Special Olympics Quebec

Special Olympics Quebec
767 Challenge

767 Challenge

September 17, 2009 09:24 ET

Media Advisory: 767 Challenge, Sunday, September 20, at 10 am

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2009) - The media is invited to the Air Canada Base of Montreal-Trudeau Airport on Sunday, September 20, to attend the 11th presentation of the 767 Challenge, a charity event that brings together strong men and women to take on the challenge: pulling an Airbus airliner with their bare hands!

At this friendly competition, an Airbus weighing 72,767 kilos must be pulled over a distance of 3.7 metres (12 feet) in the fastest time. One after the other, 21 teams of 20 members representing small and large companies in the Montreal area as well as several police officers from Montreal Police Department will pull together to win one of the following titles: fastest pull, men and women categories, lowest team-weight pull and most dynamic team.

Organized under the honorary presidency of Mr. Edgar Rouleau, Mayor of Doval, the event is organized for the benefit of Special Olympics Quebec's 4,000 athletes by the Montreal Police Department with the collaboration of Aeroports de Montreal (ADM) and Air Canada.

This fun one-of-a-kind event is free and open to the public. In addition to the plane pull contest, there will be a number of activities for the whole family such as inflatable games and mascots. Those interested in planes will have the opportunity to see aircrafts up close and visit a Surete du Quebec (SQ) helicopter. Several units of the Montreal Police Department with have their booth. Also, the airport's falconers will meet the public. www.defi767.com



WHAT: 767 CHALLENGE
- Using human strength to pull an Airbus 321 in
the fastest time

WHO: FOR THE BENEFIT OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS QUEBEC
- Organized by The Montreal Police Department
- In collaboration with Aeroports de Montreal and Air Canada

WHEN: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2009
- 10:00 a.m. Beginning of the Plane pull contest
- 12:30 p.m. End of Plane pull contest
- 2:00 p.m Announcement of the results
- 2:30 p.m End of the activity

WHERE: THE AIR CANADA BASE AT MONTREAL-TRUDEAU AIRPORT
750, Cote-Vertu Blvd West
Highway 40, exit 62
Cote-Vertu Road west to the end
Follow the signs for the 767 Challenge
Free parking, admission and family activities


About Special Olympics Quebec

The mission of Special Olympics Quebec is to enrich the lives of people with an intellectual disability through sport. Thanks to the support of numerous corporations such as Hydro-Quebec, the Forzani Group Ltd. and Loto-Quebec and to that of all the Quebec police departments taking part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Special Olympics Quebec can offer its training programmes and competition network to nearly 4,000 special athletes throughout Quebec. www.olympiquesspeciaux.qc.ca

Contact Information

  • Special Olympics Quebec
    Justine G. Marchessault
    Communications Coordinator
    514-843-8778, ext. 227
    514-592-9765 (cell)
    or
    SPVM
    Media relations
    514-280-2015