J. Armand Bombardier Museum

J. Armand Bombardier Museum

March 15, 2010 16:35 ET

Media Advisory/New Special Exhibition in Valcourt: The Ingenuity of Joseph-Armand Bombardier... The Sprocket Wheel/Track System

FOR THE ATTENTION OF TOURISM, CULTURAL AND SPORTS COLUMNISTS ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

VALCOURT, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 15, 2010) - The J. Armand Bombardier Museum is pleased to invite you to the opening of a special exhibit commemorating the invention of the sprocket wheel/track system celebrating the 75th Anniversary of this ingenious mechanism that forever changed the development of transportation on snow and rough terrain. Honorary chair of the event is Mr. J. R. André Bombardier, son of the renowned inventor. Visit bombardiermuseum.com for more details.

WHEN: Thursday, March 25, 2010
   
TIME: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
  Tour of Exhibit and possible interviews with:
  J. R. André Bombardier, son of the inventor
  Mario Landry, Director of J. Armand Bombardier Museum
  Guy Pépin, Project Manager and Curator Restorer at the J. Armand Bombardier Museum
  Joseph Leclair, Former Employee of L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limited, who has worked closely with Joseph-Armand Bombardier
   
  5:00 pm - Official Opening and Cocktail Reception
   
WHERE: J. Armand Bombardier Museum
  1001 J.-A. Bombardier Avenue
  Valcourt, Quebec
  (A map is available on the Museum's web site at www.bombardiermuseum.com)
   
Guest of Honour: Mr. Fassi Kafyeke, ing., Ph.D.
  Director Strategic Technology, Bombardier Aerospace

About the J. Armand Bombardier Museum

Located in Valcourt, in the Eastern Townships, the J. Armand Bombardier Museum (www.bombardiermuseum.com) showcases the life and work of the renowned inventor and entrepreneur Joseph-Armand Bombardier. The privately funded Museum also tells the story of the snowmobile industry, which was in large part launched by this Quebec visionary.

Contact Information

  • For more information or to request an interview
    the day of the event:
    Carole-Anne Menard
    450-532-1525
    c.menard@fjab.qc.ca