MONTREAL, Jan. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Parc Jean-Drapeau will be playing host
to the 28th annual Fête des Neiges de Montréal, on the weekends of January 22
through February 6, as kids and grown-ups alike will be able to enjoy
an array of activities and shows under the evocative theme… La fête des Neiges de Montréal… much more than snow!
This winter gathering, where access to the site is free, has over the
years become a must-attend Montréal winter event. "Every year, La fête des Neiges de Montréal provides the public with a place to celebrate winter, a site that is
safe, easily accessible by subway, hospitable and endowed with all of
the services that help make it a great family outing. I invite everyone
to come to Parc Jean-Drapeau and enjoy the festivities, and at the same
time discover the beauty of this site that provides some incredible
views of downtown Montréal," stated Alan DeSousa, Vice-chair of the
executive committee, responsible for parc Jean-Drapeau, at a press
conference held today.
Returning as the event spokesperson for the third straight year,
comedian Yan England summarized the event in these terms. "The first
thing that strikes the fête des Neiges de Montréal visitor is what a great site it is, and this year will be no exception
with 22 areas of activities adorned by snow sculptures and enlivened by
a host of terrific characters. The wealth of fun-filled activities is
sure to please winter enthusiasts, as will the presence of the popular
Boule de Neige, the friendly polar bear, well-known to regular visitors
to La fête des Neiges."
New features awaiting visitors to this year's event include the improved
Superglisse, whose starting point is 15 metres high, and two extreme sliding lanes
that have different routes. Also, one lane of the popular tube sliding
area will have a 15-metre long tunnel that passes under the
Superglisse. Meanwhile, visitors will be able to go on one of the four
downhill zip lines that are close to 80 metres long.
Naturally, the festivities include the return of such traditional
activities as the skating path along the banks of the river, the
ice-hockey rink, the Bourgade nordique and the Miniglisse for tiny
tots. Visitors will also be able to stroll along l'Allée carnavalesque, a carnival alley where many games of skill are set up, along with luges
and an icy mini-golf course.
Complementing these winter activities, will be shows for all on the big La fête des Neiges stage. On Saturdays, les samedis Yoopa is presenting tiny Théo, a lively, entertaining and comical character
that will share its adventures with festival visitors. The three
Sundays of the Fête will feature three different shows, including one
by Arthur l'Aventurier who will conquer the North Pole (January 23), western inspired show by
the music group Les Petites Tounes (January 30) and music from the '70s and '80s with the Boogie Wonder Band (February 7). Combined with this are performances by the group Les Flowkonz and by barrel jumper Sylvain Leclerc.
Presented by the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau, La fête des Neiges de Montréal is pleased to be able to count on the participation of the Société de
transport de Montréal and several media partners. The Société would
also like to thank Coca-Cola for its annual support, notably by the
collaboration of its Minute Maid division at La fête des Neiges. All of the details about the Fête des Neiges program schedule can be found on the www.parcjeandrapeau.com website.
SOURCE FETE DES NEIGES DE MONTREAL
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Senior Director, Communications,
Strategic and Sustainable Development
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Coordinator, Public Relations