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The Pointe-à-Callière Foundation raised $200,000 at its recent Montréal Builders Club benefit evening, on June 3. The evening was hosted by Honorary Chair John LeBoutillier, Chair of the Board of Industrial Alliance and the first President of the Foundation.
Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal’s Archaeology and History Complex, is proud to announce that it will be pursuing its activities on the Place D’Youville Pedestrian Space for the second year in a row. The group Replay The Beatles will kick off the festivities with a musical performance during the official inauguration, which will take place on Thursday, June 6 at noon on Place Royale. The public is invited to attend this launch, at which representatives of the City of Montréal and numerous partners will also be in attendance.
Pointe-à-Callière, presents A Cultural Feast—a free outdoor event featuring
activities, food kiosks, tastings, talks, and demonstrations—showcasing
the cultural diversity of the Montréal landscape. This year, street food
and the themes of two temporary exhibitions currently being presented
at the Museum, The Beatles in Montréal and The Tea Roads, will be
highlighted through various activities and presentations.
As part of Montréal Museums Day on Sunday, May 26, Pointe-à-Callière is inviting the public to visit Montréal’s birthplace, relive the effervescent 1960s when The Beatles came to town, explore tea in all its forms, and celebrate Montréal’s cultural diversity. For the occasion, admission to all permanent exhibitions, the Yours Truly, Montréal multimedia show, and the temporary exhibition The Tea Roads will be free of charge. Visitors wishing to see The Beatles in Montréal exhibition will be admitted at the cost of a ticket to one of the Beatles’ Montréal concerts in 1964: $4.50.
The Tea Roads, an exhibition steeped by Pointe-à-Callière in partnership with the Musée Guimet des arts asiatiques in Paris and 20 other lenders, takes you on a journey along the vertiginous roads of the ancient tea routes, a journey spanning centuries and continents and culminating in our hectic modern lives. Every age in this astonishing adventure begins in China, where the tiny leaves with countless benefits originated and where the three main methods of tea preparation –boiling, whipping, and steeping – were invented. The four main zones of the exhibition offer up an ancient itinerary that ventures into the realm of poetry and refinement, exploring the love of tea.