Velodrome covered in Bromont: a patron gives two million

Vélodrome couvert à Bromont: un mécène donne deux millions

MONTREAL — The project of oval inside that door for several years the national Centre of cycling Bromont (CNCB) is more than ever taking shape. The billionaire and philanthropist Sylvan Adams has just announced that it gives, through its foundation, two million to offer a new life to the only velodrome in Quebec, 30 years after the demolition of Montreal.

“This important support will serve as leverage in the project of the CNCB. Its realization will have a significant impact on sports excellence and will encourage the promotion of cycling in quebec, ” said Sylvan Adams, who has been champion of the racing world on the track. The oval bromont will be also the name of the man of affairs, the israeli-canadian, a-t-on unveiled Monday at a press briefing at the Institut national du sport du Québec, located in the olympic stadium of Montreal.

The project is an upgrade of the entire infrastructure of the national Center. The first step is to put a roof on the track of the olympic Games of Atlanta in 1996, returned to Bromont at the turn of the years 2000. It is the only velodrome in Québec currently. In addition to the oval 250 meters, of which the surface will be refurbished, two gymnasiums multi-sport (volleyball, tennis, trampoline and gymnastics, among others), a training room and an athletic track of 200 meters must be located in the large building. The holding of trade fairs and congresses is also included in the business plan. While one strand of research and development at medical and scientific research must also see the light of day.

Olympic Cycle

In addition to the assistance from the provincial government via a grant of $ 4.5 million, the municipality of Bromont is committed to support the initiative at the height of the two million. In addition, $ 500,000 from mainly the private sector had been harvested before the launch last September of the fundraiser, aimed to raise five million. In parallel, the goal of the CNCB is to get half a million of the public. So far, the campaign sociofinancement has helped raise more than $ 100,000. Quebec Philanthropist oversees the technical aspect of the campaign, co-chaired by the director general of the Caisse Desjardins Granby-Haute-Yamaska, Jacques Laurin, and the executive vice-president and chief executive of Soprema, Richard Voyer.

If all goes as planned, construction of the new velodrome inside will begin as soon as the fall of 2019. The building would be operational in 2020, ready for the “new olympic cycle” in the wake of the olympic Games in Tokyo. The donation of two million of the real estate magnate, who has been involved for years in the world of cycling, therefore, comes to point. “It is a great relief to feel supported by Sylvan Adams in an important project for the cycling,” said the general director of the CNCB, Nicolas Legault.

Vélodrome couvert à Bromont: un mécène donne deux millions

Christopher Ball-Dion

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