/R E P E A T -- An investment of 22.8 million dollars - Inauguration of the
new Cartierville Y centre/

MONTREAL, April 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Members of the media are invited to attend the inauguration of the brand new Cartierville Y centre on April 24, at 11:00 a.m. A number of dignitaries will be in attendance for the official opening of this state-of-the-art and innovatively designed centre. With its modern facilities such as a double gymnasium, a 25-metre pool, a conditioning room, multi-purpose studios for group classes, and a daycare to name a few, this fitness and community centre is an asset to the neighbourhood. The first facility of its kind, the Cartierville Y centre meets some important needs of the community and will surely improve the quality of life of the neighbourhood and its residents.

Representing an investment of 22.8 million dollars, the Cartierville Y centre is the result of a partnership between the government of Québec (ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport), the City of Montreal, the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, and The YMCAs of Québec.

    WHAT:   Inauguration of the Cartierville Y centre
    WHEN:   Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
    WHERE:  11885 Laurentien Blvd, Montréal
            - In presence of Members of Parliament
            - Mrs. Jane Cowell-Poitras, City Councillor and substitute Mayor,
              head of social and community development and matters related to
              families and seniors.
            - Mr. Pierre Gagnier, Mayor of the borough of Ahuntsic-
            - Mr. Stéphane Vaillancourt, President and CEO of The YMCAs of
            - Mrs. Jeannine Laurin, Chair of the Board of Directors of the
              CASC committee

Note that on April 24 and 25, everyone is welcome to take part, free-of-charge, in all of the fitness and community activities offered by the new YMCA, and to try out the fitness facilities as part of the celebration of the centre's opening.

About the YMCAs of Québec

The first YMCA in North America was founded in Montreal in November 1851. The mission of this charitable organization is to promote the development of people in spirit, mind, and body, and to the empowerment of individuals, families, and communities. Its ten centres are visited each year by more than 100,000 people who benefit from its health, fitness and recreation, and education and training programs, as well as its children and youth programs, its community and international initiatives, and its donations and volunteering. The YMCAs of Québec is part of the Canadian network of 54 YMCA associations.

For more information about The YMCAs of Québec, visit www.ymcaquebec.org.


For further information: For further information: Alexandra Graveline, Morin Public Relations, (514) 289-8688, ext. 229, Cell: (514) 247-9971, alexandra@morinrp.com; Source: The YMCAs of Québec

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