Only 1000 days until the 2018 World Equestrian Games(TM) in Bromont

BROMONT, QC, Nov. 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Organizing Committee for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian GamesTM (COJEM) welcomed the citizens of Bromont yesterday to an information session at the St-François-Xavier church. The session was presented in two parts: to inform the public of the progress in the preparations and also to highlight the fact that only 1000 days remain until the event is held from August 11 to 26, 2018 on the Equestrian Site of the 1976 Olympic Games.

The President of the Board of Directors of the Organizing Committee for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian GamesTM (COJEM), François Duffar, unveiled the new logo which is based on a giant letter B to emphasize the host city and the colour red, representing the Canadian flag. In continuation of the branding developed for the 2014 games in Normandy, the logo includes a rider's head merging with the shape of a horse to reflect the close, harmonious relationship between the rider and their mount.

During his presentation of the Board of Directors' team, François Duffar stated that "these games will be held by determined people, with an entrepreneurial spirit and the passionate hearts of champions."

Luc Fournier, the President and Director General, reassured the residents of Bromont and the region, who were present at the event, on a number of issues including housing, transportation, the promotion of the region's economic development and restaurants, sustainable development, and the well-being of the animals. "These Games will be a success if the residents of Bromont and the surrounding area are on our side from the start because we need your support and trust to succeed. One thousand (1000) days is both a long and a very short time, and the job before us is huge", said Mr. Fournier.

The Mayor of Bromont, Pauline Quinlan, seized the opportunity to reaffirm the Ville's support for the World Equestrian Games and the commitment of the entire population to this event.

The Member of Parliament for the riding of Brome-Missisquoi, Denis Paradis, underscored all of the benefits that will stem from this ambitious project, as well as the pride that the international exposure of these Games will create in Bromont and the entire region.

It should be noted that COJEM can count on the financial support of the Ville de Bromont, the Government of Quebec, and that of Canada for this major tourist and sporting event that will generate significant benefits in Bromont, as well as in several regions of the province of Quebec.

In summary:

From August 11 to 26, 2018
65 countries
1000 riders
1000 horses
Eight disciplines
1500 media representatives
270 specialized photographers
2700 attendants

Notes to editors:

Other than Lexington, Kentucky in 2010, Bromont will be the only location outside of Europe to have held the World Equestrian Games. The Olympic Equestrian Park in Bromont, which hosted the equestrian events during the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, will be the focal point for some 500 000 spectators during the 2018 World Equestrian Games.

The FEI World Equestrian GamesTM are held every four years, on even-numbered years, in alternation with the Olympic Games. These games gather, in one place and over a short period, the championships for the eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI), namely jumping, dressage and para-equestrian dressage, eventing, driving, endurance, vaulting, and reining.

The first FEI World Equestrian GamesTM were held in Stockholm, Sweden in 1990. Since then, the games have been held in The Hague in the Netherlands in 1994, Rome, Italy in 1998, Jerez, Spain in 2002, and Aix-la-chapelle, Germany in 2006. The first Games to be held outside of Europe were the Alltech FEI World Equestrian GamesTM in Kentucky, USA in 2010. The seventh edition of this signature FEI event returned to Europe for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian GamesTM 2014 in Normandy, France.

SOURCE FEI World Equestrian Games(TM) - Bromont 2018

Image with caption: "Only 1000 days until the 2018 World Equestrian Games(TM) in Bromont (CNW Group/FEI World Equestrian Games(TM) - Bromont 2018)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151116_C8059_PHOTO_EN_545421.jpg

For further information: Andrée Corriveau, acorriveau@cojem2018.com, 514-561-8227


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