Winter Events for Montreal’s 375th Birthday

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Old Port of Montréal ice skating rink © MTTQ, Pictures Canada

By: Ericka Baron 

Having the opportunity to visit many wonderful cities around the world, I am always happy to return home to Montreal.  I feel fortunate to live in such a fun, vibrant, and multicultural city.  This year will mark Montreal’s 375th Birthday. The city will be full of festivities with many exciting activities celebrating our history and culture throughout the year for everyone to enjoy.  Here are three of my favourite, not to miss, in the coming months:

Fete Des Neiges

From January 14 to February 5, Parc Jean-Drapeau will come alive during the yearly Fete des Neiges.  All are invited to participate in the many free family fun activities from slides, huge ice sculptures, snow tubing, dog sledding and even a Ferris Wheel.   Check out the Parc Jean-Drapeau website for a list and timings of all the activities: 

http://www.parcjeandrapeau.com/en/fete-des-neiges-de-montreal/

Being Neighbourly in Lachine

For something closer to home, on February 19th, Les Productions Multisens  will be hosting  a fun event in Lachine.  The local theatre school will be hosting theatrical and musical animations throughout the Lachine neighbourhood.   Actors will be singing from balconies, animating at street corners, and performing in neighbourhood Lachine parks about the daily lives of citizens of past and present. 

Another Brick In The Wall – The Opera

From March 11th to March 26th The Opera de Montreal will debut Another Brick In The Wall-The Opera that is based on

Montreal 's 375th Birthday, Montreal, Ericka Baron, West Island Blog, News, West Island News, Rhonda Massad, Fete des Neiges, Opera de Montreal, Winter
image taken with permission from 375mtl.com

the popular Roger Waters work The Wall.  Québec baritone Étienne Dupuis, 48 choral singers, and 70 musicians will take the audience on an unforgettable experience through Pink Floyd’s classic.  Why would “The Wall” be a part of Montreal 375th festivities?  Apparently, Roger Waters first came up with idea for The Wall following a concert at Montréal’s Olympic Stadium in 1977. 

Tickets are available http://www.operademontreal.com/billets/billets-simples

I invite you will take the time to explore and get to know Montreal better. We are very lucky to live in such a vibrant city. There is an abundance of great activities for every season for all to enjoy.  Happy Explorations!

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