Stanstead gets ready for special guest
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!