MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact Foundation, in collaboration with the Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension borough, inaugurated on Wednesday a new multisport mini-field at parc Champdoré in the Saint-Michel neighbourhood, in the company of every Montreal Impact player and children from the Centre Lasallien de Saint-Michel day camp.

“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 Mrs. Carmie Saputo, the Foundation’s president. “This field will benefit the young and old in this neighbourhood, who will be able to profit from the advantages of sport.”

“In order to promote physical activity and sports, the City of Montreal must offer quality sports facilities to its citizens. That’s why we’re proud of our partnership with the Montreal Impact Foundation, which is offering us this multisport field. We’re extremely happy that the children living in Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension have a new field to play and have fun on, which contributes to the promotion of healthy lifestyles and social development,” added Mrs. Rosannie Filato, Villeray district city councillor and member of the executive committee, responsible for social development, the community, homelessness, youth, women’s affairs, and sports and recreation.

“Children from the day camp were able to exchange words with the Impact’s first team players, sharing their passion for this sport with them. The neighbourhood’s citizens will be able to take advantage of this new sports facility for years,” said Mr. Frantz Benjamin, city councillor for the Saint-Michel district.

The Foundation has assumed all of the field’s construction costs of more than $200,000, including the installation of the surface, the nets, and a fence delimiting the playing area.