Non-stop action as Montreal readies for Grand Prix

Non-stop action as Montreal readies for Grand Prix

The Grand Prix du Canada is back, and from the activities that are scheduled during the week preceding this event, it's probably going to be back for quite a while. Canadian GP festivities announcement: the pit girls with the ...

The Grand Prix du Canada is back, and from the activities that are scheduled during the week preceding this event, it's probably going to be back for quite a while.

Canadian GP festivities announcement: the pit girls with the Williams-BMW.
Photo by Piero Facchin.
Today, in downtown Montreal, Alain Creton announced the festivities that are to be held on Peel street right in front of his famous Restaurant Alexandre. In a press conference with various members of the media Mr. Creton as well as Claudette Dumas-Bergen who represents Moet & Chandon, the famous champagne that all drivers dream to shake at the end of a great race, were on hand to unveil the many activities that are to begin on June 9th.

This will be a very special event honouring the people who played a major role in saving the Grand Prix. The ceremony, which begins at 5 PM, will feature a red-carpet, limousines and a big stage where various personalities will honour Mr. Normand Legault, who was key in negotiating the return of this great event for Montreal. Among other people honoured will be ex-minister Martin Cauchon and the mayor of Montreal, Gerald Tremblay.

On Thursday, June 10th at 6 PM, Peel Street will inaugurate it's festivities with the traditional arrival of more than 40 Ferraris with Club Luigi Ferrari, who was the first Ferrari dealer in Canada and is the only dealer in Canada who dealt directly with "Il Commendatore", Enzo Ferrari, during his living days.

Luigi will also have his Ferraris on hand in Pointe-Claire at Sears Decor on Saturday June 12th, from 11 PM to 4 PM, to offer rides for the benefit of the "Operation Enfant Soleil" charity, which helps sick children.

On Friday June 11th starting at 6 PM, the BMWs and Mini Coopers will decorate this famous street.

The highlight event of the five days of activities will take place on Saturday June 12th as a huge stage, with giant screen will be set-up right in front of Les Cours Mont-Royal. Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya will be present for a "live" interview for the fans! There are also rumors of a "major" announcement according to Mr. Creton, especially considering the large sums invested in preparing this event by BMW...stay tuned!

On race Sunday, June 13th, the Quebec Porsche Club invites all its members to use Peel Street as a parking lot for their Porsches, so that the public may admire these beauties.

With all these activities going on, the F1 event in Montreal, where all drivers and team members love to come visit, can certainly say that it is the "Monaco" of North America.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Ferrari , Williams