SHERBROOKE, QC, Dec. 14, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - BRP becomes a major sponsor
for the Canada Summer Games-Sherbrooke 2013. BRP's financial
contribution allows the Eastern Townships community and other Canadians
to attend free of charge the Closing Ceremony of the Canada
Games-Sherbrooke 2013 next August 17.
"We've wanted to offer this gift to the community ever since the City of
Sherbrooke was awarded the Games. We are thrilled to be able to
announce this great news in time for the holidays!" stated Tom Allen,
Chair of the Board and Executive Committee of the Canada Summer
Games-Sherbrooke 2013. This impressive show will take place in
Sherbrooke's Parc Jacques-Cartier, a large venue providing easy access
for the thousands of people who will celebrate together.
To help ensure the success of this pan-Canadian multi-sport competition,
BRP is contributing $250,000 to the Sherbrooke 2013 organization, which
includes financial support for the Closing Ceremony.
"Parc Jacques-Cartier is THE location for this celebration," said José
Boisjoli, president and CEO of BRP. "The athletes participating in
these Games have sacrificed a great deal to represent their province
and their country, and some of them will represent Canada in Rio de
Janeiro in 2016. They all deserve that we come out in great numbers to
show our appreciation and encourage them to pursue their dreams and be
counted among the world's top athletes."
Bernard Sévigny, Mayor of Sherbrooke and First Vice-President of the
Canada Summer Games-Sherbrooke 2013, welcomes this announcement and its
positive impact. "We hope that the entire community will become engaged
in this major project. By inviting them to the Closing Ceremony, we're
demonstrating our commitment to having them take part in this historic
event and experience its magic with all of us."
Spectators can expect a very colourful show that will pay tribute to the
excellence of these athletes and highlight the talents of Quebec and
other Canadian artists, reflecting our rich culture and diversity.
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Canada Summer Games-Sherbrooke 2013
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