Friendly political wager between the mayors of Montréal and Regina at the
Grey Cup match - Mayor Tremblay Offers Two Season Tickets to Sun Youth

MONTREAL, Aug. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal Mayor Gérald Tremblay has proudly partnered with Sun Youth by offering it two pairs of season tickets to Montréal Alouettes games.

This gesture was made possible through the participation of the Mayor of Regina with whom Mr. Tremblay made a friendly bet before the last Grey Cup match. The two officials agreed that the mayor of the losing city would wear the jersey of the winning team, raise the flag of the winning city over his own city hall and buy season tickets of the winning team that he would then give to a charity. Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco kept his word to the letter.

"The presence of Sun Youth in our community is necessary and inspiring. I would like to take this opportunity to salute the work of its volunteers, who have joined forces to improve quality of life for Montrealers of all ages and backgrounds by coordinating a vast range of activities. These activities include organizing sports teams, tutoring, a seniors' social club, a food and clothing bank, day camps and a community mutual assistance program," said Mayor Tremblay.

The Montréal Alouettes prevailed 28-27 over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on November 29. Having previously won the Grey Cup in 1949, 1970, 1974, 1977 and 2002, the Alouettes were delighted to take home their sixth Cup. The 2009 season stood out as being the best in the Alouettes's history, with 15 wins and 3 losses.

"I would like to thank Mayors Tremblay and Fiacco for their generosity. These tickets will be given to young people who participate in Sun Youth activities and in most cases have never had the chance to attend an Alouettes match," said Sid Stevens, Executive Vice President of Sun Youth.

SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif

For further information: For further information: Lucie-Anne Fabien, Media Relations, 514-868-1125; Source: Bernard Larin, Office of the Mayor and of the Executive Committee, 514-872-9998

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