Our virtual Party Hamper is back this year to allow friends of Québec outside London to celebrate la belle province! This new edition includes everything you need to organise your Québec National Day at home.
This year, the Québec Government Office in London celebrates its 60th anniversary in the UK.
EVENT IN PERSON: To celebrate the event as well as Québec's National Day, we are organising a party here in London on June 25th 2022 (Register here).
VIRTUAL PARTY HAMPER: For our friends outside of London, we decided to renew our virtual Party Hamper. It's back with some new additions!
In this hamper, you'll find everything you need to celebrate Québec’s National Day at home with friends and family, including:
1) Competition - Win a pair of tickets for Cirque du Soleil
3) Activities for children
5) Québec National Day's big show 2022
6) Movies and series from Québec
7) Food menus (including vegan options)
8) Beverage inspirations
9) Products from Québec
This Hamper is a nod to the Québec Government’s initiative, Le Panier Bleu (the Blue Basket), which promotes home-produced goods. Inside, you will find selected links to locate these Québec products in the UK. Our team also advises you on how you can use alternative local products for certain recipes.
To celebrate our 60th anniversary in the UK and Québec’s National Day, the Québec Government Office in London (QGOL) is organising an online competition. A pair of tickets for Cirque du Soleil's show Cortéo at the O2 Arena in London on July 13, 2022 is up for grabs!
To play*, simply post a photo or video of you celebrating Québec’s National Day or our 60th anniversary on Twitter or Instagram between June 24th and 26th and add "#FêteNationale @QuebecUK" to your message. **
To increase your chances of winning, you can post several times (with a different photo/video).
* This contest is only open to residents of the UK, Ireland, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
To adorn your house with the colours of Québec, we have designed bunting to put up at home; with a little something about our 60th anniversary. There are also flags and banners to colour in to avoid using an entire cartridge of blue ink! This is a great activity to do with children. You will need paper, a printer if possible, ribbons and colouring pencils. Click the link to download our bespoke bunting.
We have prepared some colouring for your little ones. This includes colouring of the magnificent facade of our office in London (special 60th anniversary); Children can include family, schoolmates, animals, or even landscapes in the windows. We encourage you to post your children's masterpieces on Twitter and Instagram between the 24th and 26th of June 2022 (with the hashtag #FêteNationale and the tag @QuebecUK) as part of our 2022 Québec National Day competition. Download our pack of six coloring pages.
For a successful party, there is nothing like a good musical selection.
Discover our playlist, a result of last year's Québec National Day competition: 35 songs.
On top of this, we’ve selected a few other playlists available on different platforms:
Back on the Plains of Abraham and with the theme “Our language with a thousand accents”, the 188th edition of Québec National Day celebrates the richness and dynamism of Québec culture.
The event will be broadcasted on June 24th at 10 pm (UK time) on TV5MONDE Live.
Don't forget that you can watch Québec series and movies (subtitles available), for free, anywhere, anytime thanks to the TV5MONDEplus app. You can download the app on your 'smart TV' and thus enjoy the rich selection of TV5 Monde with family and friends. Download the TV5MONDEplus app now.
For this National Day we present you three menu options, including a vegan one.
Menu 1 (Poutine, beer)
Menu 2 (BBQ / campfire)
Other Québec products on the territory:
Finally, here are some ideas for cocktails with Québec Gin or without alcohol, highlighting Québec products.
For sunny days :
For rainy days :
Wrebbit 3D Puzzles:
Others we bet you didn't know about: