A Unifying National Day in Montreal

Quebecers of all origins will have the opportunity to celebrate Quebec National Day in Montreal, this year marking the return of the big show on June 23 at the Place des Festivals.

All generations will be represented on stage, with the theme “I love my language”. Veterans Patrice Michaud and Michel Pagliaro will be accompanied by Roxane Bruneau, FouKi, Les Louanges, Alicia Moffet, Kathia Rock, Ariane Roy, Sarahmée and Jay Scott.

Pierre-Yves Lord will be the master of ceremonies, in a staging by Pierre Séguin that will include dancers and musicians to amaze us and our ears.

PY is pleased to participate in this “exchange” with the public. “We have a lot of diversity on stage. This is today’s Quebec, it changes, it opens, it has many nuances, accents. Celebrating is a super interesting exercise in introspection and expression. ”

National Day is meant to be all-encompassing in the eyes of Innu singer Kathia Rock, who has been kidnapping for 25 years and will also launch her debut album on June 24th. “Being able to sing in my language is really wonderful, it is a wonderful opening. “I say all the time: to hold hands, to listen to each other, to help each other to build a new page in our history,” she said.

A Unifying National Day in Montreal

For Patrice Michaud, it will already be a third National Day show in Montreal, which he describes as a “privilege”. “The pressure is shared by the number of artists who find themselves on stage and the pleasure is the opposite, tenfold!

FouKi and his friend Jay Scott will surely be keeping track of the “Copilote” success, which they shared at a press conference Tuesday at Club Soda. For FouKi, he is a third Saint-Jean as he sings, while for Jay Scott, it is the first time he will not celebrate with his Terrebonne band. Alicia Moffet, who usually sings in English, is happy with the idea of ​​reviewing the big French hits. She may even reveal her first title in the language of Moliere, which she recently wrote. “I had never tried it, it sounds good!”

Michel Pagliaro no longer counts the number of National Day appearances he has made over the years. “It’s very important to me that we keep it in French, Quebec. “You have to give the taste of this to others as well,” he said.

Those who missed the opportunity to gather at the Quartier des Spectacles will be able to watch the broadcast of the event on TV, June 24, starting at 20:00, on TVA and ICI Télé, as well as on the radio (96.9 CKOI, Rythme FM, CIME and Planète).

stationary parade

The French language will appear in the stationary parade, a major innovation for 2022. Therefore there will be no traditional parade, as happened from 1834 until the disruption caused by the pandemic. Rather, it is the people who will wander through eight immersive paintings to appreciate words, whether through literature, song, poetry, fairy tales and legends, children’s poems or theater. We will also mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of former Prime Minister René Lévesque.

This playful, poetic and festive street will take place on the Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est, between rue Sanguinet and Rue Saint-Dominique, from 23 to 25 June.

sense of pride

All the districts of the metropolis will have hearts to celebrate on June 23 and 24. About fifty family and comprehensive activities will be organized. We also honored Michel Pauzé on Tuesday by awarding him the Artizan Award, which has been organizing National Day in Laurier Park for 10 years.

“National Day is also a matter of pride. It is much more inclusive, cultural communities are now very present, they come, they participate, it is contagious in a way. “It’s important for the sense of belonging, that’s what we want to develop in Montreal,” said Louise Harel, who has chaired the Quebec National Day Committee in Montreal for six years.

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