Saying goodbye to Guy Lafleur: how to follow the ceremonies on CBC

This week, Montreal fans and the hockey world in general will have the opportunity to officially say goodbye to one of the greatest players in Canadiens history.

Montreal Canadiens great Guy Lafleur died last week at the age of 70. Public visitations will begin this weekend, with his state funeral scheduled for Tuesday morning.

The hockey legend will rest at the Bell Center for two days. Fans wishing to pay their last respects can visit the Bell Center on Sunday, May 1 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET or Monday, May 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET.

Visitors are asked to use the arena’s main entrance at 1909, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal.

Following the death of number 10, the Montreal Canadiens paid a vibrant tribute to the famous player from Thurso, Quebec. in a home game on April 24. (CBC / Radio Canada)

Quebec will hold a state funeral for Lafleur on Tuesday, May 3 at 11 a.m. ET at Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral in downtown Montreal. CBC News will provide full coverage of the ceremony on television, radio and here on our website.

Here’s how you can follow:

On TV: CBC News Network will be live from the Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral on Tuesday morning starting at 8 a.m. A special post-ceremony broadcast, with live translation, will begin at 10 a.m. Local programming in Montreal will continue coverage throughout the day.

In digital: The CBC News Network special will be available on the CBC Montreal website live, starting at 10 a.m. ET. The special will also be available live on CBC Gem.

On the radio: A Montreal radio special will air on 88.5 FM — and Quebec Community Network stations — Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET, hosted by Shawn Apel and co-hosted by Shawn Lyons, including Live updates from the scene from local reporters.