Hommage 2023: “Guy!”

Translated from the original French via Google Translate

Trois-Rivières, November 16, 2022 – The Corporation des Évènements de Trois-Rivières and Cirque du Soleil are delighted and excited to unveil today the theme of the seventh show in the Cirque du Soleil Tribute Series which will be presented during the next summer season. The new Cirque du Soleil production will celebrate the ice cream prodigy, exceptional player and mythical number 10, the legendary Guy Lafleur .

“We are very proud to be associated again with the Cogeco Amphitheater for a seventh year. Over the years, the Trois-Rivières public and its visitors have become loyal to our proposal to combine circus arts and Quebec’s cultural heritage. Once again, we will have the chance to deepen and explore the creative platform of the Tribute Series, but from a new angle. Gathering, inspiring and persevering, Guy Lafleur, who has become the idol of a people, is part of our history, and we are honored to be able to pay tribute to him through this new creation,” says Stéphane Lefebvre, President and Chief Executive Officer. from the Cirque du Soleil Group.

“For six years now, the Cirque du Soleil Tribute Series shows have been the foundation of the Cogeco Amphitheater’s summer programming. It’s a get-together, a tradition deeply rooted in the hearts of Quebecers. We are delighted to be able to breathe new life into the Tribute Series this year with a theme that goes beyond our usual slots,” says Roger Picard, president of the Corporation des Évènements de Trois-Rivières.

In fact, after six great editions that have hailed the big names in Quebec music and nearly 334,000 spectators, the creative platform of the Tribute Series is enriched with the choice of Guy Lafleur. “It’s a natural evolution,” adds Marie-Josée Adam, vice-president and general manager of Cirque du Soleil’s Events & Experiences division. “Above all, we celebrate Quebec figures, who through their musical work, their sporting genius or their larger-than-life personality have marked and still mark the hearts of Quebecers. A source of inspiration for many, it is therefore the man, his immense talent and his legacy that we will celebrate within the walls of the Cogeco Amphitheater next summer. »

Nicknamed the Blond Demon or Flower by his teammates and many fans during his career, Guy Lafleur thrilled several generations in Quebec with his flashes of play, his great generosity and his innate sense of sports spectacle. He made the Colisée de Québec and then the Forum de Montréal resonate with scenes of collective jubilation, where the crowd chanted “Guy, Guy, Guy” in the same glorious momentum. With more than 1,125 games played and no less than 560 career goals, Guy Lafleur rose to the top with determination, perseverance and humility.

“My father was an ice artist. He knew how to show great imagination to be the best in his discipline. He also used to say that hockey is not a one-man show, but rather teamwork,” adds Martin Lafleur, son of Guy Lafleur. “This creativity and this sense of community are very strong and very present in Cirque du Soleil shows. I am proud to know that my father will be honored in Trois-Rivières next summer. »


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The seventh edition of the Cirque du Soleil Tribute Series will be presented at the Cogeco Amphitheater from July 19, 2023 until August 19, 2023. Starting at $55.83 (plus tax), tickets will be on sale Wednesday, November 16 starting at 10:30 a.m. on amphitheatrecogeco.com, at the J.-Antonio Thompson box office and at 819 380-9797 or 1 866 416-9797 Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cogeco Amphitheater
Located at the confluence of the Saint-Maurice River and the Saint-Lawrence River, the Cogeco Amphitheater is an exceptional cultural venue for the presentation of shows distinguished by its remarkable acoustics and enchanting decor. With a capacity of accommodating up to 3,500 people in its bleachers and an additional 5,500 people on its grassy esplanade, it includes top-notch outdoor stage equipment that can host the biggest local, national and international productions from May to September, including an exclusive show by Cirque du Soleil. The rest of the year, the stage of the amphitheater is converted into a cabaret, an interior room accommodating up to 600 people. Programming details on amphitheatrecogeco.com

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