Invitation: Rallye Aicha des Gazelles du Maroc 19th Edition

    MONTREAL, Jan. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Dominique Serra, founder of the Rallye
Aicha des Gazelles du Maroc, invites you to meet with her at an event to
officially name Canadian singer of Algerian origin Lynda Thalie Canadian
spokesperson for the 19th edition of the international motorised women's rally
in the Moroccan desert. Government dignitaries will be in attendance. Mme
Serra will be available to discuss the nature of this adventure on both human
and sporting levels, as well as speak to actions taken in support of
sustainable development.

    When:     Wednesday January 14th 2009 at 10:00 a.m.

    Where:    Café Quebecor, National Monument
              1182 Saint-Laurent Blvd., Montréal

    What:     Official announcement: Lynda Thalie, 2009 Rallye spokesperson
              Unveiling of the music video for the song 'Le rallye des

    Who:      Dominique Serra, founder of the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles
              Lynda Thalie, composer-singer-songwriter

    The presentation will be followed by individual interviews.

    Please confirm your presence with Michelle Sullivan by calling (514)
995-4015 or by email:

    About the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles:

    Established in 1990, the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles has evolved into a
major adventure-sports event, bringing together international teams of women
annually. The participants, or "Gazelles", take part in an event which
requires non-GPS based orientation, a level of finesse in terrain analysis and
map reading skills. The contestants must follow a marked itinerary in the
minimum number of kilometres; speed is not a criterion. In addition to Canada,
participants hail from countries such as France, Belgium, Italy, Portugal,
Spain, Russia, the United Kingdom, Morocco, Nigeria, Angola, Cameroon, South
Africa and Senegal. The Rallye Aicha des Gazelles is the first desert
navigation rally to adopt an eco-friendly and citizen-friendly mandate.
    Based in France with a team in Quebec, MAIENGA is the founding event and
management agency of the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles.


For further information:

For further information: Canadian media contact: Michelle Sullivan,
Michelle Sullivan Communications, (514) 995-4015,

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