An exceptional end of a pilot project tour promoting quality of life

About 800 people gathered, including 150 elders in organized groups, over 100 natural and professional caregivers and others from the social/medical milieu as well as the cultural milieu, to participate in a variety of activities: an annual meeting of APPUI Montreal, Informational kiosks, a round table and post-performance discussions about the play, Victoria, at the heart of the event.

Truly a moment of pride, solidarity, listening, learning and engagement – opening the doors to a brighter future – inspired by the positive vision offered in this consciousness raising and moral boosting play. This was an opportunity for validation and reflection.

Find the beautiful pictures of this important day here: 

THANK YOU to all who organised and participated in making this such a successful event:

Louise Matte (cultural agent at the Maison de la culture Frontenac), Nathalie Petrowski (round table moderator), Claire-Acélie Sénat (cultural mediator), Lucie Gagnon (director, APPUI Montréal), Marie-Christine Le Bourdais and Jacinthe Duval (Alzheimer’s Society), Dr David Lussier (director Centre AvantÂges, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de MTL), Olivier Ducray (director of the film, La Vie des Gens), Jean-Luc Murray (Director of Education and Community Programmes at the Mtl Museum of Fine Art), Nathalie Maillé (director of the Conseil des Arts de Montréal), Sophie Jardon (instructor at the school of Personality and Human Relationships), Maude Thirian, Lupuna, Benjamin Broche, Amélie Sauquet, Maxime Angibeault, Les Folies de Sophie, La Face Cachée de la Pomme and Café Rico.

The end of the pilot project marks the birth of The Victoria Project!

Financed by the Conseil des Arts de Montréal, this CAM en tournée 2016 allowed us to partner with APPUI for natural caregivers for elders, The Alzheimer’s Society, the City of Montreal and Culture For All to create an innovative project we call, The Victoria Project.

Born out of a desire to make the play, Victoria, more accessible to those who can most benefit from it, the aim of this project is to honour our elders and those who care for them, be they family members or professionals. Building bridges between the cultural milieu and the socio-medical domain, The Victoria Project seeks to spearhead a movement to promote a better quality of life for all. 

Thanks to our partners in the 2015-16 tour! 


Salle Désilets, Cégep Marie-Victorin, Maison de la Culture Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Maison de la Culture de Mercier, Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal Nord, Salle Emile-Legault du Cégep St Laurent, Théâtre Mirella et Lino Saputo du Centre Leonardo Da Vinci, Maison de la Culture Frontenac.

Community Organisations:

Les Cafés Alzheimer, L’École PRH (Personnalités Relations Humaines), Centre de recherche de l’IUGM, L’Association des aphasiques, Centre du jour Berthiaume-du-Tremblay, Le Temps d’une pause, Le Projet RAAJ, SPVM de Rivière des Prairies, AQDR Rivière des Prairies, Table Concertation des Aînés de Bordeaux-Cartierville, Les petits Frères, Hay Doun, CACI, Le Chez Nous de Mercier,  Centre des Aînés de Villeray,  Les aînés de Mercier Ouest, Le Carrefour automnal du Patro Le Prévost, CLSC Bordeaux-Cartierville, AQDR Montréal-Nord, Bibliothèque Langelier, Bibliothèque Rivière-des-Prairies, Bibliothèque Henri-Bourassa, HLM Honoré Beaugrand, Bibliothèque Beaconsfield, Bibliothèque Atwater, Gestion Les Trois Pignons, Le Carrefour Mont-Rose, CCRV 50+; Projet Changement.

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