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Vélo Paradiso: projector-bikes in Montreal

VÉLO PARADISO MEETS RESIDENTS WHERE THEY LIVE


From May 12, 2017 to mid-October, Wapikoni Mobile, in collaboration with Musique Nomade, presents Vélo Paradiso, an official event of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary and its Grande Tournée (presented by Cirque Éloize). As key Indigenous players in Montreal, Wapikoni Mobile and Musique Nomade use music and culture to build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. 

Through this unifying project, projector bikes will meet residents where they live and screen Wapikoni's best short films and EXCLUSIVE music videos in alleys, parks, vacant lots and public places in the boroughs of Ville-Marie, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie and Côte-des-neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. Vélo Paradiso showcases five original music videos inspired by these five Montreal boroughs. Musical partners: La Bronze and Esther Pennell, Random Recipe and Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, SoCalled and Shauit, Sunny Duval and Laura Niquay, Dramatik and Matiù created the songs that inspired Wapikoni mobile directors to transform into videos. These five music videos were custom-made to celebrate Montreal and will help you see five boroughs in a new light. Listen to these five songs on Nomade's Soundcloud.


To find the dates, times and locations of our projector-bikes, you can visit Montréal’s 375th Anniversary’s website or download the mobile app.

CALENDAR (more dates will be added)
June 2, 2017 Grande Tournée, Parc Cap St-Jacques, Pierrefond-Roxboro 8:45 pm
June 2, 2017 Parc Jean-Marie Lamonde, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm
June 2, 2017 Premier vendredi du mois, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 8:45 pm

June 3, 2017 Parc Nicolas Tillemont, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm
June 3, 2017 Place Gennevilier-Laliberté, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 8:45 pm

June 8, 2017 Parc de Normandville, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm
June 8, 2017 Parc Jean Valets, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm
June 8, 2017 Parc Joseph-Paré, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 8:45 pm

June 9, 2017 Grande Tournée, Parc de la Marina, Lachine 8:45 pm
June 9, 2017 Parc Montcalm, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 8:45 pm
June 9, 2017 Parc Nelson-Mandela, Côte-des-Neiges 8:45 pm
June 9, 2017 Parc Théodore, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 8:45 pm

June 10, 2017 Parc Molson, Rosemont 8:45 pm
June 10, 2017 Parc Jarry, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm
June 10, 2017 Parc Mahatma-Ghandi, Côte-des-Neiges 8:45 pm
June 10, 2017 Parc Maisonneuve, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 8:45 pm

June 15, 2017 Parc Beaubien, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 8:45 pm
June 15, 2017 Parc Howard, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm
June 15, 2017 Parc Saint-Clément, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 8:45 pm

June 16, 2017 Grande Tournée, Parc Beaudet, Ville-Saint-Laurent 8:45 pm
June 16, 2017 Parc Le Prévot, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm
June 16, 2017 Parc Lafond, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 8:45 pm
June 16, 2017 Parc Kent, Côte-des-Neiges 8:45 pm

June 17, 2017 Parc Montcalm, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 8:45 pm
June 17, 2017 Place de la Gare-Jean-Talon, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm
June 17, 2017 Parc Bedford, Côte-des-Neiges 8:45 pm
June 17, 2017 Parc des Locomotives, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 8:45 pm

June 22, 2017 Parc Molson, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 8:45 pm
June 22, 2017 Parc Athéna, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm
June 22, 2017 Parc Jean-et-eva-Tremblay, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 8:45 pm

June 23, 2017 Grande Tournée, Parc O'Rilly, Verdun 8:45 pm
June 23, 2017 Parc jarry, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm
June 23, 2017 Parc St-Émile, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 8:45 pm

June 30, 2017 Grande Tournée, Parc Kent, Côte-des-Neiges 8:45 pm
June 30, 2017 Parc Turin, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm
June 30, 2017 Parc Ogilvy-Outremont, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm
June 30, 2017 Parc Rouen-Benett, Hochelaga 8:45 pm

July 1, 2017 Parc De Normandville, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm
July 1, 2017 Parc Champagneur, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm
July 1, 2017 Parc Cité-Jardin, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 8:45 pm

July 6, 2017 Parc George-Vernot, Saint-Michel 8:45 pm
July 6, 2017 Parc Jarry, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm

July 7, 2017 Grande Tournée, Promenades Bellerives, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 8:45 pm
July 7, 2017 Parc St-Yvette, Saint-Michel 8:45 pm
July 7, 2017 Parc Dante, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 8:45 pm
July 7, 2017 Parc Bedford, Côte-des-Neiges 8:45 pm
July 7, 2017 Parc Morgan, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 8:45 pm

July 8, 2017 Parc Jean-Rivard, Saint-Michel 8:45 pm
July 8, 2017 Parc jarry, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm

July 8, 2017 Parc Nelson-Mandela, Côte-des-Neiges 8:45 pm
July 8, 2017 Place Valois, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 8:45 pm

July 13, 2017 Parc François Perrault, Saint-Michel 8:45 pm
July 13, 2017 Parc Soeur Madeleine Gagnon, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 8:45 pm
July 13, 2017 Parc Mahatma-Ghandi, Côte-des-Neiges 8:45 pm
July 13, 2017 Parc Olivia Pelletier, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 8:45 pm

July 14, 2017 Grande Tournée, Parc.. D'ostie, île Bizard 8:45 pm
July 14, 2017 Parc Sandro-Pertini, Saint-Michel 8:45 pm
July 14, 2017 Parc Jacques-Blanchet, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 8:45 pm
July 14, 2017 Parc Van Horn, Côte-des-Neiges 8:45 pm

July 15, 2017 Parc François Perrault, Saint-Michel 8:45 pm
July 15, 2017 Parc De Gaspé, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 8:45 pm
July 15, 2017 Parc Kent, Côte-des-Neiges 8:45 pm
July 15, 2017 Parc Saint-Aloysius, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 8:45 pm

July 16, 2017 Parc Kent, Côte-des-Neiges 8:45 pm

July 20, 2017 Parc Michel-Ange, Saint-Michel 8:45 pm
July 20, 2017 Place Shamrock, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 8:45 pm
July 20, 2017 Parc Hochelaga, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 8:45 pm

July 21, 2017 Grande Tournée, Parc aimé-Léonard, MTL Nord 8:45 pm
July 21, 2017 Parc St-Yvette, Saint-Michel 8:45 pm
July 21, 2017 Parc-école Sinclair-Laird, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm
July 21, 2017 Parc Nelson-Mandela, Côte-des-Neiges 8:45 pm
July 21, 2017 Parc Edmond-Hamelin, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 8:45 pm

July 22, 2017 Parc Joseph-Robin, Saint-Michel 8:45 pm
July 22, 2017 Parc Jean-Valets, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm
July 22, 2017 Parc Mahatma-Ghandi, Côte-des-Neiges 8:45 pm
July 22, 2017 Parc Sicard. Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 8:45 pm

July 27, 2017 Parc François Perrault, Saint-Michel 8:45 pm
July 27, 2017 Parc Carmela-Galardo-Frascarelli, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 8:45 pm
July 27, 2017 Parc Raymond préfontaine, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 8:45 pm

July 28, 2017 Grande Tournée, Parc Leroux, LaSalle 8:45 pm
July 28, 2017 Parc Saint-Damase, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm
July 28, 2017 Parc Jarry, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension 8:45 pm
July 28, 2017 Parc Bedford, Côte-des-Neiges 8:45 pm
July 28, 2017 Parc Théodore, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 8:45 pm

July 29, 2017 Parc François Perrault, Saint-Michel 8:45 pm
July 29, 2017 Parc Petite Italie, Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 8:45 pm
July 29, 2017 Piscine Kent, Côte-des-Neiges 8:45 pm
July 29, 2017 Parc Dézéry-Lafontaine, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve 8:45 pm

On August 4, 2017, Vélo Paradiso’s projector bikes will join Musique Nomade musicians on the main stage of Montreal’s First Peoples’ Festival, Wapikoni’s longstanding partner, at the Place des Festivals for a major concert. 

"The Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th anniversary supports a dozen projects that showcase the contributions of Indigenous nations to the past and future development of Montreal. Furthermore, we have made it our mission to find different ways to build bridges between Indigenous peoples and Montreal’s many cultural communities so that everyone can come together. Vélo Paradiso truly embodies this objective. We hope you will all take part in and discover how diverse creativity can be,” wrote Alain Gignac, General Manager of the Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th anniversary.

 “Everyday, the presence of Indigenous peoples at the core of the celebrations of Montreal’s 375th anniversary grows stronger, giving a voice to our historical roots. Much to the delight of Montrealers, this presence will be felt throughout the city, in each borough, on the big stage as much as in everyone’s heart. Vélo Paradiso is a rallying project that celebrates Montreal, its origins, colours and youth. Long live Montreal, long live the diversity of its neighbourhoods and residents,” declared Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre.

“Everyone ought to learn just how rich Indigenous culture is in order for the future generations to receive a precious heritage. Quebec if full of artists, each more inspiring than the next, and this initiative to have projector bikes is simply amazing. Usually people must leave their neighbourhood to go to the movies or to a concert, but this time culture is coming to them in a dynamic and accessible fashion. I encourage Montrealers to take part in this unusual project that I am convinced will foster wonderful exchanges!” added the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Geoffrey Kelley.

“The 375th anniversary of Montréal, which coincides with Canada 150, is a great opportunity to bring people together to support local artists and artisans. Wapikoni mobile is an opportunity for Montréalers and visitors alike to engage with their communities, develop a deeper appreciation of Indigenous culture and strengthen the bonds that unite us. Let’s all celebrate 2017!”, stated the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

About Wapikoni Mobile
Wapikoni Mobile is a travelling audiovisual and musical creation studio dedicated to Indigenous youth. Since 2004, Wapikoni has visited over 20 communities and accompanied 4,300 participants who worked to direct close to 1,000 short films translated into several languages. These films have received 142 awards and honours at national and international festivals.

www.wapikoni.ca
https://www.facebook.com/wapikoni
https://instagram.com/wapikonimobile

About Musique Nomade
Musique Nomade is a mobile recording studio that offers Indigenous musicians of Canada the opportunity to record tracks as well as music videos in a professional setting. By visiting various communities, the Musique Nomade team can help jump-start a budding musician’s career.

http://www.musiquenomade.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MusiqueNomade/
https://twitter.com/MusiqueNomade

About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary
The Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will mark Montréal’s 375th anniversary in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces in carrying out its mandate: to mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage public funds, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.

The Society benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal, the Québec government, the Canada government and private funding from 12 Great Montrealers. For more information, see http://www.375mtl.com

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