The Secrétariat des Journées de la culture is becoming Culture pour tous

    MONTREAL, March 8 /CNW Telbec/ - In order to better reflect the diversity
of its actions and the expansion of its mission over the past decade, the
Secrétariat des Journées de la culture-umbrella organization for all the
activities-is changing its legal name to Culture pour tous.
    "Culture pour tous is both the new legal name and the leitmotif that
guides us in all our actions," said Louise Sicuro, president and executive
director. "The new designation acknowledges the many initiatives we have
developed over the years, such as the Cultural Logbook, designed for students
in Cycle Two of elementary school and their teachers; La Rencontre, a series
of meetings on cultural democratization; Intercultural Encounters, which aims
to raise the profile of professional artists from immigrant and Aboriginal
communities and collective creation projects like The Convertibles in 2006."
    Under the umbrella of Culture pour tous, the Journées de la culture will
continue to be the organization's flagship event.

    Working to improve cultural democratization

    Culture pour tous is already hard at work organizing the 11th edition of
the Journées de la culture, scheduled for September 28, 29 and 30, 2007. A new
project, Art at Work, is in preparation. As well, creative workshops aimed at
partners in the production of the Journées de la culture will be held this
spring in four regions of Quebec.

    A new chair for Culture pour tous

    Ms. Sicuro would like to take this opportunity to announce that a new
position, that of chair, has been created on the board of directors of Culture
pour tous. The person named to that position is Yves Dupré, a veteran
communications consultant, founder of BDDS and chair of the board of directors
of Octane. "I am very pleased to join this team of visionary, dynamic people
whose ideas and values I share. I also support the objective of contributing
to the promotion of culture and its various expressions and bringing artists
and cultural workers to as wide and diversified an audience as possible. The
challenges are extremely stimulating and I start this mandate full of
enthusiasm." ,commented Mr. Dupré.

    Web site:

    The Web site has been updated with new browsing tools, information about
the programs and links and resources aimed to those working in cultural
democratization. The e-newsletter provides an opportunity to send out
information and directly reach some 6,000 cultural organizations and partners
in all regions of Quebec and other parts of the world.

For further information:

For further information: Louise Watkins, (514) 873-2641; Diane Jeannotte
(514) 284-2860 ext. 2; Source: Louise Sicuro; Biographical information on Mr.
Dupré is available by request.

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