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Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations – Events for the month of February

Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations – Events for the month of February

The Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary – a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will highlight Montréal’s 375th anniversary in 2017, has released official February program of events.

NEW EVENTS

Le Country, de la colonisation à nos jours

A reminder about the history and importance of country music in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. Country music, a bridge across generations.
Every Friday from February 3nd to July 28th – Bistro Le Ste-Cath

Motoneige MTL Xtrem

World snowmobiling champions perform jaw-dropping aerial tricks in downtown Montréal for the first time ever.

February 4th and 5th – Square Philips, Ste-Catherine street between Union and Place Philips

Feu, feu, joli feu, un karaoké des bois

Les Amis de la Place Marcelle-Ferron, a group of citizens who are committed to public art and promoting the artistic and social thought of Marcelle Ferron, are organizing three song-filled evenings around the campfire exploring. These activities will illustrate the variety of music for different occasions: songs of First Nations, early French settlers, songs of the first inhabitants at the time of Outremont’s founding, and current songs.

February 5th starting at 3 pm – Parc St-Viateur

Snow Moon by bike

A magical winter moonlit bike ride through the streets of Montreal! As part of the Montreal 375th Anniversary Hivernales celebrations, cycling and winter enthusiasts are invited to take part in a luminescent parade of bikes along a 3.75-km route. Seasoned cyclists can up the ante and add a 10 or 15-km jaunt to the Olympic Stadium to the excursion.

February 11, 2017 – Downtown, Old Montréal

Montréal Ice Canoe Challenge

It’s two exhilarating days of heart-pumping competition as top-level athletes race their canoes across more than 10 metres of the glacial St. Lawrence River. Come out and cheer on Captain Mylène Paquette and her VIVE MONTRÉAL 375 crew, or one of the dozens of other teams, for a fun-filled skill testing day on Saturday or the spectacular race on Sunday.

February 12th – Quai de l’Horloge, Bassin Alexandra

Montreal Hypothermic Half Marathon

To all runners, young and old: time to lace up for the Montreal Hypothermic Half-Marathon. This year, we’ve added two races to the line-up . For this 12th edition, participants can opt for the 21.1-km, 10.55-km, or 2-person relay that covers a double circuit.

February 12, 2017 – Parc Jean-Drapeau

Polar Hero Race

This year, the event is open to everyone. So come alone, with friends, or sign up the whole family for an activity that’s unique. Kids, adults, and seasoned athletes should start warming up for this unique 5-km, 25-obstacle course

February 18, 2017 – Parc Jean-Drapeau

Being neighborly in Lachine

An echoe to the daily life of yesterday and today through different theatrical and musical animations, sung on balconies, street corners and the different surrounding parks in the Lachine neighborhoods.
February 19th – Quartier Saint-Pierre

POSSIBLES

Once a month throughout 2017, POSSIBLES presents works by 12 emerging artists from 12 different disciplines, in collaboration with 12 partners, in 12 unique Montréal locations.

The place and date will be revealed 375 hours before the event

Curling en lumière

Discover the magic of Curling en lumière a brand new activity that’s free for the whole family at the 375th Hivernales. MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE sheds new light on curling, by taking the time-honoured game outdoors and to dazzling new heights. For a truly unique interactive experience, try your hand tossing the rocks against the brilliant backdrop of a light and sound performance.

From February 23 to March 11, 2017 – Place des Festivals, Quartier des spectacles

Illuminart

The massive Illuminart project is a program of technological works launched as part of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE and the festivities of the 375th anniversary of Montreal. This program of many installations located in the Quartier des spectacles and elsewhere in the Ville-Marie arrondissement.

February 23rd to March 11th, 2017 – Place des Festivals

Quartiers improvisés (Improvised Neighborhoods)

Quartiers improvisés are 13 happenings in public spaces that showcase the Quartiers improvisés comedians and invited guests from different improv troupes in the city.

February 26th 14h – L’Ermitage du Collège de Montréal

The Outremont Yard: Railroad Memories

The SHpeHS has collaborated with the Société d’histoire to create a project that includes a Nuit Blanche MTL screening of films about trains, an exhibition about the old CP yard, and a history walking trail around the former yard The new Université de Montréal campus and the industries that flourished there.

February 26th – Théâtre Outremont

ONGOING EVENTS

IGLOOFEST

For the 375th’s Hivernales, IGLOOFEST brings us even more northern fun with free activities for everyone and two extra Saturdays of wild competitions with Les Jeux Nordik and Off-Igloofest evenings on its program. We also invite you to discover the amazing slides at Place Jacques-Cartier and the Nordik Village.

January 12th to February 19th, 2017 – Jacques-Cartier Pier in the Old Port of Montréal

Fête des neiges de Montréal

Come outside and play during the Fête des neiges de Montréal and discover brand-new activities for the whole family during the 375th’s Hivernales.

January 14th to February 5th, 2017 – Parc Jean-Drapeau

Aime comme Montréal at the MMFA

Through a book and photo exhibition in iconic Montréal locations, Aime comme Montréal invites us to celebrate Montréal’s diversity.
January 18th to February 19th, 2017 – Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

MTL375 Rosemont Petite-Patrie

A pop-up art gallery will appear in several locations in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough.

Starting December 21st – In the back alley behind Artgang (6524 Saint-Hubert Street) and De Gaspé Park (6699 De Gaspé Avenue)

Cité Mémoire

Projected throughout Old Montreal, loosely inspired by the history of Montreal, Cité Mémoire invites you to meet a host of characters who’ve witnessed the city’s evolution first-hand. Poetic, dreamlike and occasionally playful, the tableaux come alive with images, words and music. Don’t forget to download the application!
Every night – Old Montréal

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