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…QUIPE QUEBEC TO DELIVER MOTIVATIONAL MESSAGE TO SCHOOLS

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MONTREAL, JANUARY 6, 2011– Through the “Jouez Gagnant” program, Équipe Quebec has provided schools and centers throughout the English Montreal School Board the unique opportunity to host a Quebec athlete or coach who regularly participates in international competitions.

Under the guise of the Centre national multisport-Montréal (CNMM) and as an official partner of the Canadian Olympic Committee, the "Jouez gagnant!" program has enabled Quebec athletes and coaches to deliver their positive message to young Quebecers through conferences organized by schools, sports organizations and community groups.

The primary goal of the program is to motivate children to be active through sports and adopt a physically active lifestyle. In their presentations, the athletes and coaches of Équipe Québec will share their love of sports, their experiences as well as espouse their Olympic values.

Any EMSB school or center which is interested can apply once per year at www.multisport.qc.ca. The program is free of charge; however, a minimum of 50 students is required.

For more information please contact Julie Talbot at 514-255-1000 ext. 231.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca