/R E P E A T -- Notice to the media - Inauguration of Saint-Laurent's Brand New Sports Complex/

Olympic medallist Josée Bélanger joins the group of
ambassadors of the new sports complex

SAINT-LAURENT, QC, June 16, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to take part in an exclusive tour of Saint-Laurent's new sports complex—the Complexe sportif de Saint-Laurent—located at 2385 boulevard Thimens, at its official inauguration on Monday, June 19, at 9 a.m.

In order to promote the upcoming programs and activities at the new Complexe sportif, the Borough has chosen several ambassadors from the sports world. Please note that this sports complex is scheduled to open to the public on August 19 and celebrate this event with a Fête sportive (grand sports festivities). The Complexe sportif will become a new centre for sports events and one of the rare few indoor soccer fields in Greater Montréal.

Saint-Laurent Mayor Alan DeSousa will announce the names of the high-profile athletes that will be promoting physical activity among youngsters this summer, along with Josée Bélanger, Bronze soccer medallist at the Rio Olympics in 2016. He will also be accompanied by Jean-Marc Fournier, minister responsible for Canadian Relations and the Canadian Francophonie and MNA for Saint-Laurent, and by architect Gilles Saucier. Les Environs, the public work of art created by Mathieu Gaudet, will be unveiled at this official inauguration as well.


Inauguration of Complexe sportif de Saint-Laurent

Date: Monday, June 19, 2017

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Complexe sportif de Saint-Laurent, 2385 boulevard Thimens, Saint-Laurent, Québec

The following people will speak at this event:


Jean-Marc Fournier
Minister responsible for Canadian Relations and the Canadian Francophonie
Government House Leader
MNA for Saint-Laurent

Alan DeSousa, Mayor of Saint-Laurent

Gilles Saucier, Design Architect

Mathieu Gaudet, Artist

Dimitrios (Jim) Beis, member of the Ville de Montréal Executive Committee responsible for procurement, sports, and Leisure, and communities of diverse origins

Josée Bélanger, Olympic Medallist


SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent

For further information: Source: Marie-Ève Pelletier, Directrice des communications et attachée de presse, Cabinet du ministre des Affaires municipales et de l'Occupation du territoire, ministre de la Sécurité publique et ministre responsable de la région de Montréal, 418 691-2050; Information: Pierre-Luc Lévesque, Direction des communications du ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Occupation du territoire et du ministère de la Sécurité publique, 418 691-2015, poste 3746


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