Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


The City of Saguenay has been a member of the International Association of Puppet Friendly Cities (AVIAMA) since 2016. On the occasion of World Puppet Day, it will hold a press conference at 9:00 a.m. at the Centre culturel du Mont-Jacob.

This will be the occasion to unveil a trophy designed by Mylène Leboeuf-Gagné in connection with the “Initiative” award that will be given by AVIAMA starting this year. AVIAMA had mandated the City of Saguenay to design this trophy, and the artist Mylène Leboeuf-Gagné had been selected following a call for proposals.

This press conference also marks the official launch of the permanent exhibition “Saguenay, puppet friendly city”. This thematic exhibition is deployed in 8 public places of the municipality. It tells the story of the puppet arts on our territory and highlights the creators and organizations that contribute to the dynamism of this discipline in Saguenay