Martin C. Barry
Although there’s more than a year to go before the City of Laval plays host to the 55th Jeux du Québec finals, members of a local organizing committee joined Mayor Marc Demers, city councillors and several provincial MNAs last week to unveil the logo and to announce some of the first commercial and institutional partners who will be helping to provide support.
A community project
“The organization of the Jeux du Québec finals in Laval is a project uniting and bringing together the community, which emphasizes youth and the dynamic forces of sports associations, businesses and institutional partners,” said Mayor Demers.
Michel Allen, president of SportsQuébec which is the provincial organization behind the organization of the event, said he had complete confidence in Laval to organize a games event from July 31 to Aug. 8 in 2020 that will be memorable.
An event to remember
“Under the leadership of a committed administration, the COFJQ – Laval 2020 is putting everything into place to make this major competition a memorable event in the sports development of young athletes who will be taking part,” Allen said.
The City of Laval estimates 130,000 people will converge here next summer from all over Quebec for the Jeux du Québec finals. Laval previously hosted events for the Jeux du Québec finals in 1971 and 1991.
The corporate and institutional sponsors that will be providing support for the Jeux du Québec in Laval in 2020 are Vimont Toyota (which is lending a Corolla and a RAV4 with Jeux du Québec markings to the organizing committee), Courchesne Larose (fruit), MonCloudPrivé.ca (IT services) and SS Info (telephone services).
The institutional partners are the Government of Quebec, SportsQuébec, the City of Laval, Collège Montmorency, Sports Laval, Tourisme Laval, the Société de transport de Laval, the Commission scolaire de Laval and the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board, Collège Laval, Collège Letendre and the Cosmdôme.