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Celebrating our diversity, today!

A major celebration thanks to Canada 150

Montreal, Tuesday, June 27, 2017 — The Celebrating Our Diversity! Event—presented by Les FrancoFolies de Montréal and Canada 150 in collaboration with Radio-Canada—will take place today, Tuesday, June 27, from 2 p.m. on the Parterre symphonique. Aside from the multicultural picnic, 5 concerts and 4 dance performances will be presented, offering an entire day of rhythm and groove! These concerts involve the participation of festival friends (Vision Diversité, the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique de Montréal and Mundial Montréal), while the dance performances will be presented in collaboration with Mondial des Cultures de Drummondville.











3 p.m.: Ayrad presented by Les FrancoFolies de Montréal

4:30 p.m.: Mamselle Ruiz presented by Vision Diversité

6 p.m.: Patricia Cano presented by Mundial Montréal

7:30 p.m.: Benkadi and Kalabanté presented by the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique

9 p.m.: Rafael & Energía Dominicana presented by the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

Concert intermissions will feature dance performances by Ensemble folklorique Mackinaw, presented by Mondial des Cultures de Drummondville.

A gigantic BBQ, featuring the flavours of the world 

With a dozen BBQs and picnic tables available for Festival fans, the Parterre symphonique is ready to welcome the biggest outdoor food fest in its history! And the variety… because these globally sourced concerts invite fans from here and the four corners of the world to bring their food to the party to grill it up! This unique event, presented by the Francos, is a wonderful opportunity to travel around the world without leaving your own city!

Celebrating Our Diversity! bears yet more symbolic weight given it features in a year of festivities for Canada 150 on Canadian Multiculturalism Day: yet another reason to celebrate the joys and virtues of living in a country built on respect for differences, where the social mix is yet another of our major assets.


Parterre symphonique (corner of Clark and De Montigny Streets), from 2 p.m.

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