Since then, he has been tirelessly developing a crew of talent to take on the task. This weekend, his vision will finally come to life. Kanata 1534 is the story of five founding nations that shaped Canada into the country we know today.
“The First Nations, the French, the English and the Métis are the roots of this sumptuous country,” Bertheaume stated. “They participated conjointly in the Confederation of Canada. A series of alliances were created despite divergences and conflicts.”
Kanata 1534 is an “innovative and modern multimedia production” which showcases these stories. The show is just one of many events taking place from Aug. 17 to 19 at Whitewater Park in Azilda. The Café-Heritage Festival includes many other family-friendly events, like a classic car show, historic displays, a barn dance, community meals, music and more. Events begin at 4 p.m. on Friday, and wrap up at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Francine MacDonald, president of the Café-Musique board of directors, said she is looking forward to the main event.
“This area is rich with talent,” she said.
Over the last two years, she has watched many artists grow in their ability and stage presence, thanks to Café programs and shows.
“The talent is unreal,” she said.
Along with watching performers shine, MacDonald said she is looking forward to being part of the community hype over the weekend.
“(Café-Heritage will) just bring everyone together,” she said.
A full schedule and more information is available at www.cafe-musique.ca.