Quebec Travel Newsletter, July 11, 2008

A newsletter from Québec City Tourism
July 11, 2008, Vol. 5, no. 9
Paul McCartney to Rock the Plains of Abraham
Paul McCartney is offering Québec City a free concert for its 400th anniversary, to take place on the Plains of Abraham on July 20, 2008. His only performance in America this year, it is also the artist's first time in Québec City.

His recent concerts in Kiev, Ukraine and Liverpool, England are a glimpse into what Paul McCartney has in store for us. It is sure to be an evening to remember!

The concert will take place on the large stage on the Plains of Abraham, where most big events are held.

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

Paul McCarthney, © 2008 MPL Communications Ltd. Photographer MJ Kim

The Walking Road, An Event Not to be Missed!
The Walking Road is one of the major events of the 400th anniversary festivities. The brainchild of Olivier Dufour, this wide-scale show will be held on August 15 at 9:00 p.m. on the recently revitalized Baie de Beauport site. In an open-air theatre highlighting the river, beach, moon and stars, come enjoy the imaginary tale of the Water and Land People coming together after centuries apart.

The evening will kick off with a multimedia show featuring performances by local and international artists: over 140 dancers, acrobats and fire handlers will share a 120 metre wide stage. This captivating sight will be followed by the brand new show put on by Champion et ses G-Strings as well as Bran Van 3000 and world-renowned artist Moby, who will turn the Baie de Beauport beach into a nightclub in the midst of nature.

Roxanne St-Pierre
Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec
418 692-4646 poste 249
[email protected]

The Walking Road

An Extraordinary End to a Memorable Anniversary!
Cirque du Soleil will be officially closing the 400th anniversary festivities. Held in the Pepsi Forum, the show will feature artists from Quebec and French-speaking countries around the world sharing a vision of the future. Every ounce of magic and poetry the circus troupe injects into its performance, with a blend of diversity and French-speaking culture, will be completely dedicated to Quebec City's population.

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

Ball of Fire, Cirque du Soleil

The Carnival Invites You to Celebrate in 2009!
Next winter, the 55th Carnival will be inspired by masquerades, evoking extravagance and encouraging mass participation by the carnival-goers. The carnival's greatest wish is to have visitors take part in its winter madness for 17 consecutive days of entertainment. Expect to see giant masks in the parades and on the sites, masked balls and costumed, clownish figures that encourage spectators to join in the fun. A wonderful time is sure to be had by all.

Until then, those who cannot get enough of the Bonhomme Carnival can attend the carnival golf tournament on August 20 at the Le Grand Portneuf golf club. Visit our Web site for more information:

Sylvain Gagné
Carnaval de Québec
418 626-3716 poste 260
[email protected]

M.Jean Pelletier, dg du Carnival and Mme Gisèle Bourdeau, president of 55e Carnival.

32 Teams Ready to set Sail in the 7th Transat Québec - Saint-Malo Race!
A total of 32 boats will set sail from the Yacht Club de Québec in the 7th Transat Québec Saint-Malo on July 20, 2008 In its previous editions, the mythic transatlantic race celebrated the wins of Karine Fauconnier, Franck Cammas, Loïck Peyron, Laurent Bourgnon, Serge Madec and the unfortunate Loïc Caradec. This year, Class 40' will be the reining class, with no less than 21 boats on the starting line.

The only transatlantic sailboat race to cross the Atlantic from west to east, the Transat Québec - Saint-Malo offers a number of unique landscapes that are a feast for the eyes while continually challenging the participants' racing strategies

Florence Bourg
Transat Québec Saint-Malo
418 523-8830, poste 240
[email protected]

7th Transat Quebec Saint-Malo, Georges Leblanc's Ocean, from Lévis

Québec 2008 World Leisure Congress
The 10th World Leisure Congress will be held in Québec City from October 6 to 10, 2008. Captivating talks and workshops will demonstrate that leisure is a significant integration and development tool for communities around the world.

Over 25 different packages are available.

For information, programming and registration:

Pascale Savard
URLS de Québec
418 877-6233
1-866 444-3824
[email protected]

Québec 2008 World Leisure Congress's poster

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