OPERATIONMONTREAL.NET and Hebdos Transcontinental launch the 2nd edition of the popular photography contest in the 19 boroughs of Montréal



    MONTREAL, Aug. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Marcel Tremblay, member of the
executive committee responsible for citizen services and cleanliness, today
introduced the theme of the 2nd edition of the photography contest, "MONTREAL
AT YOUR SERVICE", which will focus on cleanliness and beautifying Montréal.
The contest will run September 1 through 30, 2007.
    "Montréal is cleaner today because of our persistent efforts, and because
Montrealers understand their responsibilities. City crews are hard at work
cleaning up the city, but the public must help out and stop littering.
Montrealers love their city and prove it by showing more respect and being
civic-minded," said Marcel Tremblay.
    "Municipal services are close to the community, and this contest will
exemplify this proximity through photography. Take a picture of a lovely park,
the street or monument you love so much, an attractive neighbourhood fire
station, your favourite section of the library, or the swimming pool or arena
you love to visit," added Mr. Tremblay.
    "The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is fully committed to the
cleanliness campaign being conducted by the City of Montréal, given its desire
to offer its clients as clean and safe an environment as possible. As part of
this contest, I am pleased to announce the STM's contribution, which is a
year's supply of monthly passes (worth $780) entitling the winner to ride the
bus and the Metro throughout the Island of Montréal," declared Mr. Claude
Trudel, Chair of the STM's Board of Directors.
    The contest is open to the public and is held in association with the
21 neighbourhood newspapers published by Hebdos Transcontinental and
distributed throughout Montréal. The first edition of the contest was a
genuine success with more than 1,000 entries.
    Again this year, all eligible photos will be posted on the Web at
www.concoursphoto2007.com
    In each of the 19 boroughs, two photos will be chosen by a jury, and one
photo will be chosen by the public on the Web. The three winning photos in
each borough, 57 in all, will be exhibited in the Hall of Honour of Montréal
City Hall at the end of October.
    In addition to showing his appreciation to Hebdos Transcontinental for
renewing their partnership, Mr. Tremblay thanked the Société de transport de
Montréal, Tourisme Montréal and the Montréal Nature Museums for their
generosity and prizes for the contest.




For further information:

For further information: Alain Charbonneau, (514) 554-5399; Marianne
Rouette, Affaires publiques STM, (514) 280-5508; Source: Bernard Larin,
Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif, (514) 872-9998

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