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The edition of small miracles!

News releases | September 6, 2021

 

Gatineau, September 6, 2021 – As we reflect on this last edition, the FMG is delighted to have raised to the many challenges of the last months to deliver an edition marking its 34th anniversary as being one of reunion and of “small miracles”.

“Despite all the last-minute changes, the efforts of the staff, our partners, our suppliers and our loyal volunteers made it possible to accomplish our mission, which is to generate happiness in the hearts of thousands of Gatineau residents and visitors. Being the first major event in Quebec to apply the new vaccine control measures, all eyes were on us and what we hear in the industry is that the bar has been set very high! », said FMG’s President Stéphane Riel.

The festival-goers were present, happy to have the opportunity to finally get to celebrate together in an "almost" normal festival setting. According to the comments received, everyone appreciated the new formula of a completely redeveloped site, in particular to ensure safety and compliance with health measures.

“I'm so happy to finally be back on a festival site and seeing the audience having fun and singing. Hats off to the entire FMG team which, in a safe environment, has generated thousands of smiles" said Tourism Minister Caroline Proulx, who visited Parc de la Baie on Friday, September 3.

The evening shows have thrilled large crowds, notably the Cowboys Fringants show which was sold out. Hydro-Quebec Musical matinees, a brand new product that featured Cœur de pirate and Fred Pellerin in an intimate format, offered the most touching moments, while songs and music gently accompanied daybreak. Among the other successes, the fireworks and the hot air balloons night glow presented each evening, as well as free shows offered for families during Desjardins Family Day are to be highlighted.

The FMG team will take advantage of the coming weeks to assess the results and impact of this edition specially adapted to the circumstances of the pandemic. Time has already come to prepare the 35th edition, scheduled for September 1 to 5, 2022.

 

Michelle O’Neil, director of partnerships
Email : oneil.michelle@montgolfieresgatineau.com 
Phone : 819-743-7200