The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal announces the names of the four Great Montrealers of 2008: Rémi Marcoux, Denise Robert, Heather Munroe-Blum, and Peter Howlett



    MONTREAL, Aug. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan
Montreal is proud to announce the names of four new Great Montrealers who will
be honoured at a ceremony at the Centre d'archives de Montréal on October 29.
    This year's Great Montrealers are: in the Economic Sector, Rémi Marcoux,
Executive Chairman of the Board, Transcontinental Inc.; in the Cultural
Sector, Denise Robert, President and Producer, Cinémaginaire; in the
Scientific Sector, Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill
University; and in the Social Sector, Peter Howlett, President, Portage.
    "The Board of Trade is proud to honour four exceptional personalities who
have changed the face of their respective spheres of activity while leaving
their mark on our city's history. Montréal and the whole of Quebec are
privileged to have such passionate and talented individuals who contribute to
our community's evolution while justly representing us beyond our borders.
They are certainly influential and inspiring role models, not only for the new
generation, but also for the entire Montréal community," stated Isabelle
Hudon, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.
    Since 1978, 106 personalities have been honoured - including the four
selected this year - together forming today The Academy of Great Montrealers
created by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal in 1988. Bios and
photos of the laureates, as well as a registration form to take part in this
event, can be found on the Board of Trade's Website 
(http://www.btmm.qc.ca/08_GM).

    The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has some 7,000 members. Its
primary mission is to represent the interests of the business community of
Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and local businesses
of all sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their
full potential in terms of innovation, productivity and competitiveness. The
Board of Trade is Quebec's leading private economic development organization.




For further information:

For further information: Sylvie Paquette, Coordinator, Media relations,
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, (514) 871-4000, ext. 4015,
sylvie.paquette@ccmm.qc.ca


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