BROMONT, QC, Aug. 19, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The organizing committee for the Bromont World Equestrian Games (WEG), COJEM 2018, announced today that its Executive Director, Paul Côté, is leaving the organization to take up new challenges. Well known for his involvement in the Canadian equestrian community, particularly as President of the Fédération équestre du Québec (FEQ), Mr. Côté played a determining role in the process leading to obtaining the 2018 World Equestrian Games and for the inception of communication, planning and financing activities.
"We owe a lot to Mr. Côté, who invested a lot of time and energy in successfully establishing the foundations of the COJEM, such as the Bromont candidacy nomination and the original team, and we are very grateful", underlined Andrée Corriveau, Communications Director for the organizing committee.
Already aware of Mr. Côté's departure, the Board of Directors quickly put together a committee to arrange for Mr. Côté's successor at the head of COJEM. In the interim, the team in place, in collaboration with its regional partners and the different equestrian federations, will continue to manage the operations, the setting up of the infrastructures and the marketing activities for the 2018 World Equestrian Games.
About the World Equestrian Games
The 2018 World Equestrian Games (WEG), held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle, will be held in Bromont from August 11 to 26, 2018. They include eight disciplines, of which four are Fédération équestre internationale (FEI) Olympic disciplines. The very first FEI WEG took place in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1990. Since then they have been presented in The Hague in the Netherlands in 1994, Rome, Italy in 1998, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain in 2002, Aachen, Germany in 2006, and finally in Kentucky, in the United-States in 2010. The 2014 WEG were held in Normandy, France.
It is the first time in the history of the World Equestrian games that this prestigious event will be held in Canada, and the second time outside the European continent. The 2018 WEG represent the biggest sporting event ever presented in Canada. They will attract 1 000 riders from 65 countries and we estimate that 500 000 spectators will come to the different discipline events.
For further information: Andrée Corriveau, Communications Director, COJEM Bromont 2018, 514.561.8227