Sunday, August 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On the grounds of the Dorval Library and the Cultural Centre
This year, Dorval Celebrates takes on a Victorian fairground feel for Dorval's 125th anniversary.
Come and discover our carnival games animated by wacky characters! Take a ride on the carousel, enjoy the on-stage performances, and take part in the activities! Artists, associations, and many more surprises await you on the grounds of the Dorval Library (1401 Lakeshore Drive).
Free parking is available at the Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre (1335 Lakeshore Drive) and the Dorval Arena (1450 Dawson Avenue).
To facilitate your arrival by car at the SDCC, we recommend that you access the site from the west side, on Lakeshore Drive.
Pipo by Ty Théâtre:
Performances every 15 minutes, between:
- 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
- 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m.
- 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The TY Théâtre is a touring micro puppet theatre that presents original shows for 20 spectators at a time. Discover Pipo, a strange character who gets into trouble in a world full of sewing objects. Without words.
Claudine Rivest: Creation, design, and manipulation
Horse and Bamboo Theatre: support to the creation
Le Futur: Original music
At 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.: Bazarnaüm by Les Pas Sortables (Amidst the crowd)
Colin St-Cyr Duhamel and Sandra Turgeon form this imaginative duo who design, build, invent, stage, and interpret creations with strong visuals and a moving sense of humour. This interactive 30-minute show presents a variety of puppets while walking through the crowd. The animal tamer and the little popcorn vendor (masked character) bring forth incredible characters and creatures from their costumes and meagre luggage.
At 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.: Les Demoiselles de Partance (giant puppets) by the Envolée de valise company
Three elderly ladies embark on their last trip. Together, they want to make a childhood dream come true: to reach the ocean. From a difficult seagull to the oldest sister’s heart trouble, the ladies will encounter many funny situations along their way.
At 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.: Acrobatic bicycle with Sylvain Dubois
Circus artist, bicycle acrobat, and on the road for 20 years with many companies such as Parfaits Inconnus, News Pickle Circus and the cirque Éloize, Sylvain has performed around the world, from Montreal to Sydney, to Paris and Bogota. He graduated from L' École Nationale de Cirque de Montréal.
At noon and at 3 p.m.: Les Éclusiers de Lachine folk ensemble
Come dance to the rythm of these six couples who will welcome you into their colorful world!
At 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.: Barrel Organ by Claire Lafrenière
Claire Lafrenière presents a unique musical animation with songs accompanied by a barrel organ, reviving popular hits from the 1900s to the 50s. This mechanical American instrument, a célestina, dates from 1890s. It works with paper rolls on which the musical accompaniments are perforated.
Also on site:
- Lots of fun activities for kids, including a carousel
- Mask creation workshop with Karl Dupéré-Richer
- Exhibits and book sale
- A kiosk where you can vote for your favourite photo in the Dorval in One Click contest
- Various Dorval associations, groups, and artists
- Grilled food and snacks ($)
- And many more surprises!
In case of rain, the event will be held indoors, at the Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre.