Foam Party at Parc Jean-Drapeau’s Jean-Doré Beach: Sunday, June 25, starting at 10 a.m.

Foam Party at Parc Jean-Drapeau’s Jean-Doré Beach: Sunday, June 25, starting at 10 a.m.

Canada NewsWire

MONTRÉAL, June 24, 2017/CNW Telbec/ – Parc Jean-Drapeau’s Jean-Doré Beach will be a lively place this Sunday, June 25, starting at 10 a.m., with the staging of the Foam Party, where swimming, sun and fun, loads of entertainment and lots of bubbles await families who come to this exciting event! On this festive occasion, people of all ages will be able to enjoy a wide array of activities such as introductory workshops on the magical world of bubbles, dunk-tank game, music, contests, an initiation into boating, sand-castle building and bubble soccer.

Admission is free for children who are at the Beach on this special day, with the purchase of one adult admission.  

Activities to suit every taste

Along with swimming, visitors to the Beach can also rent pedal boats, canoes or kayaks, or have a lesson in Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga.  Aquazilla, the huge inflatable structure set up on the water, offers a fun-filled experience with its trampoline, climbing wall, jumps and ramps, and a host of other challenges. Bigger than ever, Aquazilla has a capacity of 80 people with its four modules, including a sway bridge and a new platform.

Prices and specials

Families have a place of honour this summer and they will be able to enjoy the many theme days at the Beach, along with taking advantage of the numerous specials throughout the summer season. Like last year, children aged 13 and under will have free admission to the Beach on Wednesdays, with the purchase of one adult ticket (3 children/adult). Daily admission to the Beach is $9 for adults, $4.50 for children aged 3 to 13 inclusively, free for children aged two and under, and $22 for a family of two adults and two children. A reduced price of $5 (adults) and $3 (children) applies after 4 p.m.

For a bite to eat

There are many places at the Beach where you can appease your hunger. These include the Casse-croûte santé, Bar-terrasse, Roulotte Lafleur and Breyers kiosks. You can also bring your own lunch. You are not allowed to bring alcoholic drinks, but you can buy them on site at the Bar-terrasse.

About Parc Jean-Drapeau

Parc Jean-Drapeau, which is close to home, stages a wide range of recreation-tourism attractions that make it a one-of-a-kind place in Canada. For full details on Parc Jean Drapeau’s activities, please go to

. This summer, the best way to get to Parc Jean-Drapeau is by using public transportation!



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Statement by Minister Joly on Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day

Statement by Minister Joly on Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day

Canada NewsWire

June 24 is La Saint-Jean-Baptiste: Fête nationale du Québec et de la Francophonie canadienne

OTTAWA, June 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, I am pleased to highlight La Saint-Jean-Baptiste: Fête nationale du Québec et de la Francophonie canadienne. This is an opportunity to celebrate our linguistic heritage and the important contributions of Quebecers, Acadians and all Francophone communities across the country.

This year, the celebrations are very unique, as they form part of the 12 days of Canada 150 festivities from June 21 to July 2. They include major performances in several cities across the country and numerous regional activities. Outstanding Francophone and Francophile artists are taking to the stage to sing in French. St‑Jean‑Baptiste Day promotes our culture and proves that our Francophonie is more dynamic than ever.

On this important day, I invite Canadians to let the French language shine all across the country, and to celebrate the bright future of the Francophonie in Canada. This exceptional year gives us a fantastic opportunity to open doors and build bridges between the various Francophone communities that are at the heart of our history and our future.


SOURCE Canadian Heritage

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The Whissel Realty Team Named #1 Real Estate Team in San Diego County for Third Consecutive Year by Real Trends, as Advertised in The Wall Street Journal

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2017

The Whissel Realty Team has been named one of America’s top real estate teams by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. They’re now a member of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by REAL Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal. The Whissel Realty Team is now ranked in the top one-half of 1 percent of the more than 1.25 million Realtors® nationwide.

The Thousand real estate professionals was announced on June 23, 2017, with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:

  • Individual Sales Professionals–Sales volume
  • Individual Sales Professionals–Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: a buyer’s and a seller’s.)
  • Team Professionals–Sales volume
  • Team Professionals–Transaction sides

According to The Thousand, The Whissel Realty Team had 386 transactions totaling $192,568,318, ranking them first in San Diego County for transaction sides and sales volume, and fifth in the State of California for transaction sides.

“The best individual agents and teams–including The Whissel Realty Team’s award-winning efforts–were nothing short of phenomenal considering the challenges in today’s complex housing market,” said Steve Murray, founder of REAL Trends, a Denver-based consulting, publishing and communications company and The Trusted Source that complies the yearly, third-party verified list. "Being a member of The Thousand is an incredible achievement in today's increasingly competitive environment. This elite group of sales associates are proven professionals who bring together innovative marketing solutions that combine cutting-edge technology with best-in-class customer service to consistently exceed their clients expectations. Their success put them in the top 1 percent of more than 1.25 million REALTORS® nationwide," said Luke Bahrenburg, vice president of real estate advertising at Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to receive this honor for the third consecutive year from Real Trends and The Wall Street Journal” said Kyle Whissel, who serves clients across San Diego County and into Southern Orange and Riverside County. “It’s incredibly gratifying to help customers find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible.”

The ranking of The Thousand can be found at:

About Whissel Realty – Whissel Realty is a family-owned and operated real estate company based out of San Diego, CA. The company was formed in the 1970’s by Robert Whissel and is now owned and operated by his son, Kyle Whissel. They have three offices across San Diego County including Santee, North Park and Carlsbad. For more info on Whissel Realty, visit

About The Thousand – This awards program was developed jointly by WSJ. Custom Studios (and is not affiliated with the Editorial Department) and REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry. REAL Trends The Thousand honors America’s elite real estate professionals and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends with a special ad section included in The Wall Street Journal.

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