Who will be beheaded in Valcartier?

Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Municipal Library

There will be strange happenings in the village of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier. On February 10, shortly before 2 p.m. a crowd will gather to decide the fate of one of its own. Will it be municipal councillor Thomas Lavallee, school principal André Desgagné, or teacher Cedric Ferland?

By 3:15 the crowd will have cheered and the deed been done.

Of course, a beheading is somewhat less gruesome when enacted by Jimmy le Magicien who will be astounding one and all with a spectacular magic show that promises to leave all heads spinning, but intact.

With 10 years of experience performing for over 27,000 people, this 2003 First Place winner of the Magic and Illusion competition at the Olympic Stadium will bring an impressive array of magic, illusion and prestidigitation to Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier.

Bringing a professional magician of this calibre to a small town is almost impossible without the support of the whole community. With three schools, two languages, two school boards and both public and private sectors, the undertaking of such an event might seem impossible … but therein lies the magic of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier. “Together in the Heart of Nature” is a well-deserved town motto.

Together, Valcartier Elementary School and École du Joli-Bois, in collaboration with the Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier Municipal Library and École secondaire Mont-Saint-Sacrement, are sponsoring this event. Any profits generated will be shared by the two schools; the library is offering a $4 reduction in ticket price to its elementary school-aged members, and Mont-Saint-Sacrement is contributing the use of its auditorium. All of us working together like magic!

Pre-sale tickets may be purchased at the municipal library or either elementary school for $10. :Tickets at the door will be $15. The show will take place on Sunday, February 10 at 2 p.m. at the auditorium of Mont-Saint-Sacrement, 200 Blvd. St-Sacrement. Audience members will get the chance to vote for who will lose a head!