“We are very proud to be the new recipients of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec, along with actress and filmmaker Paule Baillargeon, author Jocelyne Saucier (2021), the co-creator of Cirque du Soleil, Gilles Ste-Croix (2016), the artistic director of the Festival international Présence autochtone, André Dudemaine (2019) as well as the filmmaker André Melançon (2016), who are all from Abitibi-Témiscamingue »
-Jacques Matte, President of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue International Film Festival-
Montreal, May 10, 2023 – The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec is proud to announce today the 13 personalities who will become members of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec. Paule Baillargeon, Lucie Boissinot, Shana Carroll, René Richard Cyr, Louis Dallaire, Michèle Lapointe, Ranee Lee, Jacques Matte, Caroline Monnet, Guy Parent, Jocelyn Robert, Richard Séguin and Larry Tremblay will receive the title of Compagne or Compagnon des arts et des Lettres du Québec at an insignia ceremony that’s going to be held on May 29 at the Espace orange in the Wilder building in Montreal.
This prestigious distinction granted by the Council pays tribute to these personalities from the cultural milieu for their remarkable contribution to the development and reputation of excellence of the arts and letters of Quebec here and abroad. Short biographies of the recipients can be found in the annex.
“Quebec’s cultural milieu is rich, stimulating, and diversified. It shines all around the world thanks to the invaluable contribution of our passionate artists and professionals, whose achievements enrich our lives daily. These personalities make, each in their own way, Quebec culture, and their contribution must be underlined. On behalf of the Council, I congratulate the 13 recipients whom I look forward to welcoming into the great family of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec. – Sylvain Lafrance, President, Order of Arts and Letters of Quebec
“It is an honor to once again be a partner of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec to highlight the artistic excellence and the exceptional journey of artists, craftsmen, professionals, and managers from Quebec’s cultural milieu as well. On behalf of our cooperative, I salute the talent and achievements of those who join the Order this year and thank them for their contribution to the vitality and richness of our culture. – Marie-Christine Cojocaru, General Manager, Caisse Desjardins de la Culture
To see the full press release from the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec, click here
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