National Day |  Diane Dufresne was elevated to the rank of "giant"

To highlight his exceptional career throughout Francophonie, the Mouvement National des Québécois has added singer Diane Dufresne, who designed and presented Quebec with its craft gift, as “Celebrations of St. John the Baptist” approached on Thursday. .

Released yesterday at 3:00 p.m.

Simon Sabot

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The masterpiece of the Quebec song received its prize from the hands of Armond Wylancourt, who carved the work he created to mark the occasion. Catherine Major, Lulu Hughes and Pascal Montpett also paid tribute to him in music at the 188th Anniversary Theater Plaza in Montreal.And National Day Edition.

Diane Dufresne participated in many Saint-Jean celebrations during her prosperous life, especially at the 1977 Olympic Stadium, with a particular Felix Leclerc. In 2020, he participated in the show With unity throughout Quebec, Provided in full enclosure TV. The 77-year-old singer never hesitated to show her affection for Quebec, even in France, where she always sang “in Quebec”. On June 24, 1980, she ascended the podium at a palace in Paris, wearing a bare blouse with a flor-de-lis on her left breast. “I wore a fleur-de-liz on my breasts because I wanted to wear it as close to my heart as possible,” she said at the time.

With this award, he joined a select club of notable artists including Diane Dufresne, Gilles Vignold, Paul Piche, Les Cowboys Fringends, Jeanette Renault, Robert Charlaboise, Judy Richards and Yvonne Deschamps.

This year, Mark LaBrace will be the spokesman for the Saint-Jean celebrations to be held under the theme “The Language of a Thousand Pronunciations”. “In June, after two years of absence, we will finally meet again,” Therese David, president of the Movement National des Québécois, said in a statement. The desire to walk around our areas, tell stories, chat and celebrate returned Speak Considered. More than 600 festivals offer a plan for 2022 for all tastes. ⁇

Details of the events for the festivities on June 23 and 24 will be announced gradually by June 2. On Thursday, organizers announced that Pepe and his guitarist and Marco Galliari will perform the first part of the show on June 23 in Quebec, which will finally return to the Abraham Plain.

Parliament in blue

In addition, a multimedia event will be held in front of the Parliament building in Quebec City for National Day from June 18 to 22 and 24. Show Blue: Quebec under the stars, Designed by the company TKNL, will provide a canoe trip through the history of Quebec and include “its culture, its territory, the people who represent and design it”. More than 10,000 people can attend the 20-minute event for free, which will be described by France Castell.

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