Rep Your Flag Festival will be taking place on March 21 in Montreal. The much awaited EDM event consists of representing your country to the fullest throughout the entire night with fellow students and EDM fans! Bring your country's flag, dress up, and paint your face with your nation's colours.
Organized by Interstude, a travel agency and event planning organization that focuses on international students in the city, Montreal is blessed to be the first taste this massive festival. Rep Your Flag Festival 2015 will then continue its global conquest with stops in Rio De Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Mexico and Paris.
1. Rep Your Flag Festival Will Be Held In Bal En Blanc's Former Venue
The Palais Des Congrès will host Rep Your Flag Festival this year. Interstude booked the perfect spot with enough room to ensure that thousands of international students and party monsters will have the best possible time.
2. 5,000 Expected Attendees
The 2014 editions of Rep Your Flag Festival sold out New City Gas, and 4,400 students showed up on 2 days to party for the one at Espace Griffintown and Piknic Electronic. Palais Des Congrès will be able to accommodate even more party animals so that every single ticket holder will get in. Prepare for absolute madness Montreal.
3. More Than 20 Student Associations Come Together To Collaborate On The Rep Your Flag Festival
To regroup thousands of students in the festival, 20 school associations from all over Quebec have collaborated to bring together the "crème de la crème" of festival experiences this March 2015. Associations from Concordia, HEC, UDeM, McGill and many more support this initiative to make shine Montreal internationally.
4. Dubvision, Domeno and Mike Robia
International DJ duo Dubvision will be this year's headliner. With over 250,000 fans on Facebook, Dubvision has proved itself as being a major artist in the EDM scene over the years. Supporting the international DJs, Domeno and Mike Robia which are from Montreal will be the festival's special guest! You'll also get a chance to see Domeno at Villa Paradizo this summer.
5. Video Mapping On A Huge Stage (72 Feet Width).
Visuals and designs are a major part of what makes a festival experience what it is. The Rep Your Flag Festival curators have prepared a 72 feet wide stage with video mapping, visuals, designs and much more for your enjoyment. Be stoked!
6. Best Dress Code Ever
The Rep Your Flag Festival's name makes the dress code pretty clear! Come to this insane event with your country's flag, paint up your body, and rock your nation's colours hard! It's a great chance rep your origins and party with your compatriots at the same time.
In a new poll by the Angus Reid Institute, over half of Quebec respondents said that Canada should reach a vaccination rate of at least 75% before opening the U.S. border.
With many Canadians already envisioning a life post-COVID-19, the poll found that a "vast majority (69%)" are willing to wait it out until "at least three-quarters" of the country are fully vaccinated before opening the border to travel.
Only 22% of Canadians would be willing to open the Canada-U.S. border immediately, according to the survey.
Thirty-five percent of Quebec respondents agreed that the country should wait until over 75% of the population has two vaccine doses. Thirty-seven percent agreed that having 75% of the population fully vaccinated is adequate.
Only 20% of Quebec respondents agreed that the borders should open immediately.
Respondents in Alberta and Saskatchewan were the most interested in welcoming back Americans, according to the poll, as 42% and 30% of respondents, respectively, want the border to open immediately.
But don't expect a typical Montreal Pride Parade complete with vehicles, floats, dancers, and all the usual festivities. According to a press release, the current health context does not allow for a traditional parade.
However, Montréal Pride says holding a march "returns to the roots of the Pride movement by handing back the public space to participating communities," specifically focusing on amplifying the voices of diverse sexual and gender communities that were "made close to invisible" during the pandemic.
"The first demonstration in favor of the Montréal 2SLGBTQI+ communities’ rights was held in 1979, organised by the Pink Brigade [...] with 52 marchers participating," said Jean-François Perrier, interim director of the Montréal Pride Festival, in a statement.
"It is therefore with great pride that we confirm [...] a unifying activity open to all that will allow the advocacy and community aspects of the festival to shine."
The Pride March will take place on August 15 and will depart from Jeanne-Mance Park at 1 p.m.
MTLàTABLE is back with set menus at your favourite eateries!
MTLàTABLE is back this year, and around 100 Montreal restaurants are participating in the city-wide food festival between June and October. You can get three-course meals at some of the city's best eateries starting at $20.
MTLàTABLE has revamped its format for 2021 complete with table d'hôte menus, fresh local produce and prizes you can win for simply dining out.
You can filter your preferences by neighbourhood, price, cuisine and more.
Contests & weekly draws
Each meal you buy at the festival's participating restaurants makes you eligible to win one of five weekly draw prizes like a $50 SAQ gift card and a $75 pre-paid VISA card to spend at the participating restaurants.
There are also eight 'Food & Fun Packages' to be won throughout the event, which include two nights in a Montreal hotel.
All you have to do is scan a restaurant's QR code every time you visit to earn a 'fork' and participate in the weekly draw.
Quebec-grown produce & food products
This year's edition of the festival will also focus on fresh seasonal harvests in Quebec, with recipes tailored to in-season produce.
In June and July, restaurants will serve dishes with beets from the Montérégie region, strawberries from Île d’Orléans and raspberries from the Eastern Townships, as well as broccoli from the Capitale-Nationale region, zucchini from the Laurentians and other green vegetables from Quebec.
In August, field tomatoes, leeks, blueberries, and green beans from across the province — from Bas-Saint-Laurent to Lanaudière — will adorn restaurant plates across Montreal.
In September and October, the fall harvest begins, and restaurants will serve soups and stews that include Quebec carrots, morels, oyster mushrooms, eggplants and acorn squash.
Autumn brings the return of apples to Quebec orchards, and restaurants will make use of locally-grown apples on their dishes toward the end of the festival.