The Festival formed in response to a need for a stronger Asian presence in the Quebec cultural climate. The month of May was declared in the Senate as the "Asian Heritage Month" by the Honorable Senator Vivienne Poy. Officially recognized by the ex-minister Sheila Copps in the year 2003, Asian Heritage Month was celebrated by over ten cities across Canada in 2005 and the month of May as "Asian Heritage Month" was officially declared by the City of Montreal in May 2004.
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Over the course of 11 wonderful, sultry summer nights, Montréal will move to the rhythms of music from throughout the French-speaking world, from world beat to rock to electronic and hip-hop. Get set for the uniquely Francos atmosphere when about 50 indoor shows by well established artists and emerging talents—including seven musical events especially created for the Festival—take place in the finest show halls in the downtown. As for the free exterior shows, you can expect visitors from home and abroad to invade the site en masse, once they’ve had a taste of the free exterior program to be announced in late May.
Festival International Nuits d'Afrique de Montréal, le meilleur de la musique du monde et des spectacles toute l année, the best of worl music and great shows all year long.
the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal now annually offers about 500 concerts, of which three-quarters are free of charge, hosting about 2000 musicians, give or take a few, from over 20 countries. About 2 million visitors come from all over the planet to an event has become THE international jazz rendez-vous and a laboratory for the creation of new talent.
The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal (FNC) is devoted to the dissemination and development of emerging trends in cinema and new media. It is a forum for audiences to discover original new works, particularly in cinéma d'auteur and digital creation.
The goal of the Montreal World Film Festival (Montreal International Film Festival) is to encourage cultural diversity and understanding between nations, to foster the cinema of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema, to promote filmmakers and innovative works, to discover and encourage new talents, and to promote meetings between cinema professionals from around the world.
Volunteer-based non-profit gay organization giving financial support to groups providing direct care to people living with HIV/AIDS, and to gay & lesbian community groups. The mission of this foundation is to create world-class events that attract people from all over the world, generating revenues for the foundation. The 5 annual events are Bal des Boys for New Year's, Red Party for Valentine's, Hot & Dry Weekend for Victoria Day in May, Twist for Gay Pride Weekend in August and Black & Blue Festival in October. These activities are a celebration and acknowledgement of a unique community and culture. That is, the gay community and the gay culture. A celebration that is non-discriminatory and includes men and women, straight and gay.