May 17, 2017, a historic day marking the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal in 1642, is at the heart of this great year of celebrations. Here is the schedule for May 17 so you don’t miss out on a thing:
8 a.m. – In front of the main entrance of City Hall
Inspection of the Guard of the Régiment de Maisonneuve by the Mayor of Montréal
8:15 a.m. – From City Hall to the Notre-Dame Basilica
March of the Régiment de Maisonneuve
8:45 a.m. – St. Joseph’s Oratory
Bells Chiming over Montréal – The symbolic ringing of the Oratory’s original bells will mark the start of the pealing of bells from churches of the Montréal diocese.
9 a.m. – Notre‐Dame Basilica of Montréal
Heritage anniversary mass attended by representatives of different religious denominations as well as the First Nations.
10:30 a.m. – Tribute to Maisonneuve at Place d’Armes
Tribute to founders Jeanne‐Mance and Paul de Chomedey sieur de Maisonneuve, Mohawk chants and drums and reverence at the Monument as part of the Merci Montréal project by the École supérieure de ballet du Québec.
8:30 p.m. – King Edward Quay – Old Port of Montréal
9:45 p.m. – Old Port of Montréal and other locations – Living Connections, illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge
A special 30-minute illumination with a soundtrack showcasing the Orchestre Métropolitain conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and a dozen of Montréal’s rising stars. Here’s how to make the most of this spectacular event.
Here’s how to make the most of this spectacular event: May 17, 2017, a historic day marking the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal in 1642 is at the heart of a great year of festivities. See the schedule for May 17 to make sure you don’t miss out on a thing: 3 observation sites recommended – Watch the show from the Old Port, Notre-Dame Street (east of the bridge) or from the banks of the South Shore. Experience it with music – Listen to the Orchestre Métropolitain and Montréal artists on a soundtrack played on ROUGE FM 107.3 or download the AmpMe amp to synchronize all devices live.