MONTRÉAL, Feb. 26, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Following information published by the Journal de Montréal in its February 26 edition, The Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary wishes to provide the following clarifications:
The ceremonial activities and those surrounding the inauguration of the municipal legacy projects were placed under the sole responsibility of the City of Montréal. The Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary is an autonomous non-profit organization; its budget was dedicated to implementing its official programming and creating socio-economic projects, as defined by its Board of Governors.
The Society wishes to point out that Mr. Gilbert Rozon volunteered as Commissioner; he was responsible for programming development. He resigned from this position on October 18, 2017.
The Society is chaired by France Chrétien Desmarais; Alain Gignac is its General Manager.
The Society will file its final report later this spring.
About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary
The Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will mark Montréal's 375th anniversary in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces in carrying out its mandate: to mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage public funds, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.
The Society benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal, the Québec government, the Canadian government and private funding from 12 Great Montréalers.
SOURCE Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal
For further information: Élise Daoust, 514 571-5191, edaou[email protected]