MONTREAL, Aug. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montréal Executive Committee, at its
August 12 meeting, approved the creation of the Montréal Intercultural Award
upon recommendation of the Conseil interculturel de Montréal, to emphasize
Montreal's rich cultural diversity. The award will be presented every other
year as part of the Semaine québécoise des rencontres interculturelles to an
individual, organization or business having made exceptional contributions to
improving intercultural relations in Montréal.
"I am very pleased that the very first Montréal Intercultural Award bears
the name of Abe Limonchik, a great Montrealer who contributed significantly to
promoting diversity in Montréal, which is now recognized as a open and
inclusive cosmopolitan city," said Mayor Montréal, Gérald Tremblay.
Helen Fotopulos, Executive Committee member and Mayor of the
Plateau-Mont-Royal borough, assured relations between the City and the Abe
Limonchik Committee that examined ways to pay tribute to a man of dialogue and
"I am honoured to build on the work of Abe Limonchik, in close
association with the family of this great humanist," said Helen Fotopulos.
The award will be launched officially on August 25 at a ceremony to be
held at Montréal City Hall in the presence of the mayor and elected officials,
representatives of the Conseil interculturel de Montréal and members of the
Information on eligibility, criteria and jury composition of this first
edition of the Montréal Abe Limonchik Intercultural Award will be unveiled at
For further information:
For further information: Renée Pageau, Relations avec les médias, (514)
868-4580; Source: Martin Tremblay, Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif,