Stanstead gets ready for spe­cial guest

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

Ex­cite­ment is build­ing as we get closer to the week­end of Septem­ber 21st to the 23rd, when La Pe­tite Se­duc­tion host Dany Tur­cotte comes to Stanstead with his Ra­dio Canada film crew. Each week, this tele­vi­sion show vis­its a new Quebec town, bring­ing with them a fa­mous Quebec or French Cana­dian artist for the cho­sen town’s res­i­dents to ‘se­duce’.

Stanstead will have the dis­tinct priv­i­lege of wel­com­ing one of Quebec’s most fa­mous and beloved ac­tors: Remy Gi­rard. Be­sides be­ing the most nom­i­nated ac­tor in the his­tory of the Ge­nie Awards, win­ning sev­eral times, his long list of both Que­bec­made and Hol­ly­wood movies in­cludes such pop­u­lar hits as The Bar­bar­ian In­va­sion, in which he played the lead role, the Les Boys movies, Seraphin : un homme et son péché, The Rocket, The Red Vi­o­lin and Blades of Glory. He has also starred in such pop­u­lar tele­vi­sion se­ries as Les Bougons and In­Se­cu­rity on CBC Tele­vi­sion.

“We are so lucky to have such a well-known ac­tor as Mr. Gi­rard com­ing. That is an hon­our right there. And to be on La Pe­tite Se­duc­tion – over 700,000 peo­ple watch that show ev­ery week!” said Maryse Trepanier of the town’s cul­ture and re­cre­ation depart­ment.

Al­though the town of Stanstead had been con­tem­plat­ing the idea of ap­ply­ing to be fea­tured on the weekly French lan­guage tele­vi­sion show, it seems like the show also had its eye on Stanstead: they ap­proached the town in June to have them ap­ply. “So we ap­plied and they ac­cepted in mid-July,” said Ms. Trepanier who has been quite busy ever since work­ing on the whole sce­nario, much of which must be kept ‘top se­cret’. “The show is in its eighth year now so the pro­duc­ers told us to be orig­i­nal!”

With not much time to or­ga­nize the town’s part in the pro­duc­tion, only ten weeks, res­i­dents have shown their en­thu­si­asm, turn­ing out in great num­bers for the ini­tial meet­ing which was held a few weeks ago. “About eighty peo­ple came to the first meet­ing. We are still look­ing for a few more ac­tors to play a few roles. They need to be French speak­ing but they could have a strong English ac­cent and they need to know Stanstead well. A whole sce­nario has been writ­ten and we’ll be need­ing a lot of big groups of peo­ple, too.” Those in­ter­ested can call Maryse at 819 704-0660.

Stay tuned for last minute de­tails and in­struc­tions, about where to go and what to do, if you want to be a part of this mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence and pos­si­bly make your own tele­vi­sion de­but!

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.