James Donovan, Grand Marshall of the 2013 Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec

James Donovan, Grand Marshall of the 2013 Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec

James_DonovanQuébec, February 21, 2013 – The organising committee of the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec is pleased to announce the Grand Marshall of the 4th edition of our event, Mr. James Donovan.

Mr. Donovan, a Quebecker of Irish ancestry, is Vice-President of the Corporation pour la mise en valeur de Grosse-Île. The Parks Canada Irish Memorial Historic Site commemorates the tragic history of mid-19th century Irish immigrants, and is the largest Irish burial grounds outside of Ireland.

From 1989 to 2004, Mr. Donovan worked as a businessman in the Québec area, acting as Vice-President of the Société de promotion économique du Québec métropolitain. This period would give rise to a new business model in Québec, knowledge-based economy, to which he contributed significantly.

Mr. Donovan’s involvement in the promotion of Irish culture and heritage in Québec includes L’Été irlandais/The Irish Summer (1987), the installation of the Celtic Cross at Parc-de-l’Artillerie (2000), and the arrival of the replica Famine ship, the Jeanie Johnston (2003).
The parade’s organising committee is thus very proud to recognise his tireless and dedicated contributions to the preservation of our Irish heritage, as well as to our business community in naming him Grand Marshall of the Défilé de la Saint-Patrick de Québec 2013.

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