Quebec Travel Newsletter for June 20, 2008

A newsletter from Québec City Tourism
June 20, 2008, Vol. 5, no. 8
Erratum: Sépaq Loto-Québec Falls Illumination, Montmorency Falls
Loto-Québec, Sépaq and the Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec present the illumination at the inlet at parc de la Chute-Montmorency. This nightly display of light is the legacy of the primary sponsor Loto-Québec to Quebec City for its 400th anniversary. The project is being carried out in collaboration with the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq) and the Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec. The illuminating of the inlet at parc de la Chute-Montmorency takes place every evening at nightfall.

Jean Laurin
Manoir Montmorency
418 663-3330
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Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, Mathieu Dupuis, Sépaq

Come laugh it up…at the Festival Grand rire de Québec!
This year, from the 18th to the 29th of June, Festival Grand rire de Québec highlights the 30th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest humorists ever, Charlie Chaplin; with the projection on a giant screen of some of his best short films. In keeping with the theme, the Orchestre symphonique de Québec will interpret the musical work of the film Circus at Palais Montcalm, a vibrant tribute to the grandiose personage who inspired so many humorists.

Stand-up comedians, entertainment, music, cinema, theatre and improvisation await you at Festival du Grand rire de Québec. Numerous performers will be present through the various programming components and scenes.

Daniel Plante Communication
418 647-2525, poste 137
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Place d'Youville crowd, Festival Grand rire de Québec

Quebec City takes to the streets
The biggest international street performance companies will be taking to the streets of Quebec City on three evenings for the event Québec plein la rue. First the River, Pointe-aux-Lièvres and then René-Lévesque Blvd. Québec plein la rue starts on July 3rd with a spectacular fireworks display launched from the middle of the St. Lawrence River at Pointe-à-Carcy. Then, on July 4th starting at 9:30 p.m., you’ll be carried away through a torch-lit path where you’ll be surprised by several fantastic creatures. Presented by the French street performance companies Ilotupie and Salamandre as well as the Dutch troupe Teatro Pavana, the evening will host creative feats and a surprising ambulatory aquatic performance.

Finally, several troupes will take to the rooftops and façades of the buildings of René-Lévesque Blvd. on July 5th. Several shows will take place on ephemeral stages that have being specially built for the event.

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

La Salamandre-Yves Petit

Festival d’été de Québec
From July 3rd to July 13th, those who’ve purchased Hydro-Québec’s glow-in-the-dark pass will be able to take part in the 41st Festival d’été de Québec where no fewer than 200 performers, superstars and discoveries will succeed one another. At Grands Événements Desjardins: NOFX (July 4th), Mes Aïeux (July 5th), Charles Aznavour (July 6th), Wyclef Jean (July 11th), Yes, Stone Temple Pilots (July 12th) and Linkin Park (July 13th). The 100th anniversary of the Plains of Abraham will also be celebrated by the National Battlefields Commission with a doublé featuring Honeymoon Suite and Dennis DeYoung, on July 9th. For further programming information click here.

Paulette Dufour
Communications Paulette Dufour
418 523-8830, poste 242
[email protected]

Bell Stage

The Visionaries Garden
Franco Dragone’s Visionaries Garden is an ode to nature and to life. In the heart of the Musée de la civilisation, it is a true experience of relaxation, voyage and escape. A friendly boatman, a lush gardener, a talking well thought-provoking, luminous scenography come together to create a magnificent creation leading us to reflect on the fate of the planet.

Francine Desbiens
Musée de la civilisation de Québec
418 644-8887
[email protected]

The Visionaries Garden

Duchesnay Treego is transformed in the moonlight
Duchesnay Treego presents its newest arrival for the 2008 season: a course under the moonlit sky. Experts as well as amateurs of the high wire will be seduced by this exceptional experience and will be able to contemplate nature in a new light. Departures will be taking place on June 19th and 20th starting at 8:30 p.m., July 18th and 19th starting at 8 p.m. and August 15th and 16th starting at 7:30 p.m. Reservation required. Possibility for groups of 15 people to complete the evening course at all times.

Come test your limits under a starlit sky!

Marie-Eve Laganière
D'Arbre en Arbre Duchesnay
418 875-4522 poste 101
1-866 444-3824
[email protected]

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