Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau accepts invitation from Montreal's mayor to try to save Fête des Neiges



    "It is still possible to offer the public scaled-down programming in a
    safe setting, but the union's cooperation is essential."

    MONTREAL, Jan. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Following an appeal this afternoon by
Montreal's mayor, Gérald Tremblay, Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau (SPJD)
immediately made itself available again for discussions with the Syndicat des
cols bleus regroupés de Montréal (SCFP, section local 301) to do everything
possible to try to save what can still be saved of the Fête des Neiges.
    "Even if the deadline for presenting this event has already passed, it is
still possible to offer the public scaled-down programming in a safe setting,
but the union's cooperation is essential. It is unthinkable that the Société's
20 management employees, several of whom have already been assigned full time
to the Fête des Neiges, could take on the extra work resulting from the
absence of the unionized staff," said Kevin Donnelly, SPJD spokesperson.

    Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau has a mandate to manage and develop Jean
Drapeau Park, maintain relations with partners, conserve, protect and develop
green and blue spaces, and maintain and preserve buildings, equipment and
public works of art. SPJD is managed by a seven-member board of directors
representing primarily the business community.




For further information:

For further information: Kevin Donnelly, Director, communications and
marketing, (514) 872-6368, (514) 238-1432 cell for media,
kdonnelly@Parcjeandrapeau.com


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