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Inauguration of The Trans Canada Respect Monument on October 21st

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October 11th 2017

On October 21st, 2017 at 1:00 PM The Respect Campaign will inaugurate The Trans Canada Respect Monument on the Trans Canada Highway in Kirkland, Quebec.

The ceremony will be attended by dignitaries, military, supporters, sponsors and citizens.

It will take place at the monument grounds, just west of the Task building at 16700 Trans Canada Highway, Kirkland. The public is encouraged to attend and show their support.

The Canadian Grenadier Guards will serve as honor guard for the event, and will be joined by other Regiments participating in the ceremony including The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada and the 2nd Field Artillery. Honorary Colonel David Hart, MM, CD, a veteran of the Raid on Dieppe in 1942, and Lieutenant Colonel Luc Saint Jean CD a veteran of the Bosnian War and two tours of Afghanistan, will join The Respect Campaign in the ceremonial cutting of the monument’s ribbon.

Honorary Colonel Hart is a recipient of the Military Medal for Bravery. He was awarded the medal by King George VI at Buckingham Palace in 1942. Honorary Colonel Hart is the longest serving Honorary Colonel in the Armed Forces. He celebrated his 100th birthday this past July 10th and is still an active member of the Canadian Armed Forces.  Lieutenant Colonel Saint Jean is the commanding officer of Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal.

The monument will serve to create awareness of two very serious issues that our veterans face; Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Homelessness among our Veterans. It will honor those who have served, those who are currently serving in our military and those who’s pain and suffering has made them a casualty of suicide. The monument will become a Montreal land mark, visible as you approach the city from the west.

Parking is limited to the Provigo parking lot west of the monument grounds, and a shuttle bus will be provided to and from.

For more information please contact:

Lindsay Bellevue                                 Steve Gregory

lindsay@taskmicro.com                    steve@isaix.com

514-697-6616 ex: 246                      514-919-5858

514-942-9798

Business Excellence Recognized at The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce’s Accolades Gala 2017

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Business Excellence Recognized at The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce’s Accolades Gala 2017

Pointe-Claire, June 7th 2017—Over 300 members of the business community took part in The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce’s (WIMCC) 2017 Accolades Gala, on Thursday, June 1st. The event took place at the prestigious Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, where the recipients in the 10 categories went up on stage to receive their trophies. The theme of this year’s Gala, Get on Board with the Chamber, reflected the important role the Chamber plays in representing the interests of its members, namely in some of the infrastructure and transportation issues (Dorval Circle, Bridge to Nowhere, REM – Réseau électrique métropolitain).

In the Desjardins Business to Consumer Services category, DLC Greenteam was awarded with the Accolades trophy. In the RBC Royal Bank Distribution category, Bulletproof received the award. In the Paquette & Associés, Attorneys Manufacturing category, the recipient was Tornatech. In the category sponsored by PME MTL West-Island, High Technology & Innovation, Sigma Energy Storage won the Accolade. For the Aéroports de Montréal Export category, Aesus Packaging Systems was the recipient. In the Human Resources category, Laurentide Controls received the prize and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) sponsored the Small Business category where Viita Protection received the trophy. For the National Bank Business to Business Services category, Faxinating Solutions received the prize. In the Hydro-Québec Sustainable Development category, Sigma Energy Storage received a second trophy and Volunteer West Island earned the Partage-Action Community Service Award. The Business of the Year, chosen among the all recipients was Bulletproof Logistics.

The implementation of the Accolades competition and the organization of the Gala would not be possible without the help of the numerous volunteers and the support of the financial and service partners of the 2017 Accolades Gala.  The WIMCC wishes to thank them all for their support.

The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce congratulates once again all finalists and recipients of the 2017 Accolades Competition.

About the Accolades Gala

The Accolades Gala is the WIMCC’s most important event of the year and it offers excellent visibility to its partners. Every year, the West Island community recognizes the quality of the organization and unfolding of the event.

About the WIMCC

The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce (WIMCC) is the voice of the West Island business community. Since its creation in 1978, its mission is to encourage and promote the development of the business community. For more information on the Chamber and its upcoming events, visit www.wimcc.ca.

PHOTOS: Visit our Facebook page for the Gala photos. The official recipients’ pictures are available on Dropbox.

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For more information or for an interview:
Mélanie DesRosiers
Events Coordinator
The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce
514-697-4228 x 5502
mdesrosiers@wimcc.ca

 

Accolades 2017 – The finalists and recipients (marked in bold)

The DESJARDINS Business to Consumer Services Category

  • Alimentation Francis Deroo Inc.
  • DLC Greenteam
  • ProfiTable Inc. (Rotisserie St-Hubert Lachine)
  • Therma-Pro Solutions

The RBC BANQUE ROYALE Distribution Category

  • Bulletproof Logisitics Inc.
  • International Suppliers and Contractors Inc. (Intersac)
  • Globe Electric Company Inc.

The PAQUETTE & ASSOCIÉS, AVOCATS Manufacturing Category

  • Kamek Precision Tools
  • PH Windsolutions Inc.
  • Tornatech

The PME MTL WEST-ISLAND High Technology & Innovation Category

  • ERA Environmental Management Solutions
  • Mogile Technologies
  • Sigma Energy Storage

The AÉROPORT DE MONTRÉAL Export Category

  • Aesus Packaging Systems Inc.
  • Tornatech
  • Kamek Precision Tools

Human Resources Category

  • KD Services
  • FORNET
  • Laurentide Controls Ltd

The BANQUE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DU CANADA Small Business Category

  • Canada Care Global Inc.
  • Viita Protection
  • Mogile Technologies

The BANQUE NATIONALE Business to Business Services Category

  • Bulletproof Logistics Inc.
  • Faxinating Solutions
  • Laurentide Controls Ltd.
  • Novotaste Corporation

The HYDRO-QUÉBEC Sustainable Development Category

  • Schluter Systems Canada
  • Sigma Energy Storage

The PARTAGE-ACTION Community Service Category

  • Action Jeunesse de l’Ouest-de-l’Île
  • Literacy Unlimited
  • Volunteer West Island

The 2017 Business of the Year of The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce : Bulletproof Logistics

MONTREAL AIRPORT MARRIOTT IN-TERMINAL HOTEL WINS “BEST MARRIOTT MANAGED HOTEL” FOR THE AMERICAS!

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MONTREAL AIRPORT MARRIOTT IN-TERMINAL HOTEL WINS “BEST MARRIOTT MANAGED HOTEL” FOR THE AMERICAS!

Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel triumphs as “Best Marriott Managed Hotel” forall of Canada and across the Americas

THURSDAY, MAY 11TH, 2017—MONTREAL, QC—Adding to an already long list of recognition awards, theMontreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel can now include Best Marriott Managed Hotel of the Year for Canada, and Best Marriott Managed Hotel for the Americas, including the Caribbean—coming out on top, out of 362 hotels!

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AÉROPORTS DE MONTRÉAL ANNOUNCES ITS RESULTS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2017

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AÉROPORTS DE MONTRÉAL ANNOUNCES ITS RESULTS
FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2017

Montréal, May 4, 2017 – Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) today announced its consolidated operating results for the first quarter of 2017. These results are accompanied by data on passenger traffic at Montréal International Airport.

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AÉROPORTS DE MONTRÉAL CONFIRMS INVESTMENTS OF HALF A BILLION DOLLARS FOR 2016-2017

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AÉROPORTS DE MONTRÉAL CONFIRMS INVESTMENTS OF HALF A BILLION DOLLARS FOR 2016-2017

Montréal, May 4, 2017 – Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) took the opportunity provided by its annual general meeting to unveil a portion of its capital investment program. ADM’s investments will reach half a billion dollars in 2016 and 2017, or about $250 million for each of the two years.

“The growth of passenger traffic is accelerating, so we have to increase our capacity. Our investments of half a billion dollars aim to increase the capacity of our infrastructure as well as improve customer experience,” says Philippe Rainville, President and CEO, ADM.

Improvements in the Canadian customs area
ADM and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) have been working together with an internationally respected firm of experts in airport planning/design. Computer simulations enabled better comprehension of the causes of congestion and helped determine some solutions to be implemented by ADM and the CBSA.

For its part, ADM has committed to implementing the following measures, which represent an investment of $14.2 M:

  • Definition of new routes and reorganization of the customs area;
  • Creation of a connecting flight centre for transit;
  • Posting of wait times;
  • Addition of a team dedicated to facilitating passenger flow;
  • Installation of next-generation customs control stations (end of 2017).

The role of the new connecting flight centre will be to separate connecting flight passengers as early as possible from others who are ending their journey in Montreal and have to go through customs.

“The idea of such a centre for all types of connecting flights is so powerful that it became obvious. Especially since the rate of connecting flights will reach nearly 20% this year at Montréal-Trudeau.’’ adds Mr. Rainville.

ADM will build a temporary connecting flights centre, which will be operational as of this summer. Moreover, ADM will build a permanent, larger centre that will cost $20 million and should be in service at the end of 2018. The estimated wait times to reach the primary inspection line will also be posted, as of this summer.

Finally, upon request of the Canadian government, a new model of automated control station that can process all Canadian, American and international passengers in accordance with national security requirements will be installed in major Canadian airports. The roll-out at Montréal-Trudeau is scheduled to begin in late 2017 at a cost of $9 million.

Increasing capacity for the check-in process
Initiated in 2011, the renovation of the international and domestic departures area continues in the central terminal building, with work currently underway in the East sector, which is mainly occupied by Air Canada. This work aims to increase check-in capacity and to improve commercial service, while refreshing and harmonizing the architectural look. This work includes the installation of 60 check-in stations for public use and 15 automated baggage checking stations, and will be completed in 2018.

Optimizing the baggage room
This project will increase the overall capacity for processing luggage to match the growth in passenger traffic (3,800 pieces of baggage per hour). Work has already begun and should be completed in 2018.

Construction of checkpoints for non-passengers and vehicles
Responding to new requirements by Transport Canada in accordance with ICAO’s international standards, four new checkpoints for non-passengers and vehicles were installed at the site’s various entry points and delivered on April 1, 2017.

Work on the departures drop-off zone
Work on the departures drop-off zone continues. Its aim is to waterproof and refurbish the sidewalk and the traffic lane at the departures level. The work will be executed in stages in order to maintain fluidity, especially during the summer season.

Sustainable development
Each year, ADM invests significant sums in sustainable development projects. Recently, 14 electric charging stations were installed for electric cars in the parking lot.

A living wall was also inaugurated this winter at Montréal-Trudeau. This installation works as a bio-filter, eco-friendly humidifier and oxygen generator, contributing to the building’s environmental performance. Moreover, this living wall creates a calm, relaxing atmosphere for passengers.

Elsewhere, the expansion of the international jetty, inaugurated in May 2016, contains a large number of sustainable development elements that make it a candidate for LEED certification.

About Aéroports de Montréal
Aéroports de Montréal is the local airport authority for the Greater Montréal area responsible for the management, operation and development of Montréal-Trudeau International Airport and of the Mirabel aeronautics and industrial park. The corporation employs 625 people.

For more information on Aéroports de Montréal and its activities, consult our website at www.admtl.com

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Source: Public Affairs and Communications
Aéroports de Montréal
514-394-7304

MONTRÉAL-TRUDEAU CONSOLIDATES ITS POSITION AS AN INTERNATIONAL HUB

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MONTRÉAL-TRUDEAU CONSOLIDATES
ITS POSITION AS AN INTERNATIONAL HUB

Montréal, May 3, 2017 – Aéroports de Montréal, which held its annual general meeting tomorrow, celebrates the addition of new direct destinations departing from Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, namely Lima in Peru, announced by Air Canada this morning, bringing Montréal-Trudeau’s direct destinations to some 140 annual or seasonal flights.

 “With the addition of Lima to its Montreal network, Air Canada is again showing its desire to develop Montréal–Trudeau as a strategic hub,” The accelerated growth of our air service confirms Montréal-Trudeau’s position as an international hub, giving Montréal an ever-expanding reach, and one that is most opportune in the lead-up to the city’s 375th anniversary,” stated Philippe Rainville, President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal, with pride.

The flight to Lima, announced by Air Canada, will become the first non-stop flight between Montréal and South America as of next December, and will initially be offered at a frequency of twice per week.

Several new destinations or routes are also offered this year, starting with Shanghai flights, launched last February. By adding Air Canada’s daily flights to Shanghai to Air China’s five flights to Beijing, we arrive at a total of 12 flights to China per week, or about 3,300 seats.

Some new destinations, Montréal will be linked to Tel Aviv for the first time, and by two different airlines: Air Transat and Air Canada. Air Transat will also service the city of Porto for the first time this summer with direct flights.

Additionally, Air Canada will operate new routes to Reykjavik, Algiers, Marseille, Dallas and Phoenix, while WestJet will fly to Halifax, Québec City and Boston for the first time. We should also mention that Icelandair is resuming its flights to Reykjavik. AeroMexico, for its part, has doubled the number of departures to the Mexican capital to 14 weekly flights.

About Aéroports de Montréal
Aéroports de Montréal is the local airport authority of the Greater Montréal area responsible for the management, operation and development of Montréal-Trudeau International Airport and of the Mirabel aeronautics and industrial park. The corporation employs 625 people.

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Source: Public Affairs and Communications
Aéroports de Montréal
514-394-7304

The 2017 Accolades Finalits Revealed

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The Finalists of The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce 2017 Accolades Competition Unveiled

Pointe-Claire, April 20th, 2017—Close to 150 members of the business community attended yesterday’s press conference cocktail where the finalists of The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce (WIMCC) 2017 Accolades Competition were unveiled. The event took place at the Holiday Inn Pointe-Claire & Suites. The finalists in the 10 categories were proud to be recognized by the business community, in this 32nd edition of rewarding business excellence in the West Island.

“The Grand Jury has accomplished an exceptional task this year in choosing the finalists from the pool of 127 nominations, a record amount received for the Accolades Competition”, stated Éric Léouzon, Maestro Communications and President of the Accolades 2017 Grand Jury. “Considering the quality of the candidacies received in each category, it was a true challenge to determine the finalists per category. Despite this, we accomplished the task with the utmost objectivity”, he concluded.

The next step involves an Independent Jury composed of 3 business people per category who will visit the finalists in their respective categories in order to determine the recipients. They will be unveiled during the Accolades Gala, on June 1st, 2017, at the prestigious Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel. The evening draws close to 350 guests of the West Island business community where this year’s theme will be Get On Board With The Chamber.

The gala will be followed by its signature “After-Party”, sponsored by LEEZA and Bravo Party Rentals.

“We are very proud of our finalists as they represent the excellence and dynamism of our territory’s businesses. The Chamber is also very grateful for the immense support of its partners who contribute to the success of the event”, underlined Mr. Mark Hanna, President & CEO of LEEZA and President of the  Board of Directors of the WIMCC and Mr. Joseph Huza, President & Executive Director of the WIMCC.

About the WIMCC

The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce (WIMCC) is the voice of the West Island business community. Since its creation in 1978, its mission is to represent the interests of its 850 members as well as encourage and promote the development of its business community. The WIMCC’s territory includes all cities and boroughs from Lachine to Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. For more information, visit www.wimcc.ca.

Access the Dropbox folder with the official photos of the finalists.

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For more information or for an interview :
Mélanie DesRosiers
Events Coordinator
The West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce
514-697-4228 x 5502
mdesrosiers@wimcc.ca

Accolades 2017 – The finalists

The DESJARDINS Business to Consumer Services Category

  • Alimentation Francis Deroo Inc.
  • DLC Greenteam
  • ProfiTable Inc. (Rotisserie St-Hubert Lachine)
  • Therma-Pro Solutions

The RBC BANQUE ROYALE Distribution Category

  • Bulletproof Logisitics Inc.
  • International Suppliers and Contractors Inc. (Intersac)
  • Globe Electric Company Inc.

The PAQUETTE & ASSOCIÉS, AVOCATS Manufacturing Category

  • Kamek Precision Tools
  • PH Windsolutions Inc.
  • Tornatech

The PME MTL WEST-ISLAND High Technology & Innovation Category

  • ERA Environmental Management Solutions
  • Mogile Technologies
  • Sigma Energy Storage

The AÉROPORT DE MONTRÉAL Export Category

  • Aesus Packaging Systems Inc.
  • Tornatech
  • Kamek Precision Tools

 Human Resources Category

  • KD Services
  • FORNET
  • Laurentide Controls Ltd

The BANQUE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DU CANADA Small Business Category

  • Canada Care Global Inc.
  • Viita Protection
  • Mogile Technologies

The BANQUE NATIONALE Business to Business Services Category

  • Bulletproof Logistics Inc.
  • Faxinating Solutions
  • Laurentide Controls Ltd.
  • Novotaste Corporation

The HYDRO-QUÉBEC Sustainable Development Category

  • Schluter Systems Canada
  • Sigma Energy Storage

The PARTAGE-ACTION Community Service Category

  • Action Jeunesse de l’Ouest-de-l’Île
  • Literacy Unlimited
  • Volunteer West Island

 

 

GENÈVE AÉROPORT AND AÉROPORTS DE MONTRÉAL STRENGTHEN THEIR PARTNERSHIP

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GENÈVE AÉROPORT AND AÉROPORTS DE MONTRÉAL STRENGTHEN THEIR PARTNERSHIP

Montréal/Geneva, April 19, 2017 – André Schneider and Philippe Rainville, the recently appointed heads of Genève Aéroport and Aéroports de Montréal, signed a cooperative agreement today that will add a new dimension to the collaboration between the two airports.

This morning, André Schneider, CEO of Genève Aéroports, and Philippe Rainville, President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal, signed an agreement that will govern future relations between the two organizations.

More specifically, the document provides for the sharing of best practices in several sectors such as technological innovation, sustainable development, and risk management.

It creates an official framework for the informal exchanges that have existed between the two airports for many years, particularly with regard to snow removal operations and network development.

Despite their geographical separation, Geneva and Montréal share a number of operational realities. They both welcomed a similar numbers of passengers in 2016 by primarily offering non-stop flights. In spite of their increased passenger traffic, movement through their respective hubs experienced less growth.

Both airports have obtained Level 3 Airport Carbon Accreditation[2] and are continuing their efforts in order to reach Level 3+, which certifies Airport Carbon Neutrality. They are also both facing significant challenges pertaining to the modification of airport infrastructure to meet the needs of their users, while maintaining safe and efficient operations.

Montréal and Geneva are connected daily by a direct flight. This connection helps ensure cultural and economic proximity between the two cities.

Genève Aéroports and Aéroports de Montréal are both members of the Airports Council International (ACI). With the signing of this agreement, the two airport managers are contributing to the optimization of their strategic positioning and intend to strengthen the role of these two airports within the civil aviation and aerospace industry.

About Aéroports de Montréal

Aéroports de Montréal is the local airport authority that has been responsible for the management, operation and development of Montréal–Trudeau and Montréal–Mirabel international airports since 1992. The Corporation employs 650 people at both airports and at head office.

For more information about Aéroports de Montréal and its activities, visit our website at  www.admtl.com.

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[1]Airport Carbon Accreditation is a carbon management certification program set in place by ACI Europe. This certification assesses and recognizes the efforts of airports to reduce their carbon emissions and is independently verified. It includes four levels of accreditation: (1) Mapping, (2) Reduction, (3) Optimization, and (3+) Neutrality.

Source: Bertrand Stämpfli, Head of Communications Gnève Aéroport

Tel: 41227177013

Source: Stéphanie Lepage, Director Media Relations,  Aéroports de Montréal

Tel: 514-394-7304

[2]Airport Carbon Accreditation is a carbon management certification program set in place by ACI Europe. This certification assesses and recognizes the efforts of airports to reduce their carbon emissions and is independently verified. It includes four levels of accreditation: (1) Mapping, (2) Reduction, (3) Optimization, and (3+) Neutrality.