Orléans Express, proud sponsor of the Gaspé 2009 Celebrations

    GASPE, QC, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - The Corporation for the Gaspé 2009
Celebrations is proud to announce Orléans Express as a major sponsor of the
celebrations. This sponsorship, valued at $200,000 will give the Gaspé
Celebrations extraordinary visibility on 10 buses of the Orléans Express
fleet. Furthermore, Orléans Express will publicize and promote the Gaspé 2009
Celebrations in its bus stations and vehicles as well as its website. For a
whole year, the Gaspé 2009 Celebrations will travel throughout the province
thanks to this main intercity carrier.
    Moreover, Sylvain Langis, President and General Manager of the company is
of Gaspesian origin, which strongly motivated his participation in the 475th
Gaspé Celebrations. "Orléans Express is the only carrier serving the Gaspé
regions. We are very attached to that region of the province. I'm also a proud
Gaspesian and the development of my homeland is very important to me."
    According to Claudine Roy, President of the Corporation, "Seeing our
Celebrations displayed on buses throughout the province is an incredible
opportunity for the Gaspé regions! I'm extremely happy about this partnership
with Orléans Express. That kind of publicity can only increase the number of
visitors in 2009, so it's fantastic!"
    Manon Piché, VP Marketing adds: "Orléans Express is very proud to be
involved in the Gaspé 2009 Celebrations! Gaspé is sure to become the vacation
destination of choice for 2009 and we invite Quebecers to travel with us to
the Gaspé regions."

    About Orléans Express

    Orléans Express motorcoaches, founded in 1990, is a member of the Groupe
Orléans Express and is the main intercity carrier for bus passengers in
Quebec. Each year, they carry more than 1.7 million passengers and nearly a
million packages. These comfortable and safe vehicles also serve the Mauricie,
Lower St. Lawrence and Gaspé regions and in the Maritimes they serve New
Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island with its subsidiary Acadian.

For further information:

For further information: Eve Dupré-Gilbert, Project Coordinator,
Francoeur McDonald, In charge of communications for the Gaspé 2009
Celebrations, (418) 368-0635, communications@475gaspe.com

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