Media Advisory - MONOPOLY Here and Now: Montreal Passes GO!



    MONTREAL, Aug. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Congratulations Montreal! After
5 million worldwide votes have been cast, Montreal has earned a coveted spot
on the first ever MONOPOLY Here & Now: The World Edition game board. Montreal
will occupy the dark blue property traditionally owned by Boardwalk.
    Join Mayor Gérald Tremblay, Isabelle Hudon President and CEO of the Board
of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, President and CEO of Tourisme Montréal,
Charles Lapointes, Raymond Bachand, Minister of Economic Development,
Innovation and Export Trade and Minister of Tourism, and Mr. Monopoly at Quays
of the Old-Port of Montreal, Place des Vestiges, TODAY, Wednesday, August 20th
to celebrate! Beginning at 12:00 p.m., people will have the opportunity to
travel around the world on a life-sized MONOPOLY board, experiencing the
culture and traditions of some of the world's greatest cities. To help
celebrate the launch in jet-set style, Expedia.ca, Canada's most visited
full-service online travel service, will be giving away a trip for two to any
destination on the board.

    
        What:     The reveal of the cities that were voted onto the new
                  MONOPOLY Here & Now: The World Edition game board!

        Who:      Mayor Gérald Tremblay
                  Isabelle Hudon, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of
                  Metropolitan Montreal
                  Charles Lapointe, President and CEO of Tourisme Montréal
                  Raymond Bachand, Minister of Economic Development,
                  Innovation and Export Trade and Minister of Tourism
                  Mr. Monopoly!

        When:     Wednesday, August 20, 2008
                  Event runs from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
                  Remarks at 2:00 pm

        Where:    Quays of the Old-Port of Montreal, "Place des Vestiges"
                  Montreal, QC
    




For further information:

For further information: Mariane Leduc, (514) 717-7324,
mariane.leduc@edelman.com; Rosalie Bergeron, (514) 823-9364,
rosalie.bergeron@edelman.com

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