Canada150: official launch of montréal’s 375th celebrations


On December 11, Montréal lights up!

Montréal, December 9 2016 – Official programming for Sunday, December 11

Variety show: Montréal s’allume

In addition to announcing the programming for the celebrations, this special 90-minute program will honour the city by throwing it an unforgettable party! Some 100 artists will celebrate Montréal through short clips, music performances and comedy.
Produced by Salvail & Co.
Broadcast on television December 11 at 8 p.m.
On Radio-Canada (broadcast across Canada), Télé-Québec, TVA and V television
– Radio-Canada: live and catch-up
– Télé-Québec: live and catch-up
– TVA: live and catch-up
– V: live and catch-up

Variety show: Montreal lights up

Host Ben Mulroney will be your guide during this special 30-minute program. In addition to giving audiences a peek at the programming for Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations, this variety show will feature a stirring tribute to our city. Many artists and celebrities will be joining him to celebrate Montréal.
Produced by Zone 3 and Salvail & Co.
Broadcast on television December 11 at 11:30 p.m.
On CBC and CTV

Aurores Montréal

Until January 1, 2017, Mount Royal will be the site of the Aurores Montréal projection, the stunning lighting design created by Marc Séguin for Montréal’s 375th. The internationally-acclaimed artist, considered a leader on Québec’s contemporary art scene, has teamed up with the multimedia company 4U2C in order to offer Montrealers and everyone who loves Montréal a one-of-a-kind experience.

Illumination of Montréal’s iconic structures and buildings

The Biosphère will be lit up for over 20 years thanks to new structural lighting that will highlight its impressive architectural qualities. It will be enhanced by slow changes in colour and intensity, allowing the sphere to transform continuously. A work of art by Yves Aucoin and 4U2C.
Illumination of the Olympic Tower, Saint Joseph’s Oratory and several other downtown Montréal buildings.
Click here for list of buildings.

About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary

The Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will highlight Montréal’s 375th anniversary in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces to carry out its mandate: mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage funding, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.
The Society benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal, the Gouvernement du Québec and private funding from 11 Great Montrealers. For more information:
For the complete list of press releases and other images and videos, go to our virtual press room here.
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