The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership announces its Board of Directors for 2019-20

Press release - For Immediate Release

Montreal, April 25, 2019 – The Quartier des Spectacles Partnership is pleased to announce the composition of its board of directors for 2019-20. The directors were elected at the annual general meeting on April 24, 2019, held at the new creative centre of the 7 doigts de la main collective, on Saint-Laurent Blvd. The Partnership’s board comprises 21 directors from the cultural, socio-economic (business, tourism, education) and community sectors. There are 14 directors elected at the annual general meeting, and 7 appointed by the board.

This year, there were five open seats for directors from the cultural sector. They were filled by Annie Derome, Marcel Jean, Claude Joli-Cœur, Nassib El-Husseini and Jean-Louis Roy. For the three vacancies for the socio-economic and community sectors, the Partnership welcomes three new directors: Michelle Llambías Meunier, Émile Roux and Marie-Christine Therrien.

The Partnership thanks all members of the board for their generous participation and extends special thanks to this year’s outgoing directors: Lorraine Pintal, Michel Sabourin, Marc Blondeau, Monique Goyette, Jean-Claude Chabot, Alain Grégoire, Arnaud Larsonneur, Philip O’Dwyer and Sandra O’Connor.

“Speaking for myself and on behalf of my fellow members of the Partnership’s board, I wish to highlight the exceptional contributions of Ms. Pintal and Mr. Sabourin, who are completing their service with the board after 15 and 13 years, respectively. Their tireless enthusiasm and dedication to the advancement of the Quartier have been an inspiration to us all, motivating us to always do better. Lastly, I salute all of the Partnership’s directors and members. We have not only the good fortune, but the great responsibility, of overseeing the Quartier’s evolution. It is a process that always presents new challenges as we strive to keep the neighbourhood vital for all Montrealers, as well as our visitors,” said Jacques Primeau, chair of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership’s board of directors.

THE 2019-20 BOARD:

Jacques Primeau*, Les Productions Jacques K. Primeau

André Ménard*, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Vice chair

Martin Galarneau*, TGTA
Vice chair

Christian Lecours*, KPMG

Manon Blanchette*, Cinéma Impérial
Michel Bourdon, Tourisme Montréal
Annie Derome, GSM Project
Jean R. Dupré, Orchestre Métropolitain
Mariama Dupuis, Festival Juste pour rire
Nassib El-Husseini, Les 7 doigts de la main
Magda Fusaro, Université du Québec à Montréal
Dany Gauthier, Mouvement Desjardins – Services immobiliers Desjardins
Marcel Jean, Cinémathèque québécoise
Claude Joli-Cœur, National Film Board of Canada
Michelle Llambías Meunier, Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
Nadine Marchand, Montréal complètement cirque
Émile Roux, Destination centre-ville
Jean-Louis Roy, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
Marie-Christine Therrien, Syndicat des copropriétaires Lofts des Arts

*Member of the executive committee


Throughout the year, the Partnership’s hard work made it possible for the Quartier’s public spaces to host bold and original activities and events. The months of August and September were particularly exciting, with the street art exhibition Surfaces, the Instrument à vent interactive installation and the participatory event Construisons monumental ! For a fourth season, Les Jardins Gamelin presented four months of activities reflecting Montreal’s artistic and cultural diversity.

The data sharing initiative led by the Partnership rounded into form with the creation of the Hub for Data in Culture. The export of the Partnership’s productions also continued, giving creators significant international exposure, including a first work exhibited in Asia. Lastly, 2018 was the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership.

View the full 2018 Activity Report of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership.


Founded in 2003, the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership is a non-profit organization with 85 members active in the district. It is responsible for animating public spaces, illuminating the Quartier and promoting it as an essential cultural destination. The Partnership benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal.

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Photo: Board of directors of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership (from left to right and up the stairs): Manon Blanchette (Cinéma Impérial), Magda Fusaro (UQAM), Michelle Llambías Meunier (Chambre de commerce du Montréal Métropolitain), Suzanne Raynault (secrétaire générale de l’organisme, Partenariat), Mariama Dupuis (Juste pour rire), Nadine Marchand (Montréal complètement cirque), Marcel Jean (Cinémathèque québécoise), Jacques Primeau (Les Productions Jacques K Primeau), Marie-Christine Therrien (Syndicat des copropriétaires Lofts des Arts), Christian Lecours (KPMG), Annie Derome (GSMPRJCT Création inc.), Claude Joli-Cœur (Office national du film du Canada), André Ménard (Festival International de Jazz de Montréal), Pierre Fortin (directeur général, Partenariat) et Martin Galarneau (TGTA). The administrators absent on the picture are: Michel Bourdon (Tourisme Montréal), Nassib El-Husseini (Les 7 doigts de la main), Dany Gauthier (Mouvement Desjardins - Services immobiliers Desjardins), Jean R. Dupré (Orchestre Métropolitain), Émile Roux (Destination centre-ville) et Jean-Louis Roy (Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec). © Nicolas Gouin-l'Hibou


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