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Aéroports de Montréal

September 16, 2007 19:53 ET

ADM/Results of the 767 Challenge: $25 000 for Special Olympics

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2007) - The 9th annual 767 Challenge held today at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport was a huge success, raising $25 000 for Special Olympics Quebec.

Daniel Granger, Chair of the Board of Special Olympics Quebec, thanked all the participants and sponsors who contributed to the event's success: "The money raised will enable Special Olympics Quebec to continue to carry out its mission of enriching the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through sport. It will also help us provide more than 3,800 special athletes with specialized training programs and adapted competitions designed to improve their well-being and social integration."

This unique and friendly competition owes its growth to the major involvement of Aeroports de Montreal (ADM) and police officers attached to the Service de police de la Ville de Montreal's Neighbourhood Station 5.

Speaking on behalf of ADM, Christiane Beaulieu, Vice President, Public Affairs, expressed delighted with the event's success. "We are proud to have supported the 767 Challenge for 9 years and I would like to thank all the members of airport community who have joined us in this cause."

For this year's edition of the 767 Challenge, 31 teams of 20 participants used only brute human strength to pull an Airbus 321 weighing 72,767 kilograms a distance of 3.7 metres (12 feet) in the fastest time. The teams represented small and large companies from the Montreal area, as well as several local police forces.

The results are as follows:

Fastest Pull Fastest Pull Lowest Team-Weight Pull
(men's or mixed team) (women's team) (based on team members'
total weight)
1. Air Canada 1. Surete du Quebec 1. Summerside Transport
(5.75 sec.) (8.53 sec.) (719 pounds)
2. Ex-Technicolor 2. Abbott Laboratories 2. Ex-Technicolor
(6.32 sec.) (10.04 sec.) (908 pounds)
3. FTQ Construction 3. SPVM 3. Lipari Demenagement et
(6.75 sec.) (11.06 sec.) entreposage (989 pounds)
Most Dynamic Team: Caisse d'economie des policiers et policieres de

Special Olympics Quebec is part of the Special Olympics movement active in over 150 countries. Special Olympics' mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through sport. More than one million special athletes are registered worldwide, including over 31,000 in Canada, with 3,800 taking part in programs offered throughout Quebec.

ADM is the local airport authority responsible for the management, operation and development of Montreal-Trudeau and Montreal-Mirabel international airports under the terms of a lease entered into with Transport Canada in 1992. The Corporation employs a total of some 600 persons at the two airports and head office.

Companies that participated in the competition: Abbott Laboratories, Aeromag2000, Aeroports de Montreal, Air Canada, Caisse d'economie des policiers et policieres de Montreal, Con-Way Freight Canada, Dorel Industries, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Exeltech Aerospace, FTQ Construction, Gendarmerie Royale du Canada, Handlex, Hydro Quebec, IATA, IMS Health Canada, Jeppesen (Canada) Ltd., John Abbott College Police Technology, Lipari Demenagement et entreposage, Loto-Quebec, Merck Frosst, OTIS Canada, Q92 & CKOI, Service de police de la Ville de Montreal, Summerside Transport, Surete du Quebec, Wolseley Canada.

Photos available on request and at www.defi767.com.

Contact Information

  • Special Olympics Quebec
    Pierre Belanger
    Executive Director
    Aeroports de Montreal
    Christiane Beaulieu
    Vice President, Public Affairs