Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations – Official September 2017 program – Week of September 8 to 14, 2017 – Before last stop for la grande tournée!
MONTRÉAL, Sept. 7, 2017 – La Grande Tournée is moving into the enchanting setting of Lafontaine Park for its second to last stop. All citizens will be at the heart of the celebrations of their neighbourhood for this 18th get together!
Also, Montréal is host to an event that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People which will spotlight the wealth of indigenous cultures throughout the world.
La Grande Tournée
A major 375th event, La Grande Tournée, presented by Cirque Éloize, will be travelling from one end of the city to the other all summer long to celebrate its history and its people, have fun and live it up in our communities. It will give everyone who loves Montréal the chance to discover the city’s charms and secrets, celebrate with their families and get to know their neighbours. The fun will also spill out onto an adjacent street or back alley where other events also await.
Plateau-Mont-Royal – September 8th to 10th – Parc La Fontaine
10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Montreal celebrates the diversity of Indigenous peoples throughout the world! As part of the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), many activities are organized at Old Port of Montreal and Palais des congrès. Outdoor concerts, dances and drums, panel discussions… Come discover and exchange on Indigenous realities.
September 12-13 – Palais des congrès and Old Port of Montreal http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/10e-anniversaire-de-la-declaration-des-nations-unies-sur-les-droits-des-peuples-autochtones-801/
To find out more about all events, go to the programming section at http://www.375mtl.com/programmation or download the 375MTL app.
About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary
The Society for the Celebration of Montreal’s 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will highlight Montreal’s 375th anniversary in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montreal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces to carry out its mandate: mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage funding, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.
The Society benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal, the Government of Canada, the Government of Québec and private funding from 12 Great Montrealers. For more information: http://www.375mtl.com/en/
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SOURCE Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal
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