Record Attendance at the Crescent Street Grand Prix of Canada Festival

    MONTREAL, June 10 /CNW Telbec/ - The Crescent Street Grand Prix of Canada
Festival, which took place for a ninth year in a row, attracted a record crowd
over the last few days. While Friday evening was very crowded, all records
were broken on Saturday evening. The event which takes place from Thursday
noon to Saturday evening prior to the Grand Prix of Canada surpassed its
objective of 425,000 people. The crowd was estimated at 420,000 people in
2006. The official figures will be released later this week, once all the
information has been gathered.
    "We experienced the busiest Saturday evening in the history of the
Festival," said Brian Fogt, event promoter and organizer, BBF. Police had to
close De Maisonneuve boulevard at 7:15 p.m. due to the size of the crowd." The
success of the 2007 edition is linked to the fact that the Festival did not
compete this year with another large event such as Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and
because of the beautiful weather," added Mr. Fogt.

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