The Board of Directors of the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary Brings Together a Group of Leaders

The Board of Directors of the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th 
Anniversary Brings Together a Group of Leaders 
MONTREAL, July 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The President of the Society for the 
Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary, Mr. Jacques Parisien, is pleased 
to announce the new composition of the board of directors that brings together 
27 Montrealers known for their leadership, vision, and desire to help 
Montréal grow (see the list). 
"I have met the directors and I can assure you of their profound commitment to 
use the unique opportunity presented by Montréal's 375th anniversary 
celebrations to increase Montrealers' pride and to build a lasting legacy for 
our city. In addition to several key actors from the business world, the board 
of directors is made up of inspiring leaders from various Montréal milieus. 
Furthermore, we wanted to ensure that women were well represented. There are 
10 women on the board, which is nearly 40% of the directors. I am, therefore, 
very proud to preside over this board of directors that brings together such a 
variety of experts. For me, it is a portrait of Montréal's diversity," 
declared Mr. Parisien. 
"I am pleased that men and women from a variety of professional 
backgrounds—social, cultural, and business—have decided to become involved 
in preparations for the celebration of Montréal's 375th anniversary.I am 
sure that the members of this board of directors will make a significant 
contribution to this project that will mobilize all Montrealers," added mayor 
of Montreal, Mr. Laurent Blanchard. 
"The composition of this new board of directors reflects the dynamism, 
excellence, creativity, and savoir-faire for which Montrealers are known. The 
year 2017 will be a landmark year and an opportunity to make history. I am 
delighted that people of such calibre are working together to make it a 
resounding success," added Mr. Jean-François Lisée, Minister of 
International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade and Minister 
responsible for the Montréal Region. 
In operation since the start of 2013, the Society's mission is to organize, in 
cooperation with various private and public partners, the celebrations for 
Montréal's 375th anniversary in 2017. Currently in the planning stages, the 
Society is working to define what the celebrations will entail and to set up 
an open, transparent administrative and governance structure. It will also 
ensure that this anniversary creates a legacy Montrealers can be proud of. The 
work currently underway takes into account the orientations proposed during 
the public consultations held in 2011 by the City of Montréal. There, 
citizens expressed the importance of celebrating Montreal's identity through 
its history and heritage, its spaces, its people, and its presence and 
influence. 
The Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary is a 
non-profit organization supported by the City of Montréal and the 
Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine of the Government of Quebec. 
List of board of directors of the Society for Celebration of Montréal's 375th 
Anniversary 
Jacques Parisien, President *        Éric Forest, Director
President, National Specialty and    President, Union of Quebec
Pay TV, Radio, and                   Municipalities
Out-of-Home, Bell Media              Mayor, City of Rimousk 
Gilbert Rozon, Commissioner for      Chantal Gagnon, Director
Celebrations *                       Director, Service de la qualité de
President and Founder, Just for      vie,
Laughs Group                         Ville de Montréal 
Guy Breton, Vice President *         David Heurtel, Director
Rector, Université de Montréal       President and Chief Executive 
                                 Officer
James Cherry, Treasurer *            Olympic Park
President and Chief Executive
Officer                              Odile Joannette, Director
Aéroports de Montréal                Co-President, Montreal Urban 
                                 Aboriginal Community
Robert Lamontagne, Secretary *       Strategy NETWORK
City Manager, Ville de Montréal 
                                 Sévrine Labelle, Director
Monique Savoie, Director *           Vice President, Strategy and
Founder, Chief Executive Officer     Public Affairs
and Artistic Director,               Board of Trade of Metropolitan
Society for Arts and Technology      Montrea 
Dina Antonopoulos, Director          Daniel Lamarre, Director
Vice President Revenue and           President and Chief Executive
Marketing - Hotels                   Officer
Antonopoulos Group                   Cirque du Solei 
Jacques Aubé, Director               Francine Lelièvre, Director
Vice President and General           Executive Director,
Manager, evenko                      Pointe-à-Callière,Montréal 
                                 Museum of Archaeology and Histor
Éric Bédard, Director
Partner | Managing Partner, Quebec   Andrew Molson, Director
Region                               Chairman of the Board,
Fasken Martineau                     RES PUBLICA Consulting Grou 
Michel Bissonnet, Director           Ginette Noiseux, Director
Mayor, Borough of Saint-Léonard      Executive and Artistic Director
Member, Executive Committee, Ville   Théâtre ESPACE G
de Montréal 
                                 Michel Parent, Director
Simon Brault, Director               President
Chief Executive Officer, National    Syndicat des cols bleus regroupés
Theatre School of Canada             de Montréa 
President, Culture Montreal 
                                 Claude Provencher, Director
Stephen R. Bronfman, Director        Senior Partner Architect and
Executive Chairman, Claridge Inc.    Co-Founder 
                                 Provencher Roy + Associés
France Chrétien Desmarais,           Architecte
Director
Lawyer and Business Woman            Alexandre Taillefer, Director 
                                 Managing Partner, XPND Capital
Fabienne Colas, Director
Founder and General Manager,         Cathy Wong, Director
Development                          Development Agent, Youth
and Communications Director,         Programme, Community
Montreal International               Services, The YMCAs of Québec
Black Film Festival                  President, Conseil des 
                                 Montréalaises 
* Executive Comitee member 
Kathia St-Jean Director, Public and Government Relations Society for the 
Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary Tel.: 514-908-0375, ext. 106 
kstjean@375mtl.com 
Jonathan Abecassis Press Officer Office of the Mayor and Executive Committee 
Ville de Montréal Tel.: 514-872-9998 
Caroline Julie Fortin Press Officer Office of the Minister of International 
Relations, La Francophonie and  External Trade and Minister responsible for 
the Montréal Region Tel.: 514-864-2252 carolinejulie.fortin@mri.gouv.qc.ca 
Follow the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary: 
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Image with caption: "From left to right: Michel Bissonnet, Guy Breton, 
Alexandre Taillefer, Sévrine Labelle, Daniel Lamarre, Stephen R. Bronfman, 
Fabienne Colas, Pierre Bellerose, Andrew Molson, Robert Lamontagne, Francine 
Lelièvre, Gilbert Rozon, David Heurtel, Ginette Noiseux, Jacques Parisien, 
France Chrétien Desmarais, Michel Parent, Cathy Wong & Monique Savoie. 
Absent: James Cherry, Dina Antonopoulos, Jacques Aubé, Éric Bédard, Simon 
Brault, Éric Forest, Chantal Gagnon, Odile Joannette & Claude Provencher. 
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