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Mosaïcultures internationales de Montréal: The Celebrations Continue in Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau this Summer!

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THE CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE IN JACQUES-CARTIER PARK IN GATINEAU THIS SUMMER!

THE GOVERNMENTS OF CANADA AND QUÉBEC ANNOUNCE THEIR FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR A 2ND EDITION OF A HORTICULTURAL EXHIBIT PRESENTED ONCE AGAIN BY MOSAICULTURES INTERNATIONALES DE MONTRÉAL.

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GATINEAU APRIL 3, 2018. – The team of Mosaïcultures internationales de Montréal, surrounded by the members of the tourism and business communities of the National Capital Region, warmly applauded the long-awaited announcement by the provincial and federal governments.

On the occasion of the announcement of a financial support of $2M to Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal to produce the event Mosaïculture Gatineau 2018, the member for Hull and Second Vice-President of the National Assembly, Mrs Maryse Gaudreault, explained:

« It is an immense pleasure for me to be amongst you today to announce, on behalf of the of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Montréal region, Mr. Martin Coiteux, the financial support of $2M to the not-for-profit organization Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal. The significant amount will be allocated to welcome a second edition this summer of the MosaiCanada150 which took place in Gatineau in 2017 during the Canada 150 celebrations.

For the Government of Québec, who committed to the occupation and vitality of the of the land and regions, the financial support “va de soi”. A second edition of the event will allow, amongst other goals: contribute once again to the economic growth of the region, to maximise on previous investments on site; and to respond to visitor demand” stated Mrs. Gaudreault.

“Our wish is to amaze and astonish visitors once again, with an exhibit that will surpass the one we presented in 2017. We will showcase more masterpieces, such as The Tree of Birds, a flagship creation admired and referenced as one of the pinnacle pieces of the art of mosaïculture worldwide. With the 2018 Exhibit, we will rise to a superior level in terms of horticultural complexity” mentioned Mrs. Lise Cormier, President and Founder of Mosaïcultures internationales de Montréal. “The presence of our public-sector partners today is a wonderful commitment that is not only financial, but more importantly an important expression of the level of engagement toward the economic and tourism development of the region and a recognition of the valuable contribution of art, culture and nature.”

The announcement of a holding Mosaiculture Gatineau 2018 constitutes excellent news for the tourism industry in Gatineau and the Outaouais at large. The financial support from Economic Development Canada for the regions of Québec to the marketing and commercialisation of the event on the international stage to significantly increase the economic impacts to the region by attracting visitors worldwide and increasing the region’s notoriety on the world-stage”, stated Greg Fergus, member of parliament from Hull-Aylmer.

“The Municipal Council committed to the event last November for the return of this awesome event that attracted thousands and thousands of visitors and tourists. We continue to increase the notoriety of the destinations that are Gatineau and the Outaouais while creating a sense of belonging and pride for all residents of Gatineau. It is a wonderful one of the main tourism gateways to the province of Québec” declared Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin, Mayor of Gatineau.

“Building on last year’s success, the National Capital Commission is proud to partner with the City of Gatineau and Mosaïculture Gatineau 2018 by hosting original horticultural exhibits and animation in one of the National Capital Region’s finest urban parks.”  shared Dr. Mark Kristmanson, Chief Executive Officer, National Capital Commission.

HILGHTS: MOSAICULTURE GATINEAU 2018
June 24th to October 15th, 2018Jacques-Cartier Park
Number of masterpieces: 45 artworks, of which 10 are new, and many are masterly
Theme : A magnificient journey

 

CONTACT
Geneviève Ménard
Directrice des relations publiques | Director of Public Relations
MOSAICULTURE GATINEAU 2018
gmenard@mosaiculture.ca | tél. : +1 613 407-2015 | www.mosaiculture.ca

MOSAÏCULTURES INTERNATIONALES DE MONTRÉAL
Édifice Port de Montréal, aile 2, bureau 2050
2100, avenue Pierre-Dupuy |Montréal | Québec | H3C 3R5 | Canada
Tél.: +1 514 868-4004 | Téléc.: +1 514 868-4005

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