SAINT-LAURENT, QC, Sept. 7, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - It was between a double receiving and loud cheers that Saint-Laurent warmly welcomed the Montreal Impact on September 6, 2018 at the Sports Complex and Parc Marcel-Laurin. The only Montréal stop on the 2018 BMO Soccer Celebration summer tour, this event attracted more than 1,000 fans around the 11 professional players in attendance. The pros took part in mini-matches with 72 young players from the Saint-Laurent Soccer Club, before meeting the fans for an autograph session at the partners' tents.
Along with the other Saint-Laurent elected officials, Saint-Laurent Mayor Alan DeSousa made no secret of his enthusiasm: "It is a great honour for our community to host the Montreal Impact's BMO Soccer Celebration for the very first time in Montreal. In Saint-Laurent, soccer is an extremely popular sport. The Saint-Laurent Soccer Club—the 4th largest in Québec with its 2,000 members—plays an important role in this enthusiasm for the sport. I would like to congratulate the Club on its excellent work and for everything it is doing for young people. And so there is no better place in Montréal than the modern infrastructure of the Saint-Laurent Sports Complex to host this wonderful event!"
Much to the delight of the children there, the evening took on a festive flair with inflatable play structures, a mini-boutique and Impact Soccer Schools' workshops—all to the sound of lively music provided by a DJ. The many Saint-Laurent families on hand also had the chance to participate in the partners' competitions and activities.
SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent
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