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Quebec Winter Carnival

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Corey Heather

on 28 May 2010

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Transcript of Quebec Winter Carnival

Quebec Festivals (Festivals de Québec) When it all started (Quand Il tout Commencé) Since the beginning of the French colony, the habitants of New France created a rowdy tradition of getting together just before Lent to party. At this time, this intense period of revelry was already designated as the Carnival. Problems Continuing Tradition (Les problèmes Continuant Tradition) The first large winter Carnival in Québec City, the world's snow capital, took place in 1894. Often faced with winter’s hardships, the city's population reinvented this popular tradition with a winter celebration that warmed up the hearts of all of it revellers. Interrupted by two wars, the Carnival was not held as often. In 1954, in the context of the economic development of the Old Capital, a group of business people re-launched the festivities. That year, Bonhomme was born and elected the event’s mascot. The first official edition of the Québec Winter Carnival took place in 1955. The Rebirth of Tradition (La renaissance de Tradition) An International Snow Sculptor Competition,
The Desjardins Slippery Snow Slope-a fast ride on an inner tube down an ice slide, The Sugar Shack, A mini golf course on ice, Mountain Park- mountain climbing on ice. Activities at the Carnival (Les activités au Carnaval) This event is the world's most important winter carnival and offers 17 days of festivities Quebec Winter Carnival (Le Carnaval d'Hiver de Québec) More Activities (Plus d'Activités) The igloo Village,Dog sled rides, Sleighrides, Snow rafting, Canoe races- these stretch across the St. Lawrence from Quebec City to Levis, but they don’t happen on water, they happen on ice!, Night Parades, and Dances, just to name a few of the activities that are held at the Carnival. Just For Laughs Festival (Juste Pour le Festival de Rire) Is a comedy festival held each July in Montreal, Quebec, founded in 1983. It is the largest festival of its kind in the world. TheJust For Laughs Festival was founded in 1983 by Gilbert Rozon as a two-day Francophone event. What its About (Que Son De) The Festival Expands (Le Festival Augmente) In 1985, Andy Nulman joined the festival's staff and introduced Anglophone events as well, with the joining of Andy Nulman, the festival increased to a full month, with French-speaking performers during the first half, and English speakers in the second half Other Events During The JFL Festival (Les autres Evénements Pendant Le Festival de JFL) The Just for Laughs festival also has the Comedia comedy film festival component, which started in 1996. It gives awards for feature and short films.
In the evenings, the nightclubs and live venue theatres offer special programs supporting the performers.
Each day, street performers, "New Vaudevillians" and other acts both vocal and visual perform throughout the city, particularly in the "Latin Quarter" Victor The Just for Laughs Trademark Mascot The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is the largest jazz festival in the world.It is held annually in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, usually at the end of June and the beginning of July, and gathers artists from around the world. It is typically attended by over 2 million people who are attracted by the electric atmosphere, diversity of shows and by the city itself. Jazz Festival (Festival de jazz) What its about (Que son De) History (Histoire) The Montreal Jazz Festival was conceived by Alain Simard, who had spent much of the 1970s working with Productions Kosmos bringing artists such as Chick Corea, Dave Brubeck, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker and others to Montreal to perform. In 1977, Simard teamed up with André Ménard and Denys McCann to form an agency named Spectra Scène (now known as L'Équipe Spectra), with the idea of creating a summer festival in Montreal that would bring a number of artists together at the same time. Ice Sculpture Saint-Denis Theatre in Montreal Jazz Festival in Montreal Bonhomme, The Quebec Winter Festival Mascot The End!
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