VIP access to "Tall Ships" passport holders.
    Rest area, drinks and refreshments

The Quays of the Old Port whish to thank their partners Sleeman, Pepsi and Telus.

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SOURCE Old Port of Montréal Corporation

For further information: For further information: Julie Mailhot, Public Relations Officer, Old Port of Montréal Corporation, Manager of the Montreal Science Centre and of the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal, Off.: 514.283.8085, Cell.: 514.838.4524, jmailhot@vieuxportdemontreal.com; www.centredessciencesdemontreal.com; www.quaisduvieuxport.com

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