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Mary May is the spokesperson for Quebec's National Holiday

Mary May is the spokesperson for Quebec’s National Holiday

Singer-songwriter Mary May, who has already participated in twelve commemorations for Saint-Jean-Baptiste, including two ceremonies as host, is the spokesperson for the event this year.

Although the singer has appeared on the Plains of Abraham several times on the occasion of National Day, it is in Charlevoix, at Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie, that this year’s show will be recorded.

Like last year, the ceremonial event will be broadcast on four major networks: Télé-Québec, Radio-Canada, TVA and Noovo. Services will be pre-registered. The names of the artists who will appear on the stage will be revealed next week.

Aside from this broad offer, the National Movement of Quebecois and Quebec, which organizes the annual event, has announced a rich program.

At least 463 live festivals and 16 regional festivals will be held across Quebec on June 23-24.

Depending on the region and neighborhood, sometimes the formula will be hybrid, sometimes virtual, and sometimes personal, in little family bubbles.

The announcement of National Day was also an occasion to award the National Day Craftsmen Prize to Judy Richards and her husband Yvonne Deschamps.

Launched in 2009, this award each year rewards individuals or organizations that, through their work, contribute to the influence of national pride.

Thus the couple acquired a work specially created for the occasion by artist Armand Villancourt.

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