The Deputy High Commissioner Claude Boucher and his wife Isabelle Mignault were the very gracious hosts for an elegant cultural evening December 6th 2011. They opened their lovely home to the Maple Leaf Trust for this fundraising event. Attendees were given a very interesting and thoughtful speech by the Quebec Deputy Minister of Culture, Status of Women and Communication Sylvie Barcelo. Her topic was ‘Promoting Culture in a Global Environment: the Quebec Experience’. We were also entertained by musician Alexander MacSween, a Canadian composer from Montreal who stretched our musical appreciation with a very experimental composition on the piano with an instantaneous computer play back.

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The evening was very well atttended and enjoyed by all. The Maple Leaf Trust was truly grateful for the funds raised that evening and thank Mr. Boucher and his wife Isabelle for organising such a splendid evening.Submitted by Patty Bell