Montreal salutes excellence of Olympic and Paralympic athletes
April 12, 2018, Montreal – A dozen Montreal Olympic and Paralympic athletes and coaches who participated in the PyeongChang Games were welcomed at the Claude-Robillard Sports Complex at the “Supper of Champions” reception. The City of Montreal took advantage of this event, organized by Excellence sportif de l’Ile de Montreal (ESIM) as part of the Montreal Sport Summit, to salute the excellence and perseverance of Montreal athletes.
“The City of Montreal and ESIM are proud partners in the development of high performance athletes throughout Montreal. The implementation of ESIM has made it possible to consolidate Montréal’s strategic positioning as a sports metropolis for the future. Promoting sports, physical activity and an active lifestyle are priorities for our administration. The Sport Summit reaffirms this by contributing even more to the development of high-level sport and the influence of Montreal, “said Mayor Valérie Plante.
“Our athletes are role models for all, including our youth. They inspire them because they aspire to excel, to excel in what they do. Every effort is made to help them realize their dreams and maximize the social benefits that flow from them. On behalf of all Montrealers, I would like to congratulate the Olympic and Paralympic athletes who participated in the PyeongChang Games and express our admiration for them, “said Rosannie Filato, Executive Committee Member, Social and Community Development, homelessness, youth, women’s status, sports and recreation.
“The sporting excellence of the Island of Montreal is extremely proud to help maintain the leadership of the city in terms of elite athletes, but also, levels of relief and hope. Our actions generate benefits and spin-offs from a sporting point of view, but also from a media and social point of view, “said Danièle Sauvageau, President of Excellence on the Island of Montreal (ESIM).
A mobilizing event contributing to the development of high-level sport and the influence of the island of Montreal, the Sport Summit is in its second year. It is an event of importance for the Montreal and Quebec sports community, which gathers between 200 and 300 participants on April 12 and 13 at the Claude-Robillard sports complex. Panels, conferences and workshops to promote organized sport on the island of Montreal are presented.