Quebec Minister of Culture at our AGM to greet our community
Yesterday, at the opening our annual general meeting, we had the honour of receiving the Quebec Minister of Culture and Communications, Nathalie Roy, who graciously offered her greetings and praise to our community. Marie-Claude Bouillon, Chair of our Board of Directors, and Christine Bouchard, our Executive Director, both expressed to her, on behalf of the entire circus community, their gratitude for listening to the sector's call and responding to its crying needs.
Anne-Marie Jean, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec's President and CEO, and Véronique Fontaine, Director of Support for Creation and Production Organizations, were also present to discuss their new accelerated grants for artists and arts organizations, for which $10 million is dedicated to the circus arts sector.
We are very grateful for their time! We would also like to thank the 151 people who participated in this meeting and the 120 who stayed logged in to attend our virtual AGM chaired by Stéphane Lavoie, during which Marie-Claude Bouillon and Christine Bouchard presented the highlights of 2019 and the outlook for 2020. The proposal to renew the terms of the outgoing directors was also unanimously adopted.
For those who could not be with us, the 2019 annual report will soon be available, in full English translation, on our website.