While reading this article, the great patriotic holiday show was taped on Place Manoir Richelieu, in La Malbay, and is ready to air Thursday night on four major French-speaking networks in Quebec.
The weather complied and the organizers plan A, to everyone’s joy.
This is because in the event of thunderstorms or high winds, the recording could have been moved to tonight. If the weather had not been cooperative yet, it would have been necessary that we decide to present it directly on the evening of the twenty-fourth.
This option would have caused serious concerns for the regulators.
Producer Sylvain Barent-Bedard revealed, “We could have had content challenges because some artists weren’t available on day 24. We had to adjust ourselves.”
Production had also taken out an insurance policy with Lloyd’s, London, in the event of a malfunction.
Every dollar counts. The National Day Show requires a budget of $2.6 million. The event in Charlevoix cost more than the event in Trois-Rivieres, in 2020 (between $1.8 million and $1.9 million), and those typically offered on the Plains of Abraham (about $2 million).
The difference, according to Sylvain Barent-Bedard, is explained by the accommodation and transportation costs associated with filming in the area.
In addition, six characters will read the National Pride Speech formerly called The National Speech. The indefatigable Janet Bertrand, Daniel Boucher, Kim Thuy, Mylene Beckett, Dr.s Stanley Volant and Fabrice Vail will co-read this script that is said to have been inspired by the play snow, by the late André Gagnon.
Like the group of animators of Charlotte Cardin, Coeur de Perrett, Louis-Jean Cormier, Cornell, Samien and Saramy, the selected characters represent the different ethnic and cultural communities found in Quebec.
The speech was created by Isabelle Vivier, in collaboration with the six personalities who will deliver the speech.