CITY OF MONTREAL - OFFICE OF THE MAYOR/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CITY OF MONTREAL - OFFICE OF THE MAYOR/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

September 20, 2005 13:41 ET

City of Montreal/New Chinese Community Cultural Centre in Montreal: A place for the Development and Promotion of Chinese Culture

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 20, 2005) - Mr. Gerald Tremblay, mayor of the City of Montreal, participated today in a guided tour of the new Chinese Community Cultural Centre of Montreal, accompanied by the Chairman of the Board, Mr. J. K. Wong, Vice Chair, Ms. Pierrette Wong, and a number of representatives from the Chinese community and other Montreal cultural communities.

"For more than 20 years, the Chinese community in Montreal has dreamed of and worked to set up a Chinese community cultural centre," said Mr. Tremblay. Today, our Administration is proud to make this dream a reality, thanks to a $3.8 million investment to complete this project and the close collaboration of the Chinese community."

Mr. Tremblay took the opportunity to share how proud he is of the City of Montreal, a city that encourages ethno-cultural communities to achieve their full potential. "Their ever greater presence is a source of enrichment that benefits all Montrealers," said the mayor. "For our city to succeed, we need everyone's talents. The contribution of ethno-cultural communities, the Chinese community in particular, is essential to our future," he added. Mayor Tremblay also took the opportunity to congratulate Mr. Wong for his perseverance and commitment to the pursuit and completion of this project.

The entire population of Montreal, in addition to the Chinese community, will benefit from this centre, which will encourage the development of Chinese culture in all its forms. The new centre will be a meeting place that will make it easier to hold social activities and meetings with the rest of Quebec society, including the various cultural communities in Montreal. It will also serve as an exhibition centre, where visual arts and film will be shown and language courses, calligraphy workshops, Tai Chi and various courses, workshops and social activities will be offered. The facility will also have a library offering an impressive collection of Chinese and Mandarin documents.

The Chinese Community Cultural Centre of Montreal, located at 1088, Clark St., will open officially to the public in November.

Contact Information

  • Source:
    Office of the Mayor and the Executive Committee
    Darren Becker
    (514) 872-6412
    or
    Information:
    Service du développement culturel, de la qualité
    du milieu de vie et de la diversité ethnoculturelle
    Mylene Bernard
    (514) 868-5103