Media invitation - Extension of the agreement between the World Anti-Doping Agency and Montréal International



    MONTREAL, May 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal International (MI) and the World
Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) invite media representatives to attend the official
signature ceremony of the extension of the agreement between WADA and MI. This
agreement will allow WADA headquarters to stay in Montréal until 2021. The
event will take place on Friday, May 8, at 11:00 a.m., at the WADA
headquarters (reception hall), 17th floor, Stock Exchange Tower, 800 Place
Victoria, in Montréal.
    The Canadian Minister of State for Sport, the Honourable Gary Lunn, the
Québec Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for the
Francophonie, Mr. Pierre Arcand, the WADA President, the Honourable John
Fahey, as well as the MI Chairman of the Board, Mr. Pierre Brunet will attend
the event.

    About World Anti-Doping Agency

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the international independent
organization created in 1999 to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight
against doping in sport in all its forms. The Agency is composed and funded
equally by the sports movement and governments of the world. Its key
activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping
capacities and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code - the document
harmonizing regulations regarding anti-doping in all sports and all countries.

    About Montréal International

    Montréal International was created in 1996 as a result of a
private/public partnership. Its mission is to contribute to the economic
development of Greater Montréal and to enhance its international status. Its
mandates include attracting foreign investment, international organizations
and qualified workforce, and supporting the development of innovation and
metropolitan clusters. Montréal International is financed by the private
sector, the Governments of Canada and Québec, the Communauté métropolitaine de
Montréal and the City of Montréal. For more information, visit
www.montrealinternational.com.

    REMINDER

    
    WHAT:   Official signature ceremony of the extension of the agreement
            between the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and Montréal
            International (MI)

    WHO:    The Honourable Gary Lunn, Canadian Minister of State for Sport
            Mr. Pierre Arcand, Québec Minister of International Relations and
            Minister responsible for the Francophonie
            The Honourable John Fahey, WADA President
            Mr. Pierre Brunet, MI Chairman of the Board

    WHEN:   Friday, May 8, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.

    WHERE:  World Anti-Doping Agency Headquarters (WADA)
            Stock Exchange Tower
            800 Place Victoria (17th floor, reception hall),  Montréal
    




For further information:

For further information: Benoît Lefèvre, Communication Advisor, Montréal
International, (514) 987-9323, benoit.lefevre@montrealinternational.com


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