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Montréal to celebrate special edition of Pride as part of 375th anniversary celebrations ( 11 August 2017 )

From 10th to 20th August this year, Montréal will play host to Canada Pride Montréal  2017, a special nation-wide edition of Montréal Pride in celebration of the city’s 375th anniversary. This year’s event will include four extra days of festivities and activities, highlighting the contributions of LGBTQ communities to the history and development of Montréal and Canada over the past 375 and 150 years, respectively. 


Since it first began in 1979, Montréal Pride has become an important tradition for the city and in 2016, Justin Trudeau became the first sitting Prime Minister to take part in the city's Pride celebrations as he marched in the parade. The Canada Pride Montréal 2017 programme includes over 150 activities including singing performances, human rights conferences, sports tournaments and the traditional Pride Parade. This year, a new outdoor site will be erected at Parc des Faubourgs with four times the capacity of the event’s original main venue, Place Émilie-Gamelin. Canadian singer Nelly Furtado will headline the festival giving a special performance on Friday 18th August at 9pm on the TD stage in Parc des Faubourgs.


The Montréal LGBTQ Parade 2017, one of the event’s main attractions, will take place on Sunday 20th August starting at 12pm on the corner of Drummond Street, going east and finishing on Alexandre-DeSève Street and the Village. The crowd will march to Parc des Faubourgs where everyone is invited to continue the celebrations during the MEGA T-DANCE until the closing show. The parade will feature floats from hundreds of local sports teams, cultural and community groups as well as other gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender organisations. Participating groups and businesses will be encouraged to design their floats incorporating this year’s theme of ‘Canada Pride Montréal 2017’. Montréal Pride will be giving a series of special awards for the most exciting, crowd-pleasing and unforgettable floats with categories including most crowd-pleasing float, best expression of the 2017 theme and best choreography by a group. 

Montréal Pride city break staying in the heart of the celebrations

The three star Auberge le Pomerol (www.aubergelepomerol.com/en/) is located a stone’s throw from Place Émilie-Gamelin in the western end of the Village and is a short walk from Montréal’s entertainment district, Quartier des Spectacles. The hotel features 27 guestrooms, a restaurant, lounge bar and fitness facilities. Travel Bag is offering a four night stay on a bed and breakfast basis from £918.76 per person including international flights from London Gatwick to Montréal, from Thursday 17th to Monday 21st August. For more information, or to book, visit www.travelbag.co.uk/holidays/canada/montreal-and-quebec or call 0871 402 1480.

 

 

For more information on Canada Pride Montréal 2017 visit:

www.fiertemontrealpride.com/en

 

For more information on Québec visit:

www.quebecoriginal.com/en-gb

 

 

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QuébecOriginal Offices are the official representatives of QuébecOriginal in Europe. Based in Paris, Frankfort and London, the three teams support tourism professionals and Medias in to promote the whole Québec area as a unique touristic destination in North America. An exceptional nature combined with a dynamic urban culture, a history closely linked to the European one, a wide cultural offer and a calendar full of events, countless quality accommodations, incoming agencies and experienced event managers: All these assets make Québec a must-see destination for leisure and business travel.

 

For further press information and images please contact Destination Québec UK & Ireland:     

Daniela Resenterra, PR Account Director

Email: Daniela.Resenterra@quebecoriginal.uk / Tel: 020 7593 1771 

Josie Self, PR Senior Account Manager 

Email: Josie.Self@quebecoriginal.uk / Tel: 020 7593 1758

Annabel Jenkins, PR Senior Account Executive

Email: Annabel.Jenkins@quebecoriginal.uk / Tel: 020 7593 1770     

 

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