June was an important month for the protection of water in the Midwest and the provinces near the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. At the 19th Annual Conference of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, several proposals were made and adopted in Action Plan 2030 to protect the Great Lakes.
The Pride Month 2019 edition began in Boystown! On June 22 and 23, Kerith W. Iverson and Martin Dionne from the Québec Offices in Chicago (DQC) joined Pride Montreal for the 19th Pride Fest in Chicago. They were accompanied by more than 100,000 people to celebrate LGBTQ + life, culture and community.
Cooperation between Quebec and the Midwest drone industries is taking flight. In April-May 2019, a mission of 9 of the top organizations representing Quebec’s unmanned aerial system (UAS) sector touched down in Chicago at the occasion of the AUVSI Xponential conference. AUVSI Xponential is the benchmark event for the North American drone industry, attracting more than 8,500 visitors and 700 exhibitors annually.
As part of the French-Canadian Day, a Québec and United States flag raising ceremony is scheduled at 13:00 P.M. on June 23th at campagnone Common located on 200 Common St., Lawrence, MA,
followed by a concert by Marie-Line Morin at Corpus Christi Church.
The NH PoutineFest, organized by the Franco-American Center of New Hampshire as part of the Franco-American Heritage Day and Québec National Day,celebrates poutine, the French-Canadian culinary masterpiece .
This month the Government Office of Québec in Chicago and Export Québec partnered with Chicago’s Merchandise Mart in order to put on a special edition of the Stylemax apparel market. Attendees of the Mart’s April Stylemax show were invited to take part in a number of initiatives organized around the Montréal Collections network of fashion, footwear, and accessories designers.
The Québec Government Office in London has collaborated with the magazine ICI Londres on a special Québec issue, on the occasion of Québec’s National Day and the concert of Céline Dion at Hyde Park in early July.
Since April 29, 2019, the Québec Government Office in Chicago (DQC) has welcomed a new intern Mr. Kevin Fleury-Filteau to his team. Mr. Fleury-Filteau will support the DQC as an Officer in Public and Economic Affairs until July 12, 2019.