La Cité’s outdoor amphitheatre to be known as the Amphithéâtre Québecor
Quebecor and La Cité de l’Énergie of Shawinigan today announced a partnership to raise the profile of La Cité, a major tourism and cultural institution in the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec regions. As part of the five-year agreement, La Cité’s outdoor amphitheatre was renamed the Amphithéâtre Québecor today.
Michel Angers, mayor of Shawinigan, Pierre Giguère, MNA for Saint-Maurice, Roland Désaulniers, chairman of the board of La Cité de l’Énergie, Robert Trudel, general manager of La Cité de l’Énergie, Katia Villeneuve, regional sales director for the Mauricie, Estrie, Centre-du-Québec and Montréal regions for Quebecor, Jean-Philippe La Couture, producer and event manager at Cirque Éloize, and many distinguished guests were on hand for the announcement.
Said Ms. Villeneuve:
Quebecor is proud to be partnering with La Cité de l’Énergie, an organization that, like our own, is deeply committed to the cultural and economic development of the beautiful Mauricie region. Under this partnership, we will marshal the strengths of all our brands to raise La Cité de l’Énergie’s profile even further in all parts of Québec.
Mr. Trudel added,
Over the years, La Cité de l’Énergie has become a tourism and cultural attraction of international stature. Our partnership with Quebecor will greatly enhance the visibility of all of La Cité’s activities, which will in turn benefit the many other attractions in our region.
The heated and canopied outdoor Amphithéâtre Québecor offers audiences a unique immersive experience. Spectators are seated on an immense, 30-metre-diameter platform that can accommodate almost 900 people and revolves during the show to provide changing views of the enchanting natural setting. This summer, the amphitheatre will host the Cirque Éloize production of Nehza every evening at sunset from July 3 to August 18.