(Trois-Rivieres) leveraging diversity is the objective that the Cultural Committee of the Municipality of Champlain has set in recent years. The programming of the 10th edition of headlights on Champlain is no exception to the rule, while 2016 will host a mix of shows and cultural discoveries heads.
Whether the painter Serge Brunoni, Chef Fred Chappuis, actress Cindy Rousseau, the circus artist Constantin Bordeleau, there will be something for everyone from 21 to 24 July next on seven sites in the event. This is what makes the strength of this great annual event, which won the Cultural Initiative Award from the region in 2011. “We are able to attract people from outside the region since we all discover several forms of culture, and that is what sets us apart, “says Mireille Leblanc, president of the event.
The festivities will be launched on Thursday evening with shorts. People are likely to pop as the popcorn then a selection of seven films that circulated through various festivals around the globe will be offered.
The next day a chord with art lovers will be affected at the symposium at high tide. The exhibition, which will be available until the end of the festival will include several works by Quebec artists in the presbytery of the municipality. On the terrace of the same institution, passersby can taste the local products offered by the Fabrique de Champlain, with the return of the sacred Pause for a second year.
Festival goers will be entertained in the evening with the evening Tales backwards – Stories that can not be told – while six daring comedians in turn tell six stories written by six authors from the region. These stories will wear a staging naked, where the characters will interact with the public, without filters or modesty.
Spectators will be followed in the Universe, a projection on the history of the observatory of the Cégep de Trois-Rivières, and fireworks accompanied the sound of Yerly, Lemon and Head of Dogs and The Goyette brothers.
Saturday, palaces and fine art lovers can the presence of some twenty artisans and food exhibitors. Passing of the beer, charcuterie, to jewelery, festivalgoers on site will get their money. The chef Fred Chappuis will also be on hand to offer his finest culinary demonstrations.
Activities surrounding lights Champlain will be closed on Sunday with a Mass at the Champlain church to mark the 352nd anniversary of the founding of the municipality.
This will be followed by a classical music concert by three young musicians from Trois-Rivières Conservatory of Music.
Honorary Chairman of this year, the member for Champlain Pierre-Michel Auger said he is excited at the festivities approach by mentioning that people will be both attracted by lights on Champlain, but also by all the beauties contained his county. “I accepted that title with pride. Champlain is known for the quality of its landscapes. And I believe that with both mounted festival, many people will enjoy this beautiful region. ”
This year cheese lovers will be spoiled, as the FX Pichet cheese at the same time welcomes the artisan cheesemakers Festival of Quebec near the site. Fifteen cheese will offer more than 60 farmhouse cheeses to taste. This is an alternative available to people who can get there since a shuttle service will be available to all.
Continuously with the event, festival-goers will receive two historic exhibitions, a village tour by minibus, to Carl magic tricks the magician and the prowess of Constantine Bordeleau in juggling and acrobatics.