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Minister Grange Regrets the Passing of former Maroon Leader Noel Prehay

first_imgStory Highlights Miss Grange said Colonel Prehay, who was Colonel for 33 years and the longest serving leader of the Windward Maroons, had steadily maintained the tradition of the solid leadership that his predecessors and compatriots had come to be known for. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange has noted with sadness the passing of former Scotts Hall Maroon Colonel, Noel Prehay. The Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister expressed condolences to Colonel Prehay’s widow, his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and to Colonel Pink the current Colonel and people of Scott’s Hall. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange has noted with sadness the passing of former Scotts Hall Maroon Colonel, Noel Prehay.Minister Grange said that one of the things that Colonel Prehay will be remembered for was his call for the British government to pay what he said was Britain’s two centuries old debt to the Maroons.“We recall Colonel Prehay declaring that all Maroons should come together to make representation to the British Government to honour the debt, which resulted from commitments made by Britain in the treaty that ended its war with the Maroons in 1738.”Miss Grange said Colonel Prehay, who was Colonel for 33 years and the longest serving leader of the Windward Maroons, had steadily maintained the tradition of the solid leadership that his predecessors and compatriots had come to be known for.The Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister expressed condolences to Colonel Prehay’s widow, his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and to Colonel Pink the current Colonel and people of Scott’s Hall.last_img read more

Montréal Will be Lit up in Colour This Winter

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Twittercenter_img Quotes“During MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, our city will celebrate our northern climate and showcase our strengths in unique ways, notably through the use of interactive media arts. Through its dynamism and creativity, this event delivers a uniquely Montréal experience in an unusual setting.”– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage“By shining a light on the heart of winter, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE makes the entire city shine. Each year, the variety of activities and the brilliant, breathtaking program dazzle festival-goers from near and far. The Government of Canada is pleased to support events that have a positive impact on tourism and the local economy and that resonate far beyond the city and the country.”– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec RegionsQuick FactsFounded in 2000, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE is a winter festival that attracts nearly one million visitors to the Quartier des spectacles each year.The 19th annual MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE festival will run from February 22 to March 4, 2018, and the theme will be knowledge transfer. The event will feature discussions between top culinary schools and a partnership with the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ).The fine dining component will offer dozens of activities and showcase the North Shore as this year’s featured region.The artistic component will include about 120 shows, including music, dance, circus and theatre, while the outdoor site, iLLUMiNART, will return for a second edition with its luminous, interactive installations.Associated LinksMONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRECanada Arts Presentation FundQuebec Economic Development ProgramCanada’s New Tourism Vision Canadian Heritage is investing $110,000 in the 2018 edition of the festival, through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund. This support will help deliver a multidisciplinary program featuring new media and will help showcase the talent and creativity of Canadian and international artists. Canadian Heritage also provided an additional $22,500 to accommodate an international delegation of broadcasters at the festival.The funding allocated by CED totals $751,000 over two years (2017 and 2018) and comes in the form of a non-refundable contribution under the Quebec Economic Development Program. This funding will be used to market and promote the festival in international markets to attract tourists to Montréal and thereby generate significant spinoffs that will benefit all residents of Montréal. It also made possible the design and implementation of an exclusive activity for the 2017 edition: curling en lumière. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment MONTRÉAL – Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), announced that the Government of Canada will be providing funding to the 19th annual MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE festival, which will run from February 22 to March 4, 2018.last_img read more