Unveiling of neighbourhood projects for Montréal's 375th anniversary

More than 100 events and activities in the city's 19 boroughs

MONTRÉAL, June 14, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Society for Montréal's 375th anniversary and its partners today unveiled the results of its call for neighbourhood projects. With 102 events and activities on the official program, it offers everyone who loves Montréal an opportunity to explore and celebrate the city throughout 2017.

Two out of every three projects, all rooted in Montréal's heritage and identity, will contain a historic component. Arts and culture, youth and cultural diversity are the other main project themes.

This major section of the programming brings together more than 350 local organizations and partners who are actively involved in celebrating the city's dynamism. These impressive collaborations embody the desire of the 375th anniversary to build bridges between stakeholders across Montréal's communities. In every corner of the city, Montrealers and visitors will have access to a diverse and inclusive program that has something for every taste and interest.

Selection process

  • The call for projects among Montréal's non-profit organizations was launched on June 18, 2015.
  • Organized by the Society for the Celebrations, the latter was able to count on Culture Montréal to assist in mobilization activities and on the Ville and its boroughs in its deployment.
  • 19 selection committees made up of 100 Montrealers reviewed the projects submitted.
  • 102 projects were retained out of the 326 projects submitted via a rigorous selection process with clear and pre-established criteria, with independent selection committees presiding per borough. Details of the selection process can be found here: http://www.375mtl.com/batir-programmation-quartiers/


"Every project is an invitation to discover the cultural wealth and diversity of Montréal's boroughs," declared, Gilbert Rozon, Commissioner for Celebrations. "The neighbourhoods occupy a major role in the 375th anniversary programming. Hundreds upon hundreds of Montrealers enthusiastically answered our call for projects. They are the key players in these festivities."


Minister Coiteux

The selected projects and organizations can be found here: http://www.375mtl.com/quartier

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A peek at some neighbourhood projects

Pendant ce temps-là

Théâtre Denise-Pelletier and the Zone Homa festival
Claude Poissant, 514 253-9095, poste 227

Linked to six historic areas of the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood, local artists will share one-of-kind tales at the Théâtre Denise-Pelletier and the Zone Homa for the 375th anniversary.

L'Usine à Films

Le Sud-Ouest
Claire Tousignant, 514 419-3995

L'Usine à Films is a pop-up production studio that gives the public access to historic décor and a technical team to create short films that will be presented during the Festival de courts métrages du Sud-Ouest in 2017.

Parc Belmont 2017 - volet 1

Conseil Local des Intervenants Communautaires (CLIC) de Bordeaux-Cartierville
Nathalie Fortin, 514 332-6348

A festive remodeling of Parc Belmont that will recreate the rural ambiance of the early 20th century for one weekend on the original site of Parc Belmont in Cartierville.     

Le Country, de la colonisation à nos jours

Journal de la Rue
Raymond Viger, 514 256-4467  

A country festival held in Parc Morgan to create ties between our past and modern-day urban culture for neighbourhood youth.

Verdun Transgénérationnel     

Ludociels pour tous
Stéphanie Akré, (514) 508-5694

A digital treasure hunt made from anecdotes and memories of the elder citizens of the borough, including local First Nations people, to create an intergenerational meeting space during organized public events in iconic Verdun locations.


SOURCE Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal

For further information: NATIONAL: Amélie Forcier, 514-843-2307, aforcier@national.ca


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