MONTREAL – A few hours away from its flagship event, the “C’est mieux en bleu” evening, the Montreal Impact Foundation, in collaboration with the City of Montreal and the Villeray—Saint-Michel—Parc-Extension borough, announced on Wednesday the construction of multiple multisport mini-fields, with the first one to be built as soon as this spring at Parc Champdoré, in Montreal’s Saint-Michel neighbourhood.

“The Montreal Impact Foundation gave itself an objective to build several multisport mini-fields in targeted neighbourhoods, in order to offer children the possibility to be active in a healthy and secure environment,” said the foundation’s president, Carmie Saputo. “This field will benefit the young and old in this neighbourhood, who will be able to profit from the advantages of sports.”

“This multisport mini-field will make the citizens of this multiethnic and family-oriented neighbourhood very happy,” added the mayor of the Villeray—Saint-Michel—Parc Extension borough, Giuliana Fumagalli. “In addition to the redevelopment of the playground area that was finished last fall, Parc Champdoré will be even more of a privileged area for the community to have fun and adopt healthier lifestyle habits.”

The field will be adequate for many sports, notably soccer, and will be accessible free of charge throughout the year. The Montreal Impact will assume all construction costs, including the installation of the surface, the nets, and of a fence delimiting the playing area.

The Montreal Impact Foundation’s objective is to build a second field as of spring 2018.