When PGA meets F1

But what was Ryan Hart, CEO of the President’s Cup and one of the PGA leaders in François Dumontier’s office yesterday morning?

Does the Canadian Grand Prix intend to install small clamps behind the stands?

A stupid question I didn’t ask Ryan Hart. But I wanted to know anyway. The PGA will present the President’s Cup in Montreal in 2024. It will be the first presentation in Quebec since 2007. I wanted to know better how to prepare for an international event that lasts less than a week and is very popular.

Ryan answers: “I told myself that the Canadian Grand Prix, the most important tourist and sporting event in the country, could allow us to improve our approach.”

French respect

François Dumontier was generous. We took it everywhere. I was able to see how the French language is dealt with directly on the site. For us, it is important if we want to avoid any misunderstanding or disrespect. In addition, the Grand Prix requires the erection of several temporary infrastructures. We will face the same challenge in the President’s Cup. “It’s a thousand and one details that I have been able to observe during this hour of my visit to the facilities,” says Mr. Ryan.

He adds: “We will have local and international clients. We will establish links and relationships with Montreal and Quebec. Once again, François Dumontier gave us information and information. This visit is an excellent investment.”

For those who remember, in Montreal in 2007, specialists and at least one gynecologist noticed Tiger Woods limping between two punctures. He underwent surgery in the following weeks.

Nine Grand Prix prizes in Montreal

François Dumontier was proud of this visit. For a week, he was facing the usual criticism from environmentalists and some stakeholders.

But the tickets were all sold out and the enthusiasm was relentless: “We are proud that a big organization like PGA comes to see us to learn certain things about organizing a big event. We don’t hide our game and we showed it all. If I can help, it is so much better,” he said.

Dumontiere was also proud when he revealed that representatives from nine major races around the world will be in Montreal on Sunday.

“We will have people from Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Brazil and Las Vegas. Let’s see what we do especially to make our event very special in Formula 1. In addition, Barcelona will be here because they are going to build new garages for 2024. There is also a minister from the state of Victoria, which includes Melbourne, is coming to see our garages. “Melbourne should have new facilities for 2024,” Dumontier said.

So we’ll introduce him to Secretary Caroline Proulx and François-David Rollo.

Montreal Revival

It’s hard to make an omelette without cracking eggs. Some howl at the Grand Prix, a symbol of chariot, sexuality and other vices usually displayed and controlled by the government.

But we know that the ideal world is confinement and curfews. The world is locked in four and a half and therefore less polluted.

But in the meantime, there is another life: “I am also proud of what the Grand Prix brings to the economic recovery downtown. All hotels are full. We send some of our customers to Valleyfield or Saint-Sauveur. Even there, the palace is full. Restaurants are not enough to meet demand and this Overall, it’s estimated that 57% of our customers are visitors who come from outside Quebec. It’s key. “We think we’re contributing while we’re having a great race,” Dumontier said.

Here comes Paul Wilson again

Paul Wilson was fired along with Mark Bergievin and Trevor Timmins. A general manager and a great scout with big arms, we can understand. These are separations that occur when there are no coaches to sacrifice. But the presence of an honest public relations officer and a vice president of communications is rare.

Paul Wilson is back. He has accepted a mandate with the PGA to work towards presenting the President’s Cup effective September 23, 2024 at the Royal Montreal Golf Club. He quickly regained his composure and efficiency.

shook hard

Wilson does not hide that he was deeply shocked by his dismissal. But as a man of experience, he quickly realized that the best pledge he could make to a future employer is recognition. So you won’t hear him vomit on Sainte-Flanelle. CH remains a great organization he was happy to serve.

Furthermore, Hubert Richard, leader of Effix, the François-Xavier Seigneur company who recommended him to the PGA. That was last January. And the Effix is ​​a Canadian creature, and we know that.

In other words, Wilson already has a PGA in his clients. With that contract on hand, by September, it will be drafted by a large crisis management and communications firm.

It is the easiest expectation in town.

Apart from lightning in six.



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