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A new honour for the Executive Director of Pointe-à-Callière
Francine Lelièvre receives the Order of Canada
for her exceptional contribution to the Canadian museum sector

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Andrew Molson appointed Chairman of the board of directors of 
Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal’s Archaeology and History Complex
Montreal, November 19, 2014 — Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal’s Archaeology and History Complex, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Andrew Molson as Chairman of the board of directors. 
Mr. Molson is Chairman of RES PUBLICA Consulting Group—the parent company of NATIONAL Public Relations, Canada’s largest public relations consultancy—and of Cohn & Wolfe | Canada. Highly involved in the community, Mr. Molson is also Vice-Chairman of Molson Coors Brewing Company, and a member of the board of directors of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club, Groupe Deschênes Inc., and the Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. 

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The Pointe-à-Callière Foundation and the National Bank have launched an all-new contest for Quebec high school students: Archaeologist for a Day!

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Montréal, August 4, 2014 – On August 4, 1701, Louis-Hector de Callière, Governor of New France, and the delegates of 39 aboriginal nations signed the treaty marking the Great Peace of Montréal, on the very site of Pointe-à-Callière. This unique event was a decisive milestone in the history of Montréal and of international diplomacy.

To commemorate this historic episode, Pointe-à-Callière is launching an all-new virtual exhibition entitled 1701, The Great Peace of Montréal that immerses us in the fascinating story of this diplomatic and cultural saga, explaining its impact at the time and its repercussions on society today. This online exhibit was developed through a partnership with the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) at, an initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

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Pointe-à-Callière takes on the ambience of a marketplace in New France for its popular Pointe-à-Callière’s Public Market, which takes place free of charge in Old Montréal, in the area around the Museum. The event offers visitors a chance to travel back in time to the days of New France: merchants, entertainers, craftspeople, farmers, and Natives—all in period costume—will meet at the marketplace, all around Place Royale, to joyfully liven up the site.

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