While having soup Rawdon
Thank you to our great team While having soup for this first release of 2019 and Rawdon's Festival Le Grand Frisson for this Saturday! Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Laura, Vincent, Elliott and Florence, as well as our mediators Koby Rogers Hall, Hubert Lafore and our photographer Jean-François Lamoureux.
This first date of 2019 of While having soup was a moment of pride with Pierre in our hearts and we can’t wait to meet you all year long for the rest of our tour.
You can find all the poetic portraits of Rawdon here.
Thanks to all of our Le Temps d’une Soupe sponsors for continuing the adventure with us, resilient and motivated team that we are.
Thanks also to all of you for your support, your words of encouragement, your donations. We continue with all of our energy. We look forward to meeting you all year long through our projects: Cuisine ta Ville’s second edition and Le Temps d’une Soupe Tour, where the meeting is at the heart of the artistic approach.
A tremendous shock...
...which we must TRANSFORM INTO persistencY
I have some terrible news to share with you.
This past Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 3:40 a.m., Pierre Allard passed away. My longtime companion in life and in art, an important artist beloved and appreciated by all, my gentle pirate, fighting for peace with art and love as your sole weapons, you have left us too quickly.
Unbeknownst to us, an aggressive lung cancer was wreaking its damage, and what we thought was a backache accompanied by pneumonia proved to be the metastases of a generalized cancer in its terminal phase. We received the diagnosis Wednesday, November 21 and his health rapidly deteriorated until Saturday the 24th, when, now in the intenstive care unit, he went into respiratory arrest and succumbed.
Since the announcement of Pierre's death was first made, a wave of solidarity and love has enveloped the team, the children and me, bringing us much solace. We are latching onto this wave to soldier on, for this is what Pierre asked me to do.
With your encouragement, I will do my utmost to keep that promise—our promise—by seeing through to completion the very concrete projects already in progress and that must not vanish as he has, in Montreal and elsewhere in the world. We will carry on one step at a time, with your ever more invaluable support.
A commemorative ceremony to celebrate Pierre's life will be held this December 9 at the Alfred Dallaire MEMORIA funeral home at 4231 Saint-Laurent Blvd., beginning at 3 p.m. Anyone who loved and appreciated Pierre is welcome.
Should you wish to support us in carrying on, we would appreciate your making a donation to ATSA in his memory.
The donation will go directly toward funding the second edition of Cuisine ta Ville and the continued development of Le Temps d’une Soupe, two events whose core aim is to foster encounters and exchanges.
Together, we will be strong as we try to make sense of this senselessness; together, we shall continue the creative mission that so inspired Pierre and the entire team.
Thank you for encouraging your friends and family to support us and to be a part of ATSA's continued thrust. What a wonderful holiday gift it would be to offer a donation in someone's memory.
Let's continue to work together to create, using Pierre's energy and drive as inspiration.
CUISINE TA VILLE IS COMING BACK IN 2019!
WHILE HAVING SOUP
TAKE A LOOK AT THE LATEST 2018 POETIC PORTRAITS :
- CLERMONT-FERRAND in collaboration with Effervescences Clermont Métropole (France)
- GREAT MONTREAL : POINTE-DU-MOULIN, VAUDREUIL-SOULANGES Festival de la S.O.U.PE. and BELOEIL Maison de la culture Villebon
- GLASGOW for the 2018 European Championship
- YELLOWKNIFE in collaboration with the AFCY in Yellowknife
- WHITEHORSE in collaboration with the Gwaandak
- MONCTON in collaboration with Inspire festival
- VAL-D'OR in collaboration with the service culturel de la ville de Val-d'Or
- MARRAKECH in collaboration with Awaln'Art
- BEYROUTH in collaboration with Achrafieh 2020 and Zico House
- La Maison du développement durable
- BURKINA FASO in collaboration with Rendez-vous chez nous
Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts' New Chapter program, ATSA has the privilege of offering Le Temps d'une Soupe in the Francophonie and in northern Canada! The aim of this relational work is to generate conversations between perfect strangers in a public space. In several festivals and arts venues outside the usual tour circuits, we have found exceptional partners for increasing such encounters, far from the algorithms used by social media.
This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.