Special Olympics Quebec

Special Olympics Quebec

September 21, 2009 10:24 ET

The 767 Challenge Raises $14,000 for Special Olympics Quebec

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 21, 2009) -

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The 767 Challenge, presented this afternoon at the Air Canada Base of Montreal-Trudeau Airport has raised $14,000 to benefit Special Olympics Quebec.

Under the honorary presidency of Mr. Edgar Rouleau, Mayor of Dorval, and organized by the Montreal Police Department with the collaboration of Aeroports de Montreal (ADM) and Air Canada, the plane pull contest assembled together over 400 participants grouped in 21 teams of 20 participants. Encouraged by hundreds of families, these strong men and women took part of the challenge for the benefit of Special Olympics Quebec's 4,000 athletes.

The contest which consisted in using only brute human strength to pull an Airbus airliner over a distance of 3.7 metres in the fastest time ended with three of the participating teams taking home trophies.

Fastest pull Lowest team-weight pull Most dynamic team
Men's or mixed team (members' total weight)
1. Handlex 1. Aeromag Drivers from la
6.04 seconds 752 pounds Societe de
transport de
Montreal (STM)
2. MDA 2. Jeppesen (Canada) Ltd.
6.27 seconds 922.5 pounds
3. ADM 3. Handlex
6.38 seconds 973.8 pounds

Various businesses in the Montreal area participated in the 11th presentation of 767 Challenge, namely Aeromag 2000 YUL, Aeroports de Montreal, Air Canada Pilots Association, Axima Services S.E.C., BJAC Services, Bombardier Aerospace, Caisse Desjardins des policiers et policieres, Chauffeurs S.T.M., College Gerald-Godin, Dorel Industries, Enterprise Location d'autos, Handlex, Jeppesen (Canada) Ltd., Lipari Demenagement et entreposage ltee, MDA, Merck Frosst, Swissport Canada Hardling inc., as well as the Montreal Police Department represented by the Community Service, East region and the neighbourhood police stations 1, 4, 5 and 11.

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

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Contact Information

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