Media invitation - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal pays homage to the 2008 Great Montrealers

    MONTREAL, Oct. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Isabelle Hudon, president and CEO of the
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, invites the media representatives to
the 2008 Tribute to Great Montrealers Reception on Wednesday, October 29,
2008, at 5:30 p.m., at Centre d'archives de Montréal. The four new Great
Montrealers 2008 will be honoured in the presence of Gérald Tremblay, mayor of
Montréal. This reception will be followed y the annual meeting of members of
the Board of Trade.

    The Great Montrealers 2008 are:

    Economic Sector

    Rémi Marcoux
    Executive Chairman of the Board
    Transcontinental Inc.

    Cutural Sector

    Denise Robert
    President and Producer

    Scientific Sector

    Heather Munroe-Blum
    Principal and Vice-Chancellor
    McGill University

    Social Sector

    Peter A. Howlett

    The Academy of Great Montrealers will also present an Award of Excellence
to three doctoral students who have graduated from Montréal universities or
their affiliated schools.

    Date:     Wednesday, October 29, 2008

    Time:     5:30 p.m.

    Where:    Centre d'archives de Montréal, Gilles-Hocquart Building
              535 Viger Avenue East

    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 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: RSVP: Sylvie Paquette, Coordinator, Media
relations, (514) 871-4000, ext. 4015,

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