Bulletin de santé trimestriel, octobre 2010, volume 4, numéro 2

AWARDS, DISTINCTIONS AND PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Robert Lepage stages the most ambitious project in the history of New York’s Metropolitan Opera: Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung trilogy

Robert Lepage and Ex Machina were invited by New York’s Metropolitan Opera to stage this ambitious project—and they carried it off brilliantly! The invitation reflects the high degree of skill and recognition enjoyed by the director and his Quebec City-based company. Hailed as the highlight of the 2010 opera season, the premiere was simulcast on giant video screens in Times Square. A smashing success!

Over the summer, Mr. Lepage put the finishing touches on Cirque du Soleil’s latest opus TOTEM, a show that reinvents the “big top” circus concept and retraces the human race’s fascinating journey from its primitive amphibian roots to its ultimate desire of flying! Mr. Lepage was also presented with the Dora Mavor Moore Award for The Nightingale and Other Fables, which was produced at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto in October 2009. The show was subsequently staged at the Aix-en-Provence Lyric Festival in July 2010 and at the Lyon Opera in the fall of 2010.

Quebec International and Quebec City metropolitan region win four awards

Quebec International and the Quebec City metropolitan region won four awards at the joint conference of the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) and the Quebec Association of Economic Development Professionals (APDEQ), which attracted 400 participants to Quebec City from September 19-21.

Quebec City: second-safest city in the country

According to a Statistics Canada survey of crimes reported by police departments in 2009, Quebec City continues to be one of the safest places in Canada.

H2O Innovation and Coveo ranked among Canada’s fastest-growing technology firms

H2O Innovation, a leader in the area of water treatment solutions, and Coveo, an ITC leader, placed 23rd and 34th respectively in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50, which honours the fastest-growing Canadian tech companies over a five-year period.

IRB 2010

IRB 2010, the fourth annual ranking of the province’s happiest cities (www.indicedebonheur.com), has put Repentigny back into the number-one position, which it held in the very first ranking back in 2007. Quebec City rose from 22nd to 12th place, while Montreal recorded its best performance in four years with an 18th-place finish.