History is important to us at Playground Poker Club – it helps drive us to exceed your expectations of what a poker room should be. It’s important to remember your roots while looking to the future.
But making history is not easy! You need to get lucky – and luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. We’ve seen this here at Playground many times, be it when Mike Sexton won his first WPT event, or just months later when Ema Zajmovic becoming the first woman to win a WPT title in an open event (which also recently won Moment of the Year for 2017 at the American Poker Awards). Both milestones were reached at Playground Poker Club – and part of “luck” is that you need to be at the right place at the right time.
The right place? Here at Playground Poker Club. The right time? From April 21st to May 2nd for the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America. We can guarantee history will be made once again.
So with that in mind, let’s explore some of Montreal’s rich 375-year history and see what great things have been built in our glamorous little city.
Where to start? Well, you may want to visit Saint Joseph’s Oratory, if only to light one of the 10,000 candles in the votive chapel; you never know…
Founded in 1904 and completed in 1967, Saint Joseph’s Oratory is the largest domed Basilica in North America. It is majestic, to say the least, and offers one of the best views in the city. The museum features nativity scenes from around the world. And the magnificent front stairs are a great workout!
Looking to take a little trip through time? Visit the Château Ramezay, the first building in Quebec to be classified a historic monument and it was also selected by UNESCO as one of the top 1001 historic sites to visit before you die. Hopefully that won’t be anytime soon, but if you’re in town, then why not cross this one off of your bucket list? And while you’re in the neighborhood, you might as well visit The Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site and see what living in the upper middle class of 19th century Montreal looked like.
Both are located in Old Montreal, which we will cover more in detail in a later instalment, but suffice it to say that you will find many treasures in this historic part of town.
And last but not least; no trip to Montreal is complete without a trip to the Notre-Dame Basilica. Built in the Gothic Revival style, this highly decorated church features stained glass windows along the walls of the sanctuary depicting the religious history of Montreal, which is unusual for a church. This Church also has a Las Vegas connection, as the site of the wedding of René Angélil and Celine Dion, and having also hosted the memorial service for Angélil in 2016.
There are literally hundreds of historical sites and landmarks in and around Montreal so hopefully, this small sample whets your appetite enough to do your own research into what could interest you and has given you one more reason to visit beautiful and historic Montreal, Quebec, Canada this April.
This post was published first on this Playground Event Blog: MILLIONS North America 2018.