Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada. Called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary", it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city; the city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which took its name from the same source as the city, a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of, Île Bizard. It has a distinct four-season continental climate with cold, snowy winters. In 2016, the city had a population of 1,704,694, with a population of 1,942,044 in the urban agglomeration, including all of the other municipalities on the Island of Montreal; the broader metropolitan area had a population of 4,098,927. French is the city's official language and is the language spoken at home by 49.8% of the population of the city, followed by English at 22.8% and 18.3% other languages. In the larger Montreal Census Metropolitan Area, 65.8% of the population speaks French at home, compared to 15.3% who speak English.
The agglomeration Montreal is one of the most bilingual cities in Quebec and Canada, with over 59% of the population able to speak both English and French. Montreal is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris, it is situated 258 kilometres south-west of Quebec City. The commercial capital of Canada, Montreal was surpassed in population and in economic strength by Toronto in the 1970s, it remains an important centre of commerce, transport, pharmaceuticals, design, art, tourism, fashion, gaming and world affairs. Montreal has the second-highest number of consulates in North America, serves as the location of the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization, was named a UNESCO City of Design in 2006. In 2017, Montreal was ranked the 12th most liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit in its annual Global Liveability Ranking, the best city in the world to be a university student in the QS World University Rankings. Montreal has hosted multiple international conferences and events, including the 1967 International and Universal Exposition and the 1976 Summer Olympics.
It is the only Canadian city to have held the Summer Olympics. In 2018, Montreal was ranked as an Alpha− world city; as of 2016 the city hosts the Canadian Grand Prix of Formula One, the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the Just for Laughs festival. In the Mohawk language, the island is called Tiohtià:ke Tsi, it is a name referring to the Lachine Rapids to the island's Ka-wé-no-te. It means "a place where nations and rivers unite and divide". In the Ojibwe language, the land is called Mooniyaang which means "the first stopping place" and is part of the seven fires prophecy; the city was first named Ville Marie by European settlers from La Flèche, or "City of Mary", named for the Virgin Mary. Its current name comes from the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. According to one theory, the name derives from mont Réal,. A possibility by the Government of Canada on its web site concerning Canadian place names, is that the name was adopted as it is written nowadays because an early map of 1556 used the Italian name of the mountain, Monte Real.
Archaeological evidence demonstrates that First Nations native people occupied the island of Montreal as early as 4,000 years ago. By the year AD 1000, they had started to cultivate maize. Within a few hundred years, they had built fortified villages; the Saint Lawrence Iroquoians, an ethnically and culturally distinct group from the Iroquois nations of the Haudenosaunee based in present-day New York, established the village of Hochelaga at the foot of Mount Royal two centuries before the French arrived. Archeologists have found evidence of their habitation there and at other locations in the valley since at least the 14th century; the French explorer Jacques Cartier visited Hochelaga on October 2, 1535, estimated the population of the native people at Hochelaga to be "over a thousand people". Evidence of earlier occupation of the island, such as those uncovered in 1642 during the construction of Fort Ville-Marie, have been removed. Seventy years the French explorer Samuel de Champlain reported that the St Lawrence Iroquoians and their settlements had disappeared altogether from the St Lawrence valley.
This is believed to be due to epidemics of European diseases, or intertribal wars. In 1611 Champlain established a fur trading post on the Island of Montreal, on a site named La Place Royale. At the confluence of Petite Riviere and St. Lawrence River, it is where present-day Pointe-à-Callière stands. On his 1616 map, Samuel de Champlain named the island Lille de Villemenon, in honour of the sieur de Villemenon, a French dignitary, seeking the viceroyship of New France. In 1639 Jérôme Le Royer de La Dauversière obtained the Seigneurial title to the Island of Montreal in the name of the Notre Dame Society of Montreal to establish a Roman Catholic mission to evangelize natives. Dauversiere hired Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve 30, to lead a group of colonists to build a mission on his new seigneury; the colonists left France in 1641 for Quebec, arrived on the island the following year. On May 17, 1642, Ville-Marie was founded on the southern shore of Montreal is
Kevin Tighe is an American actor who has worked in television and theatre since the late 1960s. He is best known for his character, firefighter-paramedic Roy DeSoto, on the 1972-77 NBC series Emergency! Tighe was cast in his first major film. After being under contract with Paramount and Universal, Tighe's career took a turn from bit parts and extra work when he was cast as Roy DeSoto on Emergency!. Following Emergency!, Tighe went on to make numerous guest television appearances in shows such as Ellery Queen, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, The Six Million Dollar Man. Aside from The Graduate, some of Tighe's film credits include Road House, City of Hope, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Jade. Tighe won a 1994 Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor in I Love a Man in Uniform. In the 2000s he played Anthony Cooper on the ABC television series Lost, as well as Giles Corey in the premiere episode of the original WGN America series Salem. Tighe has been seen in a number of stage productions including A Reckoning, Mourning Becomes Electra, Anna Christie, Other Desert Cities, Curse of the Starving Class.
Tighe was born Jon Kevin Fishburn in Los Angeles, California, of Czech-Bohemian and Irish descent, the son of an actor. When he was five, Tighe moved with his family from Los Angeles to nearby Pasadena, where he began acting at an early age, auditioning for juvenile leads at the Pasadena Playhouse, he graduated from Pasadena High School in 1962, went on to attend Pasadena City College before receiving an undergraduate degree from USC and an MFA for acting in 1967. After USC, Tighe was drafted into the United States Army. Due to an injury to his finger, he was stationed for two years at Fort Knox rather than being sent to Vietnam. Since 1985, Tighe has resided in Skagit County, Washington with his wife, the artist Rebecca Fletcher. From Skagit County, he travels to Los Angeles for work. Tighe has a daughter from his first marriage, Jennifer Tighe, an actress with whom he appeared in the stage production of A Reckoning. Tighe's first film appearance was in 1967 as fraternity brother in The Graduate, after which he appeared in two other films: Narcotics: Pit of Despair and Yours and Ours.
After being discharged from the Army, Tighe appeared at the Taper Theater in Los Angeles in "The Trial of the Catonsville Nine" and in Noël Coward's "Design for Living" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. After this, he went on to perform in "Design for Living" with the National Theatre of Great Britain. During this period Tighe worked with a number of well-known actors including Lorne Greene, Maggie Smith, Michael Landon before signing a contract with Universal Studios. During Tighe's tenure at Paramount, he appeared on NBC's Bonanza in the episode, "The Weary Willies". Tighe auditioned for a new Jack Webb television series, Emergency! in 1972 and landed the role of firefighter-paramedic Roy DeSoto, alongside Randolph Mantooth as his partner, John Gage. DeSoto and his team would respond to vehicle crashes, medical emergencies, other rescues in a fire department rescue squad. After receiving advice and treatment orders from a local hospital via radiotelephone, the medics performed advanced life support techniques to stabilize patients needing aid before having them transported to a medical facility.
In order to better portray his character, along with other actors on the show, sat in on paramedic classes and participated in "ride-alongs" with the LA County Fire Department. When the show premiered, there were only 12 paramedic units in North America. In a 2006 Seattle radio interview, Tighe stated that Emergency! "...resonated with working people and I was always proud of that fact. It promoted the paramedic program."The show ran six seasons with seven two-hour television movie specials including a pilot film, The Wedsworth-Townsend Act. And averaged 30 million viewers each week. Tighe directed four episodes of Emergency!: "Gossip", "Inventions", "Fair Fight". and wrote one episode for the show, "Up all Night". Tighe and Mantooth did many of their own stunts in the early years of the show. Mantooth has been quoted as saying, "If you could see our faces, it was us doing the stunts, if you couldn't, it was our stunt double." While on Emergency!, Tighe appeared as Roy DeSoto in episodes of two other shows created by Robert A. Cinader, Sierra which had its backdoor pilot as an Emergency! episode, Adam-12.
Tighe voiced Roy DeSoto on the animated spin-off Emergency +4. and narrated an episode about the work of paramedics in LA County with Mantooth on NBC's Go! During the series' run and after it was cancelled, Tighe became and remained friends with Mantooth as well as London and Troup. Tighe served as a best man at Mantooth's second wedding in 2002. Through his friendship with Troup and London, who were married to each other as well as recording artists prior to being cast on the show, Tighe had the opportunity to meet well known jazz musicians and artists. Both Tighe and Mantooth appear in the video presentation The Pioneers of Paramedicine Story, a project done in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Fire Museum. Filmed in 2001 with additional scenes filmed in 2013, the video is a documentation of the history of pre-hospital medicine. Tighe was an honorary committee member on Project 51 and its efforts to honor Emergency!'s legacy. Tighe compiled a brief history of American EMS for the project.
Roy DeSoto's uniform, along with some of the medical equipment used on the show was ind
Order of Canada
The Order of Canada is a Canadian national order and the second highest honour for merit in the system of orders and medals of Canada. It comes second only to membership in the Order of Merit, the personal gift of Canada's monarch. To coincide with the centennial of Canadian Confederation, the three-tiered order was established in 1967 as a fellowship that recognizes the outstanding merit or distinguished service of Canadians who make a major difference to Canada through lifelong contributions in every field of endeavour, as well as the efforts by non-Canadians who have made the world better by their actions. Membership is accorded to those who exemplify the order's Latin motto, desiderantes meliorem patriam, meaning "they desire a better country", a phrase taken from Hebrews 11:16; the three tiers of the order are Companion and Member. The Canadian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, is Sovereign of the order and the serving governor general Julie Payette, is its Chancellor and Principal Companion and administers the order on behalf of the Sovereign.
Appointees to the order are recommended by an advisory board and formally inducted by the governor general or the sovereign. As of August 2017, 6,898 people have been appointed to the Order of Canada, including scientists, politicians, athletes, business people, film stars and others; some have resigned or have been removed from the order, while other appointments have been controversial. Appointees receive the right to armorial bearings; the process of founding the Order of Canada began in early 1966 and came to a conclusion on 17 April 1967, when the organization was instituted by Queen Elizabeth II, on the advice of the Canadian prime minister, Lester B. Pearson, assisted with the establishment of the order by John Matheson; the association was launched on 1 July 1967, the 100th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, with Governor General Roland Michener being the first inductee to the order, to the level of Companion, on 7 July of the same year, 90 more people were appointed, including Vincent Massey, Louis St. Laurent, Hugh MacLennan, David Bauer, Gabrielle Roy, Donald Creighton, Thérèse Casgrain, Wilder Penfield, Arthur Lismer, Brock Chisholm, M. J. Coldwell, Edwin Baker, Alex Colville, Maurice Richard.
During a visit to London, United Kingdom in 1970, Michener presented the Queen with her Sovereign's badge for the Order of Canada, which she first wore during a banquet in Yellowknife in July 1970. From the Order of Canada grew a Canadian honours system, thereby reducing the use of British honours. Among the civilian awards of the Canadian honours system, the Order of Canada comes third, after the Cross of Valour and membership in the Order of Merit, within the personal gift of Canada's monarch. By the 1980s, Canada's provinces decorations; the Canadian monarch, seen as the fount of honour, is at the apex of the Order of Canada as its Sovereign, followed by the governor general, who serves as the fellowship's Chancellor. Thereafter follow three grades, which are, in order of precedence: Companion and Member, each having accordant post-nominal letters that members are entitled to use; each incumbent governor general is installed as the Principal Companion for the duration of his or her time in the viceregal post and continues as an extraordinary Companion thereafter.
Additionally, any governor general, viceregal consort, former governor general, former viceregal consort, or member of the Canadian Royal Family may be appointed as an extraordinary Companion, Officer, or Member. Promotions in grade are possible, though this is ordinarily not done within five years of the initial appointment, a maximum of five honorary appointments into any of the three grades may be made by the governor general each year; as of March 2016, there have been 21 honorary appointments. There were in effect, only two ranks to the Order of Canada: Companion and the Medal of Service. There was, however a third award, the Medal of Courage, meant to recognize acts of gallantry; this latter decoration fell in rank between the other two levels, but was anomalous within the Order of Canada, being a separate award of a different nature rather than a middle grade of the order. Without having been awarded, the Medal of Courage was on 1 July 1972 replaced by the autonomous Cross of Valour and, at the same time, the levels of Officer and Member were introduced, with all existing holders of the Medal of Service created as Officers.
Lester Pearson's vision of a three-tiered structure to the order was thus fulfilled. Companions of the Order of Canada have demonstrated the highest degree of merit to Canada and humanity, on either the national or international scene. Up to 15 Companions are appointed annually, with an imposed limit of 165 living Companions at any given time, not including those appointed as extraordinary Companions or in an honorary capacity; as of August 2017, there are 146 living Companions. Since 1994, substantive members are the only regular citizens who are empowered to administer the Canadian Oath of Citizenship. Officers of the Order of Canada have demonstrated an outstanding level of talent and service to Canadians, up to 64 may be appointed each year, not including those inducted as extraordinary Officers or in an ho
Elias Koteas is a Canadian film and television actor. He appeared in Atom Egoyan's The Adjuster, Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line, David Cronenberg's Crash and as Casey Jones in the first and third live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films. Koteas was born in Montreal, Canada, to a father who worked as a mechanic for the Canadian National Railways, a milliner mother, his parents are both of Greek descent, from the Mani Peninsula, he is a fluent Greek speaker. He went to Outremont High School in Outremont and graduated from there. Koteas attended Vanier College in Montreal before leaving to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York in 1981, of which he is a 1983 graduate, he was a member of the Academy's 1983–84 Production Company. He attended the Actors Studio in New York City, where he studied acting under Ellen Burstyn and Peter Masterson. While at the AADA, Koteas played Father Rangier in the school's production of The Devils adapted by John Whiting from the Aldous Huxley novel.
He was Paris in The Golden Apple, a musical by John Latouche and Jerome Moross. Koteas played the supporting role of Specialist Pete Deveber in Gardens Of Stone, he is best known for playing the lead role of Thomas Daggett in the American film The Prophecy, as well as the sports-crazed vigilante Casey Jones in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films. Koteas went on to play the demonically-possessed serial killer Edgar Reese in the Denzel Washington thriller Fallen, he appeared in John Hughes' Some Kind of Wonderful, Atom Egoyan's The Adjuster, Ararat, Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line and David Cronenberg's Crash. Koteas made an appearance in Season 4 of The Sopranos as Dominic Palladino, in the Season 2 finale of House, in which Koteas plays a man who shoots Dr. Gregory House; the same year, he portrayed D. A. Mike Randolf in the courtroom drama Conviction. Koteas appeared in The Greatest Game Ever Played, a Disney biography about a young golfer, as well as the thrillers Skinwalkers and Shooter.
In May/September 2008, he played the role of Joe, a bank robber, in the season 4 finale and season 5 premiere of CSI: NY. He appeared in The Killing on AMC. In 2010, he played major roles in Let Me In, the Matt Reeves re-adaptation of Let the Right One In, Defendor, a Canadian superhero film starring Woody Harrelson. Koteas played Canadian Forces Colonel Xavier Marks on Combat Hospital, he appears in Winnie Mandela, a 2011 film about Winnie Mandela, former wife of Nelson Mandela. In August 2013, it was reported that Koteas had joined the NBC Chicago Fire spin-off Chicago P. D. as a series regular. Koteas played a longtime undercover detective in the Intelligence Unit; the character was in uniform with Detective Voight and together they share a secret over a fellow cop's death. At the end of the 2018 season, Koteas's character was died in surgery. Canadian Film Encyclopedia Elias Koteas on IMDb Elias Koteas at AllMovie Eloquent Elias Fan Site
Alan John Scarfe is a British-Canadian actor, stage director and author. He is the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, he won the 1985 Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in The Bay Boy and earned two other Genie best actor nominations for Deserters and Overnight and a Gemini Award nomination for best actor in aka Albert Walker. He won a Jessie Award for best actor in 2005 for his performance in Trying at the Vancouver Playhouse. In 2006 he won the Jury Prize for best supporting actor at the Austin Fantastic Fest in The Hamster Cage and the Vancouver Film Critics Circle honorary award for lifetime achievement. Scarfe was born in Harpenden, the son of Gladys Ellen and Neville Vincent Scarfe, both university professors. Neville Scarfe was the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Education at UBC and served in that position from 1956-1973. Alan has a son named Jonathan Scarfe, an actor and director, he has been married to Barbara March since 1979 and they have a daughter named Antonia Scarfe, a musician and composer.
Jonathan and Tosia collaborated on the short film Speak, Jonathan as director, Tosia as composer and performer of the title song, which won the Grand Jury Prize in the Short Category at Dances with Films in Los Angeles in 2001. He has two brothers. Scarfe describes himself as a lifelong atheist, he trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and began his career as a classical stage actor. He has performed well over 100 major roles in theatres across Europe and the United States, including King Lear, Hamlet, Brutus, Petruchio, Cyrano de Bergerac, Doctor Faustus, Uncle Vanya, John Barrymore in Sheldon Rosen's Ned and Jack and Harras in Zuckmayer's The Devil's General, he is a stage director whose productions have ranged from the works of Shakespeare to Albee, Beckett, Arthur Miller, Harold Pinter, Yevgeny Schwarz and Preston Jones. He has been a familiar face on television and film for more than forty years, he played NSA member Dr. Bradley Talmadge, the director of the Backstep Project operations, on the UPN series Seven Days.
He had guest roles as two separate Romulan characters in Star Trek: The Next Generation and as Magistrate Augris in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Resistance". In 2003 he co-starred with his son Jonathan in Burn: The Robert Wraight Story. After returning to Canada from Los Angeles in 2002, he began writing novels under the pseudonym Clanash Farjeon; the titles include A Handbook for Attendants on the Insane: the Autobiography of Jack the Ripper as Revealed to Clanash Farjeon, The Vampires of Ciudad Juarez, about the hypocrisy of the War on Drugs and the tragedy of'las desaparecidas', The Vampires of 9/11, a political satire about America's blindness and inability to accept who the real culprits are, the third book of the trilogy Vampires of the Holy Spirit completes the story in Rome during April 2005, the beginning of the papacy of Joseph Ratzinger. The first three can be found in Italian under the titles Le Memorie di Jack lo Squartatore, I vampiri di Ciudad Juarez and I vampiri dell'11 settembre.
In March 2014 Mosaic Press published The Autobiography of Jack the Ripper as revealed to Clanash Farjeon but this is no longer an approved edition. Beginning in 2017, all four novels will be republished and without the pseudonym by Smart House Books and will be retitled as The Revelation of Jack the Ripper, the'Carnivore Trilogy' as The Vampires of Juarez, The Demons of 9/11, The Mask of the Holy Spirit; the Vampires of Juarez was awarded the 2018 BIBA Star. The Bitter Ash - Des Cathy's Curse - George Gimble Murder by Phone - John Websole The Wars - Capt. Leather Deserters - Sergeant Ulysses Hawley The Bay Boy - Sgt. Tom Coldwell Walls - Ron Simmons Joshua Then and Now - Jack Trimble Overnight - Vladimir Jezda Keeping Track - Royle Wishart Street Justice - Eugene Powers Iron Eagle II - Col. Vardovsky Kingsgate - Daniel Kingsgate Divided Loyalties - George Washington Double Impact - Nigel Griffith Lethal Weapon 3 - Herman Walters The Portrait - David Severn Back in Business - David Ashby The Wrong Guy - Farmer Brown Silence - Lawyer Sanctuary - William Dyson The Hamster Cage - Phil Babylon 5: The Lost Tales - Father Cassidy Alan Scarfe on IMDb Alan Scarfe at the Internet Broadway Database Scarfe at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
Don McKellar is a Canadian actor and filmmaker. He was part of a loosely-affiliated group of filmmakers to emerge from Toronto known as the Toronto New Wave. McKellar was born in Toronto, the son of Marjorie Kay, a teacher, John Duncan McKellar, a corporate lawyer, he attended Glenview Senior Public School, Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute and studied English at the University of Toronto's Victoria College. McKellar married his longtime partner, Canadian actress Tracy Wright, on January 3, 2010. Wright died from cancer on June 22, 2010. McKellar was a founding member of Toronto's Augusta Company, along with his future wife Tracy Wright and Daniel Brooks. McKellar made his first screen appearance in 1989 in Bruce McDonald's film Roadkill, for which he wrote the screenplay. McKellar's work on Roadkill earned him Genie Award nominations for best supporting actor and best screenwriter, attracting the attention of many in Canada. Roadkill won the Toronto-Citytv Award for best Canadian feature. McKellar collaborated again with McDonald for his 1991 film Highway 61, writing the screenplay and playing the starring role as the barber Pokey Jones.
Again McKellar's work solicited wide praise, earning him a second Genie nomination for best screenwriter and a nomination for best actor. McKellar's most recent collaboration with McDonald spawned the cult classic television series Twitch City, in which McKellar played the starring role of Curtis, a television addict and shut-in. Since his entry into Canadian cinema, McKellar has been involved in numerous projects, he appeared in Atom Egoyan's films The Adjuster and Exotica, the latter of which earned him the Genie for best supporting actor. McKellar collaborated with François Girard, authoring the screenplays for his films Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, the Academy Award winning The Red Violin, in which McKellar starred alongside Samuel L. Jackson, he appeared alongside Jude Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh in David Cronenberg's 1999 film eXistenZ. McKellar has emerged as a filmmaker in his own right. In 2001, he played the role of Oliver Tapscrew in the TV children's drama series, his second film, opened in 2004 at the Toronto International Film Festival to enthusiastic reviews.
McKellar starred in the animated sitcom Odd Job Jack as the titular hero, Jack Ryder, which ran for four seasons between 2004 and 2007 on The Comedy Network. McKellar has appeared in all three seasons of television's Slings & Arrows, as Darren Nichols, a theatre director; the show is co-written by Bob Martin, who collaborated with McKellar on the musical The Drowsy Chaperone. Martin and McKellar cocreated the Canadian television sitcom Michael and Thursdays, scheduled to debut on CBC Television in fall 2011. In 2006, he appeared in Ken Finkleman's miniseries At The Hotel. In June 2006 he won the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical for The Drowsy Chaperone, he received a Gemini Award nomination for his role as socialist politician Clarence Fines in Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story. McKellar hosted the CBC Radio One series High Definition, he wrote the 2008 screen adaptation of José Saramago's 1995 novel Blindness. In 2016, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada "for his contributions to Canadian culture as an actor and director".
The Red Violin Last Night Childstar Cooking With Stella The Grand Seduction Zoom Meditation Park Blood Honey Through Black Spruce Twitch City Slings and Arrows Odd Job Jack Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays Sensitive Skin Don McKellar on IMDb Don McKellar at the Internet Broadway Database Bravo! FACT: shorts starring and directed by Don McKellar available for viewing online Production: The Drowsy Chaperone - Working in the Theatre Seminar video at American Theatre Wing.org, April 2006 Canadian Film Encyclopedia Official Alliance Atlantis trailer for Blindness
Saint-Tite is a town in the province of Quebec, north of Trois-Rivières, in the Mékinac Regional County Municipality and in the Mauricie administrative region. In the 19th Century, the Batiscanie economy was founded on forestry and agriculture. With many small businesses, Saint-Tite expanded through the production of leather goods and various types of shops. Saint-Tite became a capital of the region concerning education and social services. Today, tourism counts as an important economic activity, its chief industries were forestry and leather goods production. The city of Saint-Tite is known for the Festival Western de Saint-Tite, which takes place for 10 days in September every year; the Festival Western de Saint-Tite was developed from a rodeo inaugurated in 1967 to promote the leather industry. The Festival Western de Saint-Tite is the largest Western attraction in Eastern Canada; this festival of Eastern style, under the epithet Western, has an international reputation. The festival's success has led to the remodeling of some of the town's infrastructures to resemble a western frontier town of the late nineteenth or early twentieth centuries.
Since 1999, the Rodeo of Festival Western de Saint-Tite is awarded as the "Best outdoor rodeo in Americas". The festival features a variety of activities that take place at a rate of horsemen and the sound of country music and in Eastern decor: competition, parade, demonstrations, shows... The horsemen and women can participate in various tests of skill on wild bull, they can participate in speed events, such as steer socket, or skill tests, such as the race between barrels. During the 10 days of the Festival, several events take place in the various marquees erected around the city or at the Country Club Desjardins, a site that looks like a typical western town; the festival is marked by a country western character. The "Galaxie Rising Star Award" awarded at the Festival contributes to the development of musical talent in the country western area; the mission of Saint-Just-de-Kapibouska was established in 1851 around Lake Kapibouska, on the site of the present city of Saint-Tite. In Algonquin language, Kapibouska name means "where there are reeds".
In 1859, the Bishop of Trois-Rivières had retained the surname Saint-Tite for canonical foundation. The civil erection of the parish municipality occurred in 1863; the parish was named in honor of Titus and companion of Paul, Bishop of Knossos. Saint-Tite is located 30 km northeast of Shawinigan; the territory of 92.53 km2 is situated in the Mauricie region and the Mékinac Regional County Municipality. It shares its borders with the municipalities of Sainte-Thècle, Grandes-Piles, Hérouxville, Saint-Adelphe and Proulxville; the city is located in the lowlands of the St. Lawrence valley; the terrain is flat with some hills. The northwest marks the boundary with the Laurentians; the altitude in the municipality is from 110 to 309 m. The bedrock consists of Precambrian gneiss; the city is crossed by a tributary of the Batiscan River. Rivière des Envies has its source at Lake Traverse in Sainte-Thècle and enters at the northern part of the territory of Saint-Tite, it crosses the municipality through the city heads to Proulxville.
The Saint-Tite has several lakes, the largest being Lake Pierre-Paul which discharges into the Pierre-Paul river. This small river crosses rang St-Thomas-South rang St-Émile, before emptying into the Batiscan River in village of. In Saint-Tite, during Spring floods or heavy rains, the risk of immersion are high on 3.4 km² of land. Areas prone to floods correspond to the area of the former Kapibouska lake; the floods affect agricultural land as well as residential sectors. Saint-Tite is crossed by roads 153 and 159; the first connects with Shawinigan Lac-aux-Sables. The second allows you to travel to Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade; the city is served by a railway going to Montreal and Senneterre. Population trend: Note: The two municipalities were merged in 1998. According to the 2006 census: Less than 1% of the population is immigrant. 31% of the population over 15 years has no diploma. 7% of the population over 15 years has a degree of higher education. 60.2% of the population of Saint-Tite is urban. The urban area of Saint-Tite has a population of 2,306 and an area of 2.58 km² in 2006, or a density of 893.8 hab./km².
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents in 2011: 1846 Mother language of Saint-Tite's citizens: Almost all of the population speaks French as a mother tongue: 16.2% of the population masters both official languages of Canada. French as first language: 98.6% English as first language: 0% English and French as first language: 0.3% Other as first language: 1.1% The first inhabitant Indians to settle permanently in the area that would become Saint-Tite were Métis and Algonquins who lived in the vicinity of Lake Kapibouska. This stretch of water that lies south-west of the village, was formed by a bulge in the Rivière-des-Envies caused by large beaver dams; the non-Aboriginal settlers contributed to the disappearance of the lake by the demolition of the dams to counteract the adverse effects of spring flooding on agriculture and surrounding buildings. The first settlers from Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan, Grondines and Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures settled in 1833 around the Lake Kapibouska.
A Catholic mission, Saint-Just-de-Kapibouska, was established in 1851. The parish of Saint-Tite was incorporat