“People are going to talk about it,” the president of the Café-Musique board of directors, said. On Aug. 18, the historic show highlighted the Café-Heritage Festival, held at Whitewater Park in Azilda.
The story of five founding nations was brought to life during the “innovative and modern multimedia production.”
MacDonald said the show was everything organizers had hoped for. “It went off without a hitch Saturday night,” she said.
Kanata 1534 was the vision of Maurice Bertheaume. The Rayside Balfour community member wanted to bring history to life with the show. For two years, he had been accumulating talent for the production through other Café-Musique events.
Not only was the mainstage show a success, the rest of the weekend went quite smoothly, too, according to MacDonald.
"The greatest audience” braved the wind and rain to take in the festivities. She said the Café Superstar Youth Talent competition was another highlight of the weekend. Tia Kostenieni won the 12-and-under division, and Savannah St-Denis won the competitive 13 to 19-year-old category.
“The race was very tight,” MacDonald said.
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