The 475th Gaspé Anniversary Celebrations has joined forces with Alan Côté and "Le Village en chanson de Petite-Vallée"

    GASPE, QC, Jan. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - The board of directors of the
Corporation for the Gaspé Celebrations is happy to announce that "Le Village
en chanson de Petite-Vallée" and its general manager, Mr Alan Côté will be in
charge of the program and artistic direction for the events surrounding the
475th anniversary celebrations.
    Alan Côté and his team will be responsible for defining each activity and
supervising the people in charge of these events. Mr Côté brings to the
Corporation his expertise and his great knowledge of the artistic world.
    For Ms Claudine Roy, president of the Corporation, there could not have
been a better addition to the team. "Alan is a professional, appreciated by
everyone. He developed his village through culture and it has become well-
known throughout Québec and France. He's a Gaspesian and a great resource for
us all."
    As for Mr Côté, he is very enthusiastic about this mission: "Undertaking
the artistic and programming direction of the 475th Gaspé Celebrations is a
great challenge for me and also a token of recognition for "Le Village en
    Ms Mélissa Plourde, general manager of the Corporation, notes the
importance of this contibution to the organization: "It's important for me as
well as for the board of directors that the Celebrations, under the
"Homecoming" theme, reflect the Gaspesian spirit. I'm happy to be working with
Alan and his team and to be able to put our region's expertise to good use and
develop partnerships for the success of these celebrations."
    Mr Côté and his team are already at work and promise creative, accessible
and friendly celebrations that reflect the Gaspesian pride and friendliness.
Their offices are situated at Petite-Vallée.

    About Gaspé's 475th anniversary celebrations

    With the homecoming theme as a backdrop, the celebrations commemorate the
475th anniversary of the arrival of Jacques Cartier in America, in the Bay of
Gaspé. A vibrant program will offer Gaspesians and visitors many occasions to
celebrate French culture in America and to proudly highlight Gaspé as Canada's
place of birth. For more information about the calendar of events:

    About the "Village en chanson de Petite-Vallée"

    The "Village en chanson" is a nonprofit organization with 27 years in the
field of stage productions. Its principal elements are : "Le Théâtre de la
Vieille Forge", multidisciplinary presenters with productions such as the
famous: "Attention 4 chasseurs", a song training camp that welcomes teens and
adults from everywhere in Québec during the summer and of course, "Le Festival
en chanson de Petite-Vallée".

For further information:

For further information: Eve Dupré-Gilbert, Project Coordinator,
Francoeur McDonald, In charge of communications for the Gaspé 2009
Celebrations, (418) 368-0635,

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