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Montréal All-Nighter: Combining nature and culture!

February 1, 2011

Montréal, February 1, 2011– Join the movement all evening long and well into the night on February 26 to 27: combine culture and nature to celebrate life in the Pôle Maisonneuve district and at the Planetarium, for the 2011 Montréal All-Nighter! Come enjoy some immersive, fun and creative experiences in exciting indoor and outdoor settings. Legends and music, exploring the sky and spying on nocturnal animals, a participatory event and sports for the whole family: there's something for all ages as you party into the night, until 2 in the morning!

During the 2011 Nuit blanche à Montréal, in the Pôle Maisonneuve district and at the Planetarium, you can …

Learn some secrets and thrill to stories

           Moonlit Evening1 – A tour of the Biodôme's ecosystems by night, to spy on nocturnal animals and meet some odd and intriguing characters! – at the Montréal Biodôme
Storytellers and legends1 – Take a trip through space and time at the top of the world's highest inclined tower. – Observation deck of the Montréal Tower

1 Paid activities

Play outside

          The Ephemeral Forest2 – New life for Christmas trees! The trees are being recycled as part of a collective installation, to become a huge gathering place for everyone. – On the Esplanade linking the Biodôme and the Olympic Stadium
 Fascinating birds of prey2 – Come get a close-up look at birds of prey, along with the team from the Union québécoise de réhabilitation des oiseaux de proie (UQROP) Outdoor stage
Les bobeurs2 – A hilarious bobsleigh team studies penguin behaviour as a way of improving their own performance. Watch them training and admire their antics. – Outdoor stage
Rhythm and nature2 Freeworm presents an exclusive performance of songs in four languages, including the sounds and calls of animals at the Biodôme. – Outdoor stage
A dark tale2 – A mysterious figure tells some surprising stories about will-o-the-wisps and a duel with the Devil. – Outdoor stage

Enjoy some sports and arts

            Aquatic fun for the whole family2 – Quebec's largest sports centre welcomes families for a nighttime swim.
AQUART: an underwater art gallery2 – Some twenty artists display their work … at the bottom of the pool! For a totally immersive experience, bring your fins and snorkel, or rent snorkelling equipment on site. – Olympic Park sports centre

Learn about the feminine side of the sky

           Le ciel au féminin2 – Many constellations, nebulas and celestial bodies are named for female figures from mythology or history. Come meet some women immortalized in the heavens. In French only – Montréal Planetarium

2 Free activities

For the complete Nuit blanche à Montréal program and the schedule of all the different activities, some of them free, see:

montrealspaceforlife.ca
parcolympique.ca
http://montrealenlumiere.com/volets/nuit_blanche/en_bref_en.aspx

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Media information

Nadine Fortin, Communications Coordinator
Space for Life
514-868-3053

Sylvie Bastien, Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Olympic Park
514 252-4605

Visual available on request