Top 10 activities to do in Kingsey Falls in 2014

Come and discover Kingsey Falls on the occasion of Cascades’ 50th anniversary.

A little detour to Kingsey Falls is a must this summer! Come and celebrate Cascades’ 50th anniversary with us by enjoying a multitude of attractions for the whole family! Gardens, art and historical exhibitions, theatre, antiques and musical entertainment are all on the agenda, just waiting for you in our beautiful Centre-du-Québec region!

1. Generations exhibition

This summer, the Boréalis museum (interpretation centre on the history of the paper industry) in Trois-Rivières will bring the Generations exhibition to us. It will be on display in the community hall in Kingsey Falls, and tells the story of several families, including the Lemaires, the Perrons and the Prices, who have marked history with their contribution to the growth of Québec’s paper industry. Come and visit the free exhibition, on display all summer!

From June 21 to September 7

Monday to Wednesday: from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Address:
Salle municipale
9 Tardif Street
Kingsey Falls (Quebec)

2. The Escalier jaune exhibition

Isabelle Bonneau, Emily Knight and Monique Verville, artists from the Escalier jaune art studio in Warwick, will present an original art exhibition created from materials collected during the production process in Cascades plants. The exhibition L’escalier jaune dans l’univers de Cascades will be on display inside what was once a Cascades trailer, now repurposed and redesigned.

From July 8 to September 1st

Monday to Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thurs, Fri. and Sat.: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Address:
Parking of the Caisse Desjardins
401 Marie-Victorin Blvd
Kingsey Falls (Québec)

3. Collection Loto-Québec: Support papier

The Collection Loto-Québec will make a stop at the Ateliers Marie-Victor in Kingsey Falls, where it will present an exclusive exhibit highlighting paper through the work of art entitled Support papier.  Admire the artistic creations carefully chosen from among the most important Canadian collections of contemporary visual art.

From July 8 to September 1st

Monday to Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thurs, Fri. and Sat.: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Address:
Ateliers Marie-Victor
364 Marie-Victorin Blvd
Kingsey Falls (Quebec)

4. Théâtre des Grands Chênes

The Théâtre des Grands Chênes in Kingsey Falls is presenting the play “À vos souhaits,” a comedy by Pierre Chesnot, adapted and directed by Jean-Bernard Hébert. Don’t miss it!

From July 11 to August 30

Address:
Théâtre des Grans Chênes
356 Marie-Victorin Blvd
Kingsey Falls (Quebec)

5. Parc Marie-Victorin

The magnificent Parc Marie-Victorin, a must-see in the region. Come and discover the stunning, gigantic 3D mosaicultures and enormous insects made from recycled metals, or stroll through a tropical greenhouse teeming with exotic birds!

Every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Address:
Parc Marie-Victorin
385 Marie-Victorin Blvd
Kingsey Falls (Quebec)

6. Sunday afternoon – Performances at Parc Bernard-Lemaire 

Come and listen to free performances and enjoy the entertainment at Parc Bernard-Lemaire in Kingsey Falls. It’s the perfect way to spend time with the family in a festive atmosphere!

Every Sunday in July and August, starting at 2:00 p.m.

Address:
Marie-Victorin Blvd
Kingsey Falls (Quebec)

7. Open house at the Kingsey Falls units

Are you curious about how Cascades manufactures its products? Why not visit our units to learn more about the basics of recycling, the production of paper and plastic, and more! Come feel the rhythm of the machines in an experience designed especially for the Company’s 50th anniversary!

August 23 and 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

8. The Builders’ footbridge

The footbridge, which spans the Nicolet River, was built by Cascades and offered to the community as a sign of appreciation for the people of the region and their contribution to the Company’s success. Designed by artist Florent Cousineau, the bridge consists of 75% recycled materials. The structure is made of old paper machine parts, including girders from overhead cranes, de-inking cells, a paper dryer and pulper plates

Access by the municipal park (Pinard St.) and Parc Marie-Victorin.

9. Lemaire & Brothers General Store

The Lemaire & Brothers general store will open its doors in the recreational pavilion of Kingsey Falls’ municipal park. A visit to the boutique will bring customers on a trip back in time where they will be able to purchase local products and candy while admiring a collection of antiques.

From July 7 to August 1st

Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Address:
Pavillon des Loisirs et jeux d’eau
Pinard Street
Kingsey Falls (Quebec)

10. Water games in the municipal park

Do you and the kids need a refreshing break? Make a quick stop at the municipal park. You’ll find water games, a pool, and more!

Address:
Pavillon des Loisirs et jeux d’eau
Pinard Street
Kingsey Falls (Quebec)

For detailed information about the 50th anniversary programming, visit www.cascades.com/50.

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About the Author
Anne-Marie Gingras

A Communications Advisor with Cascades since 2011, Anne-Marie now also fulfills the position of Community Manager. She holds a BA in Public Communication from the Université Laval and a Certificate in Marketing from the Université de Trois-Rivières. As Community Manager, she is in constant contact with the public, sharing the company's newest innovations and reporting on its involvement within the communities it calls home. "I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work for a company that is responsible, respectful and transparent. It gives me a great sense of pride! Through social media, we are now able to interact with the population and we value this close contact. Cascades is an organization that encourages creativity and initiative, which allows us to develop in a very stimulating work environment."

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