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Announcement of the candidates for the Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal 2011


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 Announcement of the candidates for the
Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal 2011

Montréal, May 3, 2011 – Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, and Louise Roy, Chair of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the co-chairs of the Honorary Committee for the Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal, announced the names of the 17 candidates for the 2011 edition of the Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal. These awards recognize and reward the involvement of businesspeople in Greater Montréal’s arts and cultural scene.

These strong nominations were submitted by arts and cultural organizations from the metropolitan area to express their appreciation for the invaluable support of these businesspeople and companies during the year. These prestigious awards recognize the innovative spirit and appetite for risk of entrepreneurs and promote different forms of support to the arts to encourage other people and businesses to follow in their footsteps.

The winners in each four categories (Large Enterprise, SME, Arts/Business Personality and Business Volunteer) will be announced on May 31, 2012 during an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. at Astral, Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan.


The nominees are:

Large enterprise category
National Bank Financial Group, sponsored by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
Ivanhoé Cambridge, sponsored by the Montréal Fashion & Design Festival
Rio Tinto Alcan, sponsored by the École Samajam
Standard Life, sponsored by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

SME category
Encadrement Tout Autour, sponsored by Les éditions esse 
Publicité Sauvage Inc., sponsored by the Théâtre de Quat’Sous
Sirius XM Canada, sponsored by Pop Montréal
Arts/business Personality category
Pierre Bourgie, President and CEO, Société financière Bourgie, sponsored by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Jacques Dostie, Partner, Ernst & Young, sponsored by the Théâtre ESPACE GO, Groupe Le Vivier and Agora de la danse
David B. Sela, President, Copap Inc., sponsored by the Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal

Business Volunteer category
Marc Bélanger, President, Qualité investissements, sponsored by the École supérieure de ballet du Québec
Valérie Dubreuil, Senior Community Affairs Manager, TELUS, sponsored by the Montréal Chamber Orchestra
Louis-François Hogue, Partner, Fasken Martineau, sponsored by Danse Danse
Marie-Josée Marsan, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Videotron, sponsored by Espace libre
Saul Polo, Product and Business Development Specialist, Laurentian Bank Securities, and Michael Tevel, Manager, Strategy and Planning, CGI Group, sponsored jointly by Segal Centre
Derek A. Price, Member of the Order of Canada, sponsored by the McCord Museum 

Winners of the last edition
The winners of the 2010 Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal were: S.M. International Group, sponsored by the Festival du nouveau cinéma (Large Enterprise category); Georges Laoun Opticien, sponsored by OBORO (SME category); Jean-Pierre Desrosiers, Partner, Fasken Martineau, sponsored by Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà and Les Productions Laure-Furey (Arts-Business Personality category); and Michelle Cormier, Vice-President and CFO, TNG Corporation Inc., sponsored by the Orchestre Métropolitain (Business Volunteer category).

About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is made up of some 7,000 members. Its mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and local 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.

About the Conseil des arts de Montréal
A dynamic partner of Montréal artistic creation, the Conseil des arts de Montréal supports and recognizes excellence in professional artistic creation, production, and distribution through financial support, advice, and cooperative and development actions. For over 50 years, the Conseil des arts de Montréal has contributed through its actions to the development of “Montréal, cultural metropolis.”

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For information:

Pascale le Hir
Advisor, Communications
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Tel.: 514 871-4000, ext. 4088      

Christian O'Leary
Director of Communications
Conseil des arts de Montréal
Tel.: 514 280-3991


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