November 14th, 2018

Philanthropists, Father and Son

Philanthropists, Father and Son
Rendez-vous Arts et affaires

Pointe-à-Callière’s Next Generation of Philanthropists, in collaboration with the Brigade Arts Affaires de Montréal, invite you to:

The 11th edition of Les grandes histoires arts affaires on Wednesday, November 14, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm, featuring a talk entitled Philanthropists, Father and Son.

As part of the unveiling of a unique commemorative site—the birthplace of Montréal and a legacy project for the city’s 375th anniversary—Pointe-à-Callière is giving you the opportunity to meet three people who each played a role in bringing this project to fruition. At this event,

  • David McAusland, Partner at McCarthy Tétrault and Co-Chair of Pointe-à-Callière’s Major Fundraising Campaign
  • Ben McAusland, member of Pointe-à-Callière’s Next Generation of Philanthropists since 2013
  • Francine Lelièvre, Executive Director of Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex

will welcome you to the Fort Ville-Marie-Québecor Pavilion and the Memory Collector.

The City of Montréal’s most important legacy project for its 375th anniversary, the new pavilion inaugurated at Pointe-à-Callière last year is built atop archaeological remains and the very soil trod upon by Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve, Jeanne Mance, and some forty other pioneers who made their way here from France to found Montréal in 1642. With the showcasing of the Fort Ville-Marie site—the first settlement housing the “Montréalistes”—, the public is being given a chance to enter a major historical site and to experience moving encounters with a small group of men and women whose courage and determination continue to inspire Montrealers to this day. To get there, visitors make their way through the Memory Collector, reflecting archival images of Montrealers that are broken down into particles of light and then projected onto the walls of the collector sewer.

This event will also be an occasion to speak to the Museum’s Executive Director, Francine Lelièvre, about the major fundraising campaign, on which David McAusland has been collaborating and which has allowed for these new developments at the Museum. Today, Ben McAusland is taking up the baton as a member of the young philanthropists group created by the Foundation.