Appointment to the National Gallery of Canada Board of Trustees

August 6, 2009

Ottawa (Ontario) Canada

The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Guy Bourgeois as a member of the National Gallery of Canada's Board of Trustees.

"I am pleased that Mr. Bourgeois has accepted to serve on the Board of Trustees," said Minister Moore. "His extensive background in marketing, combined with his artistic flair as an amateur photographer and digital artist, will be a valuable asset for the Board."

Mr. Bourgeois is currently the national director of marketing/communications at Rogers Wireless, overseeing the market for the Fido brand. He has held various senior positions in branding and advertising since joining the company in 1997.

Mr. Bourgeois is also himself an artist. Over the past 11 years, some of his work has been exhibited at various locations in Montréal, including the O Patro Vys, the Quartier électro Gallery, the Wilder and Davis Gallery, and the Université de Montréal.

Mr. Bourgeois is a marketing graduate from the Université de Moncton, with studies in communications at the University of British Columbia and in advertising at the Université de Montréal.

The National Gallery of Canada Corporation is responsible for the management of the National Gallery of Canada and its affiliate, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. It develops, maintains, and promotes-throughout Canada and internationally-a collection of both historic and contemporary art with special, but not exclusive, reference to Canada. It furthers knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment of art in general among all Canadians. For more information, visit the Corporation's website at www.gallery.ca .

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