In the Media
"The MONTREAL HIGH LIGHTS Festival has been brightening the dark days of February
with an eclectic program of dance, music and gastronomy. Think of it all as a sure
way of getting rid of the winter blues."
– Deirdre Kelly, The Globe and Mail, February 17, 2001
"Despite the chilly temperatures outside, Montreal has just become the hottest
city in Canada. […] All the excitement is the result of the annual HIGH LIGHTS
– Sandra Phillips, National Post, February 17, 2001
"Bonhomme Carnaval now has a flesh-and-blood couterpart in Montreal called
Alain Simard, the chap behind the city's popular jazz festival. A couple of
years ago, he decided that winter in Quebec's metropolis also needed jazzing-up.
The result: two and a half weeks of cultural defiance, hurled like a giant snowball
in the face of Jack Frost. […] Trust Montreal to play host to such a festival.
Isn't it about time Toronto made as much, culturally, of its comparably world-class
– William Littler, The Toronto Star, February 17, 2001
"A bright spot in the dark winter. […] The aim of the MONTREAL HIGH LIGHTS
Festival is to infuse this capital of cold with a midwinter glow and revive friendly
– Colin Nickerson, The Boston Globe, February 14, 2001