Here’s what’s happening this weekend for the 375th. If you want to see the entire schedule including paid events you can always check out their website www.375mtl.com
Sagabone is the baby beaver, whose birth signals the arrival of summer. It symbolizes renewal, and persevering through difficult times. The Sagabone ceremony is a highlight moment of the year, during which we thank Mother Earth for coming back to life.
Let’s work together to make Montréal a city of reconciliation and living peacefully together for another 375 years at least.
Activities at every moment of the day:
– In the morning, a local storyteller will transport children to world that merges reality and the imaginary.
– In the afternoon, artists and musicians will mingle with the crowds and occasionally perform in addition to encouraging young and old to take part in circus and dance workshops.
– Saturday night, when the sunset’s magical rays light up the sky, a joyous procession will wend its way to the foot of the stage and kick off the performance L’Heure magique.
Show: L’Heure magique
This thriling 35-minute show transports us to a contemporary urban setting where eight characters come together then lose sight of one another. Seven circus numbers and upbeat staging make L’Heure magique an exciting spectacle of dazzling acrobatics and high emotions for audiences of all ages.
Carried by the wind, a postcard lands at the feet of one of the circus artists. She reads it and discovers a touching message that inspires her and lifts her spirits – it’s a love letter written in Montreal 25 years ago. As the acts unfold, other mysterious letters appear – each them from our beautiful city. The letters speak of love and friendship. Their words set off a whirlwind of emotions which, in turn, spark the circus performances.
In the final act, the characters at long last meet. They take the time to see one another for real, sparking hope and magic in the present moment.