For the four staff members and interns at the Government of Québec's Office in the heart of Washington, D.C., last year was bustling to say the least. But 2018 was also an opportunity to celebrate 40 years of Québec diplomacy in the American capital. A look back on an action-filled year!
The Québec Government Office in Washington is excited that the film “Hochelaga, terre des âmes (Hochelaga, Land of Souls)” will again be screened in the American capital, during AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center's Canada Now Film Series. This epic narrative offers a kaleidoscopic take on history that prompts timely reflection on the role of origin, identity, and place in shaping the soul of a nation.
Once again this year, the American Film Institute’s Silver Theatre will be showing several feature films from la Belle Province at the Canada Now film series. From July 16 to September 3, discover the six Québécois films among this year’s thirteen Canadian selections. There’s more: you can win free tickets with our #TwittoTriviaBQW contest!
Not even the summer heat could slow down the Québec Government Office in Washington this June! A look back on an action-filled month, including the Premier’s Mission, our Fête nationale Reception and a special video to celebrate our 40th anniversary.
The Québec Government Office in Washington is proud to present “Hochelaga, Terre des âmes (Hochelaga, Land of Souls)” at the 32nd annual Washington, DC International Film Festival. This epic narrative offers a kaleidoscopic take on history that prompts timely reflection on the role of origin, identity, and place in shaping the soul of a nation.
The Québec Government Office in Washington is proud to once again join the Alliance française and the Smithsonian Associates for the DC Francophonie Festival. As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations #QuébecDC40, we are excited to promote Québec’s culture and la langue de Molière at seven events throughout Greater Washington.
The Québec Government Office in Washington is proud to support The Washington Revels as they welcome musicians and dancers from Québec for their holiday spectacular. The 35th annual production of the Christmas Revels takes the audience on an enchanting journey to a charming Québec village to revel in the winter holidays – le temps des Fêtes! This energetic winter celebration features joyous carols, wild dancing, and foot-stomping instrumentals, blending old French traditions with New World ingenuity.
The Québec Government Office is proud to join the American Film Institute in welcoming the co-directors of Éléphant: The Memory of Québec Cinema, Marie-José Raymond and Claude Fournier to Washington, to present their restorations of the films ‘Good Riddance’ [Les bons débarras] and ‘August 32nd on Earth’ [Un 32 août sur terre].
Starting July 7 through September 13, the American Film Institute’s Silver Theatre in Silver Spring will present a series of Canadian films in honor of Canada’s 150th birthday. Twelve Québécois movies will be featured, including several that have earned Oscar (U.S.), Genie (Canada), César (France) and Cannes Film Festival (France) awards.
On September 21, 2016, the Québec Government Office in Washington will welcome Lion Bus to Washington, D.C. for three events, showcasing its 100% electric school bus at the Embassy of Canada, Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, and at Pepco’s WaterShed Sustainability Center in Rockville, Maryland.
Former Vice-President Al Gore praised Premier Philippe Couillard for Québec’s $25 million contribution to francophone developing nations, to support them as they join the fight against global climate change.
On October 5, 2015, American University's School of International Service in Washington, D.C. will host the conference, Climate Change Governance on the Road to Paris, in partnership with the Québec Government Office in Washington.
Québec City, July 13, 2015 – “We are taking yet another significant step today in the Nation-to-Nation relations between Québec and the Cree.” It is in these terms that Québec Premier Philippe Couillard welcomed Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Matthew Coon Come at the ceremony at which a new partnership and collaboration agreement was signed.
Last Saturday, Michel Robichaud won the 46th edition of the International Song Festival of Granby. The artist from St-Adèle and his band left with $ 60,000 in grant that will allow him to reveal his body of work, in addition to a 25 show European tour in 2016.