MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwire – Sept. 12, 2010) – The media is invited to the Air Canada Base of Montréal-Trudeau Airport on this Sunday, September 12, to attend the 12th presentation of the 767 Challenge, a charity event that brings together strong men and women to take on the challenge: pulling an Airbus airliner with their bare hands! This original activity is organized for the benefit of Special Olympics Québec’s 4,000 athletes by the Montréal Police Department with the collaboration of Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), Air Canada and the City of Dorval.
The friendly competition, will start at 10 a.m. with the Special Olympics athletes team symbolic plane pull. An Airbus weighing 72,767 kilos must be pulled over a distance of 3,5 meters in the fastest time. One after the other, the 30 teams of 15 members representing companies in the Montréal area as well as 9 neighbourhood stations from the Montréal Police Department will pull together to win one of the following titles: fastest pull, lowest team-weight pull and most dynamic team.
Among the 450 participants attended, The Montreal Alumni’s Rejean Houle and Pierre Bouchard will be part of the activity. The ex-hockey players will pull the plane with their teammates grouped under Les Canadiens team. Their challenge is scheduled for 2:10 p.m.
This fun one-of-a-kind event is free and open to the public. In addition to the plane pull contest, there will be a number of activities for the whole family such as inflatable games and mascots. Several units of the Montréal Police Department will have their booth and four STM vintage buses will be exposed. Also, the airport’s falconers will meet the public. For details, visit www.defi767.com
About Special Olympics Québec
The mission of Special Olympics Québec is to enrich the lives of people living an intellectual disability through sport. Thanks to the support of numerous corporations such as Hydro-Québec, the Forzani Group Ltd. and Loto-Québec and to that of all the Québec police departments and the Caisse Desjardins des policiers et policières taking part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Special Olympics Québec can provide its training programs and competition network to over 4,000 special athletes throughout Québec. www.olympiquesspeciaux.qc.ca