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29 September 2004  | No 10
 
   
   
   
   

GLISA WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
Five sports organisations have become inaugural members of GLISA (Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association).

These five organisations are:

  • Gay + Lesbian Rowing Federation (GLRF), with members in 12 countries spanning three continents
  • Running Moose Squad (International Front Runners member - Canada)
  • Out to Swim (USA)
  • Équipe Montréal (Canada)
  • International Association of Gay & Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs (IAGLCWDC - USA, Canada, Europe)

 

   
   
 

REGISTRATION SYSTEM: PHASE 2 UP AND RUNNING!
The implementation of Phase 2 of our Registration system is now fully operational. The system lets you:

  • create a team
  • join a team
  • look for a team (if you are an individual athlete)
  • choose one or many events within a sport

The system offers you greater flexibility. You can also:

  • modify your profile
  • change your password
  • consult your finance account (current and past orders)
  • consult your registration details

IMPORTANT: In the next few days, participants who registered between 1 July and 22 September 2004 will be contacted by a Montréal 2006 Sport Coordinator to complete his/her current registration. Once you have completed your registration with a Sport Coordinator, you will once again have full access to the system.

If you have comments or wish to obtain information about your Registration, please write to: registration@montreal2006.org.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Early registration is now open for the International Conference for the Advancement of LGBT Rights, "The Right to Be Different". The Conference will be held from 26 to 29 July 2006, just before the opening of the Outgames sport and cultural programme.

In addition to reduced registration fees offered during the Early Registration period, Conference registrants are also eligible for a rebate of $100 CAD on their first Sport or Cultural activity in the 1st World Outgames.

To register for the Conference, please click here. After creating your account and profile, choose "Conference" from the registration home page.

OUTGAMES EARLY REGISTRATION: SOME NUMBERS
With some 500 people now registered for the 1
st World Outgames Montréal 2006, we are able to make the following breakdown:

  • Most popular sport: Swimming, with more than 20% of registrations.
  • Other sports: 13% in Badminton and 9 % in Soccer, Ice Hockey, Marathon and Track and Field, respectively.
  • Registration from: 40% Europe, 36% United States, 15% from Oceania, 8% from Canada and 1% from Africa.

DON'T FORGET! GROUP INSTALMENT PAYMENTS IS AVAILABLE
Teams, sport leagues, city teams, cultural groups and organisations registering for the International Conference may pay by instalments, offline.

More information here >>

 

   
   
 Eurogames 2004 - Munich  
   
EUROGAMES 2004: A GREAT EXPERIENCE
Montréal 2006's participation in the Eurogames in Munich from 29 July to 1 August this summer was a productive and rewarding experience. Not only was our kiosk a constant hub of activity, but more than 1,000 people joined Club Montréal 2006 and expressed their interest in registering for the 1st World Outgames. Mark Tewksbury, our Co-President, also had the honour of co-hosting the opening ceremonies before an enthusiastic crowd of over 15,000 people. Mark also awarded 118 medals to winners of the swimming competition.

In addition, the Canadian Consulate and the Québec Office in Munich, in association with Tourisme Québec and the Canadian Tourism Commission, held a welcome cocktail for leaders of European sports teams, which was a resounding success.

More pictures of EuroGames Munich 2004 here >>

Eurogames Munich 2004 website


A busy day at the Montréal 2006 booth.

From left to right: Ole Udsholt, EGLSF Board Member, Jean-yves Duthel, Public Relations Montréal 2006 and Mark Tewksbury, Co-President Montréal 2006

From left to right: Hermann Brem, Board Member of 2004 EuroGames and Mark Tewksbury, Co-President Montréal 2006
   
   
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MULTISPORT TOURNAMENT IN BARCELONA
Montréal 2006 was in Barcelona, Spain, for the Pantheressport 2004 multisport tournament. The Montréal team met with many key team leaders during the tournament and built upon the strong ties already forged with the European teams. Montréal 2006 received a warm reception and a much support for the Outgames. The delegation for Berlin's candidature for the 2009 Outgames was also present.

IGLFA WORLD SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SAN FRANCISCO
Montréal 2006 was present for the International Gay and Lesbian Football Association (IGLFA) 2004 World Championships in San Francisco in August. Twenty-four teams from around the world participated in the tournament. Many teams expressed their interest in and support for the 1
st World Outgames Montréal 2006.

INTERNATIONAL FRONT RUNNERS, SEATTLE
Montréal 2006 and GLISA were invited to do a presentation on the 1st World Outgames and GLISA's services at the International Front Runners (IFR) 2004 Annual General Meeting. The meeting allowed representatives of various clubs to find out all about the Outgames and about becoming a member of GLISA. The IFR adopted a motion to ask the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) to state its position on members who belong to both organizations. The IFR is waiting for a response from the FGG.

As well, Montréal 2006 received a request from the IFR to add two new events, a 5 km and a 10 km Road Race. These two new events will be added to the Outgames programme.

ROWING CANADA CUP
Montréal 2006 is working with the Comité organisateur Coupe Canada (COCA) and the Comité organisateur des régates d'aviron du Québec (CORAQ). These organising committees are known for the quality of their events including 2001 FISA Masters World Championships, the 2003 Canadian Masters Championships, FISA Junior World Championships and the annual Rowing Canada Cup.

Montréal 2006 participated in the organisation of the Rowing Canada Cup, which was held on 31 July and 1 August 2004 at Montréal's Olympic Basin. Montréal 2006 also took the opportunity to share expertise and information with the Rowing Canada Cup organisers to assist in the planning of the 1st World Outgames. An experienced and well-informed team will ensure participants of a superior quality event in 2006. The Odawagan rowing team from Montréal is also part of the committee.

MARATHON NEWS
We are pleased to announce that the Outgames Marathon will use the same route used for the Montréal International Marathon.

IGLA 2004: FORT LAUDERDALE
Montréal 2006 will be present at the International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics Championships 2004 of IGLA, from 6 to 1 October 2004 inFort Lauderdale. Mark Tewksbury, Co-President of Montréal 2006 will be joined by Josée Généreux
, Sports Director.


Mr. Éric Pineault, Sport Coordinator, in Barcelona for the Pantheressport 2004 multisport tournament



   
   
   
   

AGREEMENT WITH AIR CANADA: READY FOR TAKE-OFF
A tripartite agreement has been reached between Tourisme Montréal, Air Canada and Montréal 2006. For Air Canada and its partners, this represents an overall contribution of nearly $500,000. Air Canada has now become the second major sponsor to join the 1st World Outgames' circle of private sponsors, following the agreement signed with Labatt Breweries earlier this spring.

"Air Canada is pleased to sponsor the largest sport and cultural event to be held in Canada in the next two years." said Ms. Guylaine Lavoie, Air Canada's Director of Sales for Eastern Canada. "Our involvement in this event also demonstrates, beyond the economic spin-offs the Outgames are certain to generate, Air Canada's desire to participate in the overall social evolution of Canadian society."

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THE "NUIT D'ARGENT" GALA EVENING
Following in the tradition of last year's successful Nuit de Bronze gala, which welcomed over 600 guests last year, the Nuit d'Argent gala evening was a huge success again this year. Some 700 guests enjoyed a fabulous gourmet evening in the city's Old Port, complete with spectacular views of the Montréal skyline from a waterfront terrace. The Nuit d'Argent evening was co-hosted by Ms. Michelle Courchesne, the Québec minister of Relations with Citizens and Immigration and Gérald Tremblay, the Mayor of Montréal. Funds raised during this benefit evening will go toward Montréal 2006's Outreach Programme. Over $140,000 has already been raised to help athletes from disadvantaged countries attend the Outgames in 2006.

RENDEZ-VOUS DANS LE VILLAGE
On 3 and 4 September, Montréal's Gay Village was once again in festive form for the second annual Rendez-Vous in the Village. In collaboration with local GLBT organisations, Montréal 2006 and Équipe Montréal transformed Sainte-Catherine Street into a vast playing field. The public was invited to participate in demonstration sports such as beach volleyball, bridge, billiards, soccer, hockey, wrestling, figure skating, basketball, badminton, dancesport, aerobics and swimming. Many shops, bars and restaurants in the Village hosted special activities and promotional events, and many terraces were set up on the street just for this exciting event.

As part of this year's Rendez-Vous - Silver Edition, Montréal 2006 was pleased to welcome delegations from sport organisations around the world: Johanna De Groot, Amsterdam (Netherlands) - Sabine Malecek, Sport Director of Eurogames Munich 2004 (Germany) - Andreas Bribet, President of Team Stuttgart (Germany) - Fa'Ataualofa Mary Aiono, Team Wellington (NEw Zealand) - Elizabeth Devine, Women for Montréal (Toronto) - Laurent Bellini, Various Voices (Paris) - Charles Monroe, President of IAGLCWDC (USA).

The Organising Committee also had the pleasure of welcoming three journalists - two American, and one Brazilian - who had come to Montréal to cover the event. They were Albert Rodriguez (Seattle Gay News), Andre Fisher (Mix Brazil) et Stephen Moore (Q Vegas).

Montréal Policeman joining the basketball players. Mr. Mark Stefan and Mr. Neil Whitehouse, receiving their medails for their swimming participation during Rendez-Vous dans le Village.




Mr. Gérald Tremblay, Mayor of Montréal (centre) and Ms. Michelle Courchesne, the Québec minister of Relations with Citizens and Immigration, with Montréal 2006's guests and Co-Presidents.






From left to right, back to front: Elizabeth Devine, Johanna De Groot, Mimi, Fa'Ataualofa Mary Aiono, Sabine Malecek, Josée Généreux and a friend.

   
   
 © Comité organisateur des jeux Montréal 2006 - 1ers Outgames mondiaux.  

 

 
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