MONTREAL — To mark its 10th anniversary, the Montreal Impact Foundation launched the second phase of its multi-sport field project on Wednesday, which includes the construction of 10 new mini-fields.
Two locations will be built each year for the next five years. These acrylic-coated asphalt or concrete structures are surrounded by a modular galvanized steel structure.
“The project is part of a vision driven by the values of accessibility, hospitality and the desire to work with partners who are deeply rooted in their communities and who, like us, care about the well-being of children and want to get them moving said Carmie Saputo, president of the Montreal Impact Foundation. “This pioneering initiative is a tool for positive change in the lives of young people.”
A selection committee will identify the successful candidates for the first two projects in 2024. Construction will begin in spring 2024 and be completed by next summer.
In the first phase of the project, the Montreal Impact Foundation opened five artificial multi-sport mini fields in different regions of Quebec, including: Parc Champdoré in Saint-Michel (2018), Parc Joe-Beef in Pointe-Saint-Charles (2019). ), Parc Paul-André-Potvin in Shawinigan (2021), Parc du Moulin in Laval (2022) and most recently at Ski La Tuque in La Tuque (2024).
About the Montreal Impact Foundation
Since its founding in 2013, the Montreal Impact Foundation has been deeply involved in its community. Its mission is to organize and support activities to improve the quality of life of children and families from underserved communities. In particular, it provides sports offerings to promote physical activity, healthy lifestyle habits and social integration. To learn more about the Foundation’s work, visit: fundation.impactmontreal.com/en