Montréal reiterates its support to fashion designers and manufacturers



    MONTREAL, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - The Mayor of Montréal, Gérald Tremblay,
is pleased to announce that the city will, again this year, take part in the
Festival Mode et Design, which will be held June 17 to 20, along rue McGill
College, downtown. This festival promotes the creative talent of local
designers, retailers and manufacturers, to strengthen our city's reputation as
a fashion centre in North America. This year, premier retailers will take part
in the new Rally Shopping activity and hold animations for the public to
enjoy.
    "Montréal has extraordinary assets that set it apart from other North
American cities. This festival, which is enjoyed by Montrealers and visitors,
is an exceptional showcase that highlights the creative talent and know-how of
our fashion and garment industry," said Mayor Tremblay.
    "Thanks to a fashion promotion budget made available by the gouvernement
du Québec, Montréal is in a position to increase its support to the fashion
and garment industry," added Luis Miranda, member of the Montréal Executive
Committee responsible for economic development.
    On March 3, 2009, Mayor Tremblay together with Raymond Bachand, Minister
of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, and Minister responsible
for the Montréal region, launched the new Montréal Free Style strategy aimed
at promoting Montréal as a fashion creation centre on the local and
international scenes, by emphasizing local know-how, artistic potential and
ability to innovate.




For further information:

For further information: François Goneau, Relations avec les médias,
Ville de Montréal, (514) 868-5859; Source: Martin Tremblay, Attaché de presse,
Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif, (514) 872-0274


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