M2004.143.55 | Céline Dion Poster

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Céline Dion Poster
Aislin (alias Terry Mosher)
1999, 20th century
Ink and felt pen
23.4 x 23.4 cm
Gift of Mrs. Mary Hughson-Mosher
© McCord Museum
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Keys to History

Not all the reactions to Céline Dion's star status and to the media coverage of everything she says and does are positive. The huge advertising campaign for her farewell show prompted some people to wish that, as the poster says, "for the very, very, very, very, very last time," it really would be her last show.

  • What

    In the late 1990s, Dion announced she would be taking a break after an 18-year career. Her last concert, at Montreal's Molson Centre on December 31, 1999, received enormous media coverage. Millions of Quebeckers were glued to their TV sets.

  • Where

    The show was put on at the Molson Centre in Montreal, now known as the Bell Centre.

  • When

    The occasion was New Year's Eve of the year 2000.

  • Who

    The youngest child of a large family from Charlemagne, a small town east of Montreal, Dion became an internationally recognized pop singer during the 1980s and 1990s.