Story Highlights A total of 179 Jamaicans, who have contributed to nation building, will be officially recognised on National Heroes Day. A total of 179 outstanding Jamaicans, who have contributed to nation building, will be officially recognised at the National Honours and Awards ceremony on National Heroes Day, Monday, October 21, on the lawns of King’s House.One hundred and fifty-two civilians will receive civil honours including the Order of Merit, Order of Jamaica, Order of Distinction (commander and officer class), and the Badge of Honour for Long and Faithful Service.These civil honours may be conferred on any distinguished citizen of Jamaica or another country, who has achieved eminent local or international distinction in areas including Science, and the Arts, Literature, among others.The highest civilian honour, which is the Order of Merit, will be conferred posthumously on Dr. the Hon. Olive Lewin, OJ, CD, for her distinguished service in the fields of Folk Music Research and Performance, and Music Education. She is already a member of the classes of the Order of Jamaica and the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander.Meanwhile, 27 members of the uniformed service, including the Jamaica Defence Force, Jamaica Constabulary Force, the Department of Correctional Services and the Jamaica Fire Brigade, will receive medals of honour for gallantry and meritorious service.The badge of honour for gallantry is conferred upon persons who have performed acts of gallantry or heroism or who have shown great courage in circumstances of extreme danger.Under the National Honours and Awards Act, promulgated on July 18, 1969, provision is made for those outstanding Jamaicans to be conferred with one of the honours of the Orders of the six Societies of Honour.The six honours are: Order of National Hero, Order of the Nation, Order of Excellence, Order of Merit, Order of Jamaica and the Order of Distinction. There is also the Medal or Badge of Honour, which recognises gallantry and meritorious service.Civil honours are awarded on the advice of the Prime Minister to the Governor-General based on nominations received from members of the public or Members of Parliament, Mayors and Custodes. The highest civilian honour, which is the Order of Merit, will be conferred posthumously on Dr. the Hon. Olive Lewin, OJ, CD. The six types of honours are: Order of National Hero, Order of the Nation, Order of Excellence, Order of Merit, Order of Jamaica and the Order of Distinction.
Milk+Bookies’ annual Story Time Celebration took place in LA on Sunday, bringing families together to enjoy an afternoon of reading books, participating in story-inspired arts & crafts and most importantly, teaching the importance of giving back.Magic Characters entertained the children with music provided by DJ Groovy David, making Story Time Celebration a highly anticipated event for the whole family.Among the stars who attended were Julie Bowen, Josh Dallas, Amanda Peet, Jason Biggs, Jenna Elfman, Jerry Ferrara, Mark Feuerstein, Dana Kelin, Dan Bucatinsky, Peyton List, Max Greenfield, Johnathon Schaech, Tom Everett Scott, Stefan Lessard and Marla Sokoloff.Milk + Bookies is a nationwide charitable organization that gets books into the hands of thousands of children who need them. At Milk + Bookies events, boys and girls are provided the opportunity to select, purchase and inscribe books that are then donated to their peers who do not have access to books of their own. The organization combines two essential and worthwhile efforts: Service Learning and Literacy Promotion. Just as important as the book donations, is instilling the seed of giving into each participant, sparking feelings of importance, self-confidence and the desire to give and give again. For additional information, visit www.milkandbookies.org or call 310.393.3201.
“Springtime in Montréal always has a special vibe, and this festive, happy and electric evening captures that feeling perfectly. It’s a terrific event to organize, and it supports a vital cause: the Foundation of the MAC. Being a part of it is a very hands-on way to support the Foundation and, in so doing, remind people of the importance of contemporary art in the affirmation and development of our culture and its immeasurable value to our society,” says Stefanie Stergiotis(Transat A.T.), Co-chair of the Printemps du MAC Organizing Committee.ELO LEO: A timeless soirée enlivened by beatnik sounds and geometric designsCreated by La Maison W, in collaboration with the Printemps du MAC Organizing Committee, the evening theme is a phonetic salute to Leonard Cohen’s work and will cap the Leonard Cohen – Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything exhibition in memorable fashion.The theme is also inspired by the beatnik movement. “This period is synonymous with freedom and rebirth, just like spring. So we took this artistic movement and added a touch of modern. As soon as guests arrive, they will be immersed in a monochromatic graphic universe, where shapes, lines, curves and crosshatching will create a hypnotic effect,” explains Nikolaos Lerakis, Managing Director at La Maison W Montréal.TICKETS ON SALE NOWPrice: $175A receipt for charitable donations will be issued for the eligible portion of the amount.To buy tickets:www.printempsdumac.comOr contact us at 514-847-6272 / [email protected] du MAC 2018 Organizing Committee, Montréal’s can’t-miss event this springThe Foundation of the MAC wishes to offer its heartfelt thanks to Honorary Chair Martin-Luc Archambault (AmpMe), Co-chairs Alexandra Mohsen (SSENSE Canada) and Stefanie Stergiotis (Transat A.T.), as well as the members of the Printemps du MAC 2018 Organizing Committee, who so graciously put in the time and effort to make the event a success.Members: Alexandra De Roy (SNC-Lavalin), Ariane Bisaillon (Blakes), Catherine Plourde (De Grandpré Joli-Coeur), Isabelle Nazon (McCarthy Tétrault), Luana-Ann Church (Quebecor), Lysandre Laferrière (Gowling WLG), Marie-Josée Therrien (BDC), Marion-Isabelle Muszynski (BNC), Shady Ahmad (Budge Studios), Virginie Bourgeois (Danone Waters), Annette Nguyen (Newad), Benjamin Lessard-Nguyen (Freedom 55 Financial), Isabelle Nazon (McCarthy), Marc-Antoine Dufresne(BFL Canada), Sophie La Flèche (Stingray).Printemps du MAC was created in 2006 as a means to raise awareness among younger generations of contemporary art and the crucial role the MAC plays in protecting and promoting this heritage in Quebec, Canada and the world.Every year, the event dazzles under the guidance of the Printemps du MAC Organizing Committee, a group of young philanthropists passionate about contemporary art, whose mission is to plan a unique event with genuine added value for guests as well as provide the MAC with exposure benefitting the Foundation of the Musée d’art contemporain.Since its inception, the Printemps du MAC event has raised nearly $1,200,000 for the Foundation. When you buy tickets, you are supporting the MAC and its Foundation in a very real way, while also contributing to our society’s cultural and artistic enhancement.About the MAC FoundationThe Foundation of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is dedicated to supporting the museum in its various activities, with a focus on building the collection, mounting exhibitions and maintaining educational programs. To achieve this mission, the Foundation’s mandate is to raise funds from organizations and individuals interested in promoting and preserving contemporary art from Québec, Canada and abroad. In this way, the Foundation helps raise the profile of the collection at the heart of Canada’s premier institution devoted exclusively to contemporary art.About the Musée d’art contemporain de MontréalLocated in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal makes today’s art a vital part of Montréal and Québec life. For more than fifty years, this vibrant museum has brought together local and international artists, their works and an ever growing public. It is also a place of discovery, offering visitors experiences that are continually changing and new, and often unexpected and stirring. The Musée presents temporary exhibitions devoted to outstanding and relevant current artists who provide their own, particular insight into our society, as well as exhibitions of works drawn from the museum’s extensive permanent collection. They may feature every form of expression: digital and sound works, installations, paintings, sculptures, ephemeral pieces, and more. In addition to its wide range of educational activities familiarizing the general public with contemporary art, the Musée organizes unique artistic performances and festive events. It is a window onto a myriad of avant-garde expressions that extend the reach of art throughout the city and beyond.macm.org/en/About La Maison WLa Maison W has offices in Montreal and Paris, comprising a team of strategic advisors, designers, architects and copywriters. La Maison W mobilizes its expertise in design, branding and architecture to help brands build unique and memorable client experiences. La Maison W’s most notable clients include Maripier Morin, Ivanhoé-Cambridge, Montreal Museumof Contemporary Art, Roland-Garros, Sofitel and Pernod Ricard. The Printemps du MAC (CNW Group/Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Facebook MONTRÉAL, March 15, 2018 – The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) is the place to be this coming Friday, April 13, from 9 p.m. on, when it holds the 12th edition of the famous Printemps du MAC event. The exceptional event, inspired by this year’s theme ELO LEO, will offer a nod to Leonard Cohen with a geometric take on the Beat culture, and will take place in a museum that has been utterly transformed for the occasion. All proceeds from the evening will go to the Musée Foundation, whose mission is to support the MAC in its various areas of activity: building the collection, producing exhibitions, promoting contemporary art and offering educational programs.This essential event on Montréal’s spring social calendar is well known for its inventive celebratory style, its eye-popping themes, its trendy attendees and its avant-garde taste. This year, the event will once again welcome more than 1,000 young professionals to an exclusive cocktail reception where all present will be invited to share in cultural and gastronomic discovery. Throughout the evening, participants will be able to groove to the music of DJ Thomas H, bid on various prizes offered in the silent auction and enjoy a very special opportunity to visit the Musée’s exhibitions in a unique, elegant and festive atmosphere.“What makes this event unlike any other fundraiser is its twofold mission: raise money to support the MAC’s activities and expose young professionals to contemporary art by having them spend an evening at the Musée,” explains Alexandra Mohsen (SSENCE), Co-chair of the Printemps du MAC Organizing Committee. “It’s much more than a party. The Committee plans the artistic side of the evening for months to put on an event like no other, year after year.” Advertisement Login/Register With: