AN EX­PLO­SION OF PRIDE

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TROISRIVIÈRES+SHER­BROOKE

AU­GUST 9 - 19, 2018

MON­TRÉAL PRIDE

Last year Montreal Pride hos­ted the first ever Ca­na­da Pride and hun­dreds of thou­sands sho­wed up for this in­cre­dible event ta­king place. And they had a blast ! In 2018, Montreal Pride is going back to a nor­mal size. But so­me­thing re­mains from last year though : a fes­ti­val that runs through 2 wee­kends (11 days in all), the park des Fau­bourgs site and it al­so means 2 T-Dance par­ties in the park with ex­cep­tio­nal lo­cal and in­ter­na­tio­nal Dj’s ! Last year, Ca­na­dian born in­ter­na­tio­nal star Nel­ly Fur­ta­do was on hand for a grand show, well this year there will al­so be an in­ter­na­tio­nal­ly re­nou­ned ar­tist co­ming to town ! But it’s a se­cret for the mo­ment… One will cer­tain­ly en­joy a va­rie­ty of ac­ti­vi­ties, from mu­sic shows to top notch dj’s, drag shows, food, etc. The des Fau­bourgs park, near the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, will in­clude two stages, one un­der the big top, the Ca­si­no de Mon­tréal stage, and ano­ther large ex­te­rior one, the TD stage. The pro­gram will in­clude some ve­ry nice su­prises for eve­ryone. This will sur­ely in­clude a show with stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race, as of past edi­tions… There will be the tra­di­tio­nal Pride flag rai­sing ce­re­mo­ny on Fri­day the 10th at 6 :00 PM. On Sa­tur­day Au­gust 18th, it’s Com­my­ni­ty Fair Day, with a stag­ge­ring num­ber of com­mu­ni­ty groups at hand re­flec­ting to­day’s LGBT com­mu­ni­ty (lei­sure, sup­port, sports, rights groups, eth­nic or­ga­ni­za­tions, etc.). This Com­mu­ni­ty Fair will stretch from St. Hu­bert to Pa­pi­neau streets in the heart of the gay vil­lage (on Ste. Ca­the­rine St. East). On Sun­day Au­gust 19th, it’s pa­rade day ! Echoing last year’s pa­rade, the pa­rade will get going at 1 :00 PM from Dor­ches­ter Square in down­town Montreal and will stretch on 2,7 km to­wards the East, along Rene-Lé­vesque blvd. This year’s theme is the co­lor ‘’Blue’’ (from the rain­bow

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