Mosaïcultures Internationales is considering Gatineau and the National Capital Region (NCR) for its next exhibition, Mosaïcultures Canada 150/2017
Gatineau, February 25, 2015. – Gatineau is working with Mosaïcultures Internationales on developing the Mosaïcultures Canada 150/2017 pre-project. This major exhibition aims to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation in 2017.
The pre-project will be used to specify the required arrangements and the financial plan for the exhibition. Based on the findings, work could then begin on setting up the event. The NCC will reserve Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau and Nepean Point in Ottawa for this exhibition. It would run from June to October 2017.
The Comité gatinois des fêtes du 150e anniversaire has identified this project as a priority, and supports the pre-project.
|●||Gatineau is taking part in this study through Développement économique – CLD Gatineau (DE – CLD Gatineau) with a $175,000 investment.|
|●||Mosaïcultures Internationales is investing the same amount as Gatineau, for a total of $350,000.|
|●||The report on the pre-feasibility study is expected to be tabled in late April 2015.|
|●||The study will address the following points, in particular:|
• the concept for the event and the different themes related to the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation;
• the program and the general plan for the site of the event;
• drawings illustrating the major works;
• entertainment at the site, general maintenance, care of the greenery, ticketing and other related services;
• the cost estimates and the identification of possible revenue sources making up the project's financial plan;
• attendance projections and revenues from ticket sales;
• the economic and tourism impact of the event; and
• an assessment of a possible lifetime installation from the event.
“The NCR and Gatineau are ideal locations for Mosaïcultures Canada 150/2017. This exhibition would provide the opportunity to discover aspects of the history, landscapes and cultures that shaped our country's identity. The partners, the NCC, Gatineau, DE – CLD Gatineau, the Comité du 150e and Tourisme Outaouais are very excited about the prospects. We are convinced that such an event, unique in the world, would become the flagship event of the 150th. Other partners will also be approached, including the federal and provincial governments, and the First Nations. We would also like to work with the National Gallery and the Canadian Museum of History,” indicated Mosaïcultures Internationales Executive Vice-President and General Manager Lise Cormier.
“We would be very happy if Mosaïcultures Internationales took place in Gatineau in 2017. With some 50 works, this exhibition would become the unmissable event in Gatineau. Not only would it put Gatineau on the map, but it would generate significant economic and tourism benefits. This is truly a fine example of how cultural tourism can work as a lever for economic development in a city and a region,” indicated Gatineau Mayor and DE – CLD Gatineau President Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin.
“Holding this kind of event in Gatineau would fulfill each and every one of the objectives set by the Comité du 150e anniversaire. For one thing, it would enhance Gatineau's and the Outaouais' reputation, and for another it would have long-term benefits. This commemorative activity would also instill a sense of belonging in Gatineau residents. What a beautiful national and international showcase for Gatineau, one of the access points for tourists to Quebec,” added the co-chairs of the Comité du 150e anniversaire du Canada, the President of Tourisme Outaouais, Manuela Texeira, and Gatineau Municipal Councillor Maxime Tremblay.
“I am delighted with the interest of Mosaïcultures Internationales to visit the Capital as a major attraction for Canada's 150th in 2017," said Dr. Mark Kristmanson, Chief Executive Officer of the NCC. "As stewards of the Capital, we have reserved both Jacques Cartier Park and Nepean Point for this innovative and high profile event.”
|M. Maxime Tremblay, co-chairs of the Comité du 150e anniversaire du Canada and Gatineau Municipal Councillor, Mme Lise Cormier, Mosaïcultures Internationales Executive Vice-President and General Manager, M. Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin, Gatineau Mayor and DE – CLD Gatineau President, M. Mark Kristmanson, Ph. D., Chief Executive Officer of the NCC, and Mme Manuela Teixeira, co-chairs of the Comité du 150e anniversaire du Canada and the President of Tourisme Outaouais.|