Pride Montreal is almost here!

Pride Montreal is almost here!

FidoStephane
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Hey Community!

 

You guys ready for Pride Montreal?

 

Pride is an opportunity to be proud of your singularity & to celebrate who and what you are. 

 

This year, all the action is at Place Émile-Gamelin! Check out the program:

 

From Tuesday to Sunday:
Come hang out with us at the Fido Zone where you'll have access to charging stations and places to relax in the shade. You can also play Twister, Jenga, and enjoy some free bodypainting!

 

Tuesday night: Horizon Extravaganza: 8pm

A brand new Montréal Pride production, the Horizons Extravaganza will pay homage to our grand marshals by showcasing the beauty of interethnic differences. A multicultural show of grand proportions that will bring together Bollywood, Inuit throat singing and French song. Prepare yourself for an epic journey around the world, live from Place Émilie-Gamelin!

 

Wednesday night: André Sauvé :8pm

This year, Montréal Pride is adding another arrow to the quiver of its programming with a whole new free show: André Sauvé! The comedian will be performing a special 90-minute set. A darling of Montrealers, over the past ten years, André Sauvé has carved a place for himself in the hearts of many Québécois.

 

Thursday night: Drag superstar: 9pm

For its 10th edition, Montréal Pride is raising the bar with the world première of the biggest ever outdoor show in Montréal to star contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race. For the first time, seven drag queens from the hit reality series will share the stage in the largest free event of its kind ever presented. Hosted by the legendary Mado Lamotte and Bob the Drag Queen, and featuring the public’s favourite contestants:

Jujubee

Alyssa Edwards

Thorgy Thor (2016)

Violet Chachki (gagnante 2015)

Ginger (2015 – TOP 3 and Allstars 2)

Pearl (2015 – TOP 3)

Katya (2015)

Miss Fame (2015)

Alaska (2013 – TOP 3)

Phi Phi O’Hara (2011 – TOP 3)

Manila Luzon (2010 – TOP 3 and Allstars)

 

Friday night: Diva Den: 8pm

The Diva Den is a pop/dance-flavoured show that’s sure to intoxicate the crowd with its ensemble of 10 musicians and choir singers under the musical direction of Robin Chemtov. A rousing, virtuosity-filled evening that’s not to be missed!

 

Saturday night: Illusion: 8pm

Michel Dorion’s Illusion show is a spectacular tribute to the queens of the night with 15 of Montréal’s most glamorous drag queens! An event that’s not to be missed!

Starring: Michel Dorion

With: Barbada, Celes, Chouchoune, Ciathanight, Franky Dee, Gisèle Lullaby, KellyTorielli, Kitana Sweett, Marla Deer, Miss Butterfly, Nana de Grèce, Peggy Sue, Rainbow, Sasha Baga & Tracy Trash.

 

Sunday night: Mega t-dance :1pm

The Mega T-Dance wraps up Pride in style at Place Émilie-Gamelin. The infectious rhythms and driving beats of DJ Marina (Montréal), Chus & Ceballos (Madrid) and DJ Alain Jackinsky (Montréal) will have you dancing under the sun and stars, mixed with breathtaking performances by our dancers. Join us for this sizzling, high-energy event!

 

Pretty fun-filled event isn’t?

 

You can also catch us at the parade on Sunday, and share your pride using #ProudBecause. You can view other people’s pride messages on Fido.ca/proudbecause.  

 

So what are you waiting for? Come join us as we celebrate and promote self-affirmation, dignity and equality rights for everyone!

 

See you there!

 

-FidoStephane