Media Advisory - Montréal's Nature Museums Announce Their Life Plan, the
Biodiversity Centre and the Winning Submission for the Rio Tinto Alcan

MONTREAL, Sept. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal Mayor Gérald Tremblay is pleased to invite you to the launch of the Montréal Nature Museums Nature Museums' 2009-2017 Business Plan / Life Plan. Come hear about five major projects that invite us to rethink the bonds between humans and nature.

The Mayor will be accompanied by Helen Fotopulos, Executive Committee member responsible for Mount Royal, nature parks and large parks, the Nature Museums and the status of women, Université de Montréal Rector Luc Vinet, and Charles-Mathieu Brunelle, Director of Montréal's Nature Museums.

The Biodiversity Centre project will also be officially announced. The new centre is to be built by 2010 on the Botanical Garden site, in partnership with the Université de Montréal. And lastly, sketches of the Planetarium will be unveiled, so that you can admire the winning concept by the Cardin Ramirez Julien firm, chosen as part of an architectural competition of international scope.

    Press conference

    When:     September 15 at 1:30 p.m.

    Where:    In the big-top tent at the Montréal Botanical Garden, near the
              Pie-IX metro station

    Parking:  Montréal Insectarium
              4581, rue Sherbrooke Est ,P2
              (pay parking)


For further information: For further information: Karine Jalbert, Communications Co-ordinator, Montréal's Nature Museums, (514) 872-1453; Source: Martin Tremblay, Press Attaché, Office of the Mayor and Executive Committee, (514) 872-0274

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