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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Follow the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary: 375mtl.com facebook.com/375mtl twitter.com/375Mtl 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. (CNW Group/Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130717_C8103_PHOTO_EN_29082.jpg SOURCE: Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/July2013/18/c8103.html CO: Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary ST: Quebec NI: ENT LABOR LEI ART LABOR LBR WNEWS 2575 WNEWS -0- Jul/18/2013 15:00 GMT
The Board of Directors of the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary Brings Together a Group of Leaders
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