Quebec City Travel Newsletter June 4

A newsletter from Québec City Tourism
June 5, 2008, Vol. 5, no. 7
Grand Opening of Espace 400e
The official site for the festivities surrounding Québec City's 400th anniversary, Espace 400e, located in bassin Louise in Québec City's Old Port, welcomes you to 120 days of action and entertainment. For the summer, Espace 400e proposes a real whirlwind of shows, entertainment and free activities for the entire family. Performers, singers, musicians, dancers, acrobats, historians and lecturers will light up Grande place, the wharves, the stage at the Ephemeral Gardens, Petite place, as well as the areas surrounding the Pavilion, non-stop for 17 weeks. Don't miss the PASSAGERS/PASSENGERS, the Ephemeral Gardens and the Image Mill.

Élisabeth Farinacci
Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec
418 648-2008 poste 531
[email protected]

Espace 400e - Ben Gauthier

Québec Familiprix International Air Show
On June 13, 14 and 15, 2008, Jean-Lesage International Airport will become a great rendez-vous for hundreds of thousands of spectators who will gather to watch flying aces perform. Under the theme of "The Get Together" of all the renowned founders of Québec, elite air teams from various countries will share the sky for the first time in the history of air shows in North America. On June 13, at dusk, an air show including acrobatic and pyrotechnical performances, unique in the world, will kick off the three days of festivities. The Familiprix Wonders in the Sky Québec 2008 event is a rendez-vous not to be missed!


The Image Mill: A Megaprojection on Québec City’s History
June 20 will be the first opportunity to participate in this unique event, a megaprojection realized by Robert Lepage, a renowned international author and director. As part of the festivities surrounding Québec City's 400th anniversary, the Image Mill, a visual and audio work of art, will be projected on the grain elevators in the Port of Québec, to become the largest site of giant projections ever shown. From the age of exploration to the clearing of the lands and the industrial expansion to the development of communications, this grand work of art reveals an impressive portrait of the city over the years. The event will be held at Espace 400e until August 24.
Witness first hand the 400 years of Québec City's history!

Élisabeth Farinacci
Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec
418 648-2008 poste 531
[email protected]

The Image Mill, M.Boulianne

Happy Birthday Québec!
Québec City will officially celebrate its 400th anniversary on July 3. The day will begin with the Freedom of the City Ceremony followed by a salute to Champlain, the formal High Mass and an impressive military parade. ENCOUNTERS: The Commemorative Show will follow the official ceremonies at Place de l'Assemblée-Nationale. Come meet Samuel de Champlain who will recount 400 years of Québec through ten impressionist and musical tableaux. Musicians, vocalists and acrobats will join in the celebration with Québec's greatest performers, such as Marco Calliari, Robert Charlebois, Diane Dufresne, Claude Dubois, Luce Dufault, HSAO, Maurane, Ariane Moffatt, Ginette Reno, Lynda Thalie, Marie-Jo Thério, Annie Villeneuve and Florent Vollant. The show will be presented again on July 4 and 5.

Élisabeth Farinacci
Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec
418 648-2008 poste 531
[email protected]

The 360-degree stage, Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec

Sépaq Loto-Québec’s Lighting of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Loto-Québec, Sépaq and Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec present the lighting of the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency cove. This nighttime illumination is a legacy from Loto-Québec, the main sponsor for Québec City's 400th anniversary. This project was realized in collaboration with the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq) and the Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec. The inaugural lighting of the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency cove will take place at nightfall every nights around 9:30 pm. On the schedule: popular entertainment, face painting for kids, encounters with historic characters. RTC shuttle transportation available.

Jean Laurin
Manoir Montmorency
418 663-3330
[email protected]

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, Mathieu Dupuis, Sépaq

“Fairmont Le Château Frontenac Regains its Prestige”
The Fairmont Le Château Frontenac has completed its renovations in time for Québec City's 400th anniversary festivities. The ambitious repair project that began in February 2005, included the renovation of more than five hundred rooms, five of which are magnificent Heritage suites, the designing of a hotel shop of forty-six rooms within the Château itself and the complete transformation of two of its restaurants. The establishment also installed high-speed Internet in each of the rooms and undertook major masonry work to preserve the historic building.

Geneviève Parent
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
418 691-2157
[email protected]

Fairmont Gold Signature

The Snowboard World Championship 2013 will be held in Québec City.
The International Ski Federation (FIS) revealed last May 29, in Cape Town, South Africa, the host cities for the upcoming Sliding Sports World Championships. It is with great pleasure that we announce that the 10th FIS Snowboard World Championships will be held in Québec City, at the Stoneham Mountain Resort, from January 16 to 27, 2013. This is the first time in history that the FIS has awarded a "Senior World Championship" to the province of Quebec, regardless of the sliding sport. Between 500 and 600 world-class athletes will participate in various events, 250 to 300 journalists from the four corners of the world will cover the different sports events, 600 volunteers will help to make the event a success and about 50,000 spectators are expected to attend.

Marie-Claire D’Aoust
418 353-3465
[email protected]


Meet us at the Following Events:
AAA Summer Product Launch et voyage de sollicitation
June 4 to 8
Providence, RI
Contact : François Jean Viel

Showcase Canada
June 9 to 11
Chicago, IL
Contact : Hélène Pomerleau

Journée Découverte
June 11
Contact : Régis Fleury

Tap Dance - Travel Alliance Partners
Girdwood, AK
June 9 to 13
Contact : François Jean Viel

Tournée Ville historique
June 12 to 15
Contact : Richard Séguin

Showcase Canada
June 16 and 17
Philadelphie, PA
Contact : Nancy Dacres

Promotion Québec
June 17th
Ottawa, ON
Contact : Suzanne Roy

New England Cruise Symposium
June 17 to 19
Portland, ME
Contact: Martin Lachance

June 18 to 20
Orlando, FL
Contact: Nancy Dacres

Conférence PRSA / SATW
June 18 to 20
Pittsburg, PA
Contact: Paule Bergeron

Golf MPI
June 23 to 25
Chicago, IL
Contact : Nancy Dacres

Assemblée NATJA
June 23 to 27
Oklahoma City, OK
Contact : Richard Séguin

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