/R E P E A T -- Back-to-School Sports Celebration - Olympic medallists Bruny Surin and Josée Bélanger, former safety Matthieu Proulx and Olympic athlete Jacqueline Simoneau launch the activities at the brand new Complexe sportif de Saint-Laurent/

SAINT-LAURENT, QC, Aug. 17, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - A great event is the works at the Saint-Laurent Sports Complex! Media representatives are invited to attend the Back-to-School Sports Celebration marking the launch of the first full season of activities at the brand new sports facility. The program for this special day will include on-site entertainment, a tour, shows, sports demonstrations and a get-together with the athlete-ambassadors of the project.

The following people will be speaking at this event and will be available for individual interviews:

  • Alan DeSousa, Mayor of Saint-Laurent
  • Sports ambassadors:
    • Josée Bélanger (Bronze Soccer Medallist at the Rio Olympics)
    • Matthieu Proulx (former Montreal Alouettes' safety)
    • Jacqueline Simoneau (Olympic athlete from Saint-Laurent and a rising star in synchronized swimming)
    • Bruny Surin (Olympic champion in track and field)



Saturday, August 19, 2017


Noon, when doors will open to the general public

12:15 p.m.: Performance of circus artists

12:30 p.m.: Speeches and kick-off marking the start of activities

12:50 p.m.: Tour of sports grounds, individual interviews

1:30 p.m.: Synchronized swimming demonstration with Jacqueline Simoneau


Complexe sportif de Saint-Laurent
2395 boulevard Thimens, Saint-Laurent


About the project

The building design was selected following an architecture competition won by a team consisting of Saucier + Perrotte Architectes – Hughes Condon Marler Architects | SNC Lavalin inc. This 3-storey, 16,500-square-metre complex includes an indoor soccer field, a 25-metre swimming pool with an access ramp, a gradual-depth recreational/wading pool, a gymnasium, a gymnastics palestra, a multi-purpose room as well as an additional training room. The building was certified LEED Gold in May 2017 for its ecological construction.

The project has benefited from joint financial assistance of over $23.3 million from the Canadian and Québec governments, within the Large Urban Centres component of the Building Canada Fund-Québec. The project has also benefited from the support of the Green Municipal Fund of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as well as from the support of Ville de Montréal, for a total investment of $55 million.

Please note that the athletes' presence is planned until 3 p.m.


SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent

For further information: Geneviève Bouchard, chargée de communications, genevievebouchard@ville.montreal.qc.ca, 514 855-6000, ext. 4058


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