Call for nominations for the Thérèse-Daviau Award - Montréal is looking for the personality of the year

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 17, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Mayor of Montréal, Denis Coderre, today announced the launch of the nomination period for the 2015 Thérèse-Daviau Award. The award, which was introduced in 2004 and is awarded every two years, recognizes the exceptional commitment of a Montrealer who has made a mark in the fields of social development, sports and recreation or culture, and who has improved the quality of life in Montréal.

"Thérèse Daviau was a pioneer of the Montréal municipal scene who actively defended the interests of the community for more than 25 years. Today's award perpetuates the great legacy of this remarkable woman by highlighting an individual's commitment to improve the quality of life in Montréal," said Mayor Coderre.

Thérèse Daviau was one of the first three women to sit on city council in 1974, at the age of 28.  A pioneer of municipal politics, she dedicated more than 25 years of her life to defend the interests of the community. Thérèse Daviau will be remembered as a woman of heart and conviction as well as a committed member of the community who has inspired a number of women to become actively involved in municipal politics.  

"The purpose of this award is to acknowledge the outstanding work of a Montrealer and his or her involvement in the community. I invite you to nominate a man or a woman who, through his or her determination and commitment has been a source of inspiration and helps our community to grow. This award is for you. Who will be the city's personality of the year?" added Mayor Coderre.

Montrealers and local organizations have until September 11, at 5 p.m., to submit the name of a candidate, using the nomination form included in the Thérèse-Daviau Award 2015 leaflet, which is available online at

Please send the duly completed form along with a cover letter to the following address:

Thérèse-Daviau Award 2015
C/O Ms. Salwa Majouji
Service de la diversité sociale
801, rue Brennan, 5th Floor
Pavillon Duke-Nord 
Montréal, Québec  H3C 0G4

The winner will be honoured as part of a ceremony to be held at City Hall in October 2015. Note that the Thérèse-Daviau Award was given to Ron Rayside, architect and founder of the firm Rayside Labossière in 2013, and to Ms. Léonie Couture, Executive Director and Founder of Herstreet in 2011.


SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif

For further information: Source: Catherine Maurice, Press Attaché, Office of the Mayor and Executive Committee, 514 346-7598; Information: Renée Pageau, Press Relations Officer, Affaires publiques, 514 868-4580

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