When the PGA meets F1

But what was Ryan Hart, the President’s Cup CEO and one of the PGA leaders doing in François Dumontier’s office, doing yesterday morning?

Does the Canadian Grand Prix intend to install a mini-putt behind the stands?

Stupid question I didn’t ask Ryan Hart. But I wanted to know anyway. The PGA will present the President’s Cup in Montreal in 2024. It will be the first presentation in Quebec since 2007. I wanted to know better how you prepare for an international event that lasts less than a week and is powerful.

“I thought the Canadian Grand Prix, the most important tourism and sports event in the country, could allow us to improve our approach,” Ryan said.


“François Dumontier was generous. He took us all the way. I was able to see first hand how the French were treated at the place. It is important for us if we want to avoid any misunderstanding or disrespect. In addition, the Grand Prix requires “We will have the same challenge for the President’s Cup. We have a thousand and one details that I have been able to observe during this hour of visiting the facilities,” said Mr. Ryan.

He adds: “We will have a local and international clientele. We will establish links and relationships with Montreal and Quebec. Again, François Dumontier gave us information and information. This visit is an excellent investment. »

For those who remember, it was in Montreal in 2007 that specialists and at least one gynecologist noticed that Tiger Woods was limping between two holes. He was operated on for the next few weeks.


François Dumontier was proud of this visit. For a week now, he has been facing the usual criticism from environmentalists and certain actors.

But all the tickets are sold out and the enthusiasm is untiring: “We are proud that a great organization like the PGA is coming to see us to find out certain things about organizing a big event. We didn’t hide our game and showed it all. If I can help, so much the better, “he said.

Dumontier is also proud to announce that representatives of nine Grand Prix from around the world will be in Montreal on Sunday.

“People from Singapore, Dhabi, Qatar, Brazil, Las Vegas will be with us. To see what makes us special to make our event so special in F1. In addition, Barcelona will be here because they will build new garages by 2024. There is also a Victorian Minister of State who includes Melbourne who is coming to know our garages. Melbourne should have new facilities by 2024, “Dumontier said.

We will therefore introduce you to Minister Caroline Proulx and François-David Rouleau.


It’s hard to make an omelet without breaking eggs. Some howl at the Grand Prix, a symbol of the cart, sex, and other vices normally offered and controlled by the government.

But we know that the ideal world is that of confinement and curfew. The world closed at half past four and therefore less pollution.

But in the meantime, there is another life: “I am also proud of what the Grand Prix brings to the economic recovery of the city center. All hotels are full. We send some of our customers to Valleyfield or Saint-Sauveur. Even there, the Mansion is full. The restaurants are not enough to meet the demand and this year, it is estimated that 57% of our customers are visitors from outside Quebec. It is important. We believe that we are contributing by offering a great race “, said Dumontier.

And here comes Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson was fired along with Marc Bergevin and Trevor Timmins. A general manager and a great explorer with big arms, we can understand that. These are layoffs that occur when there are no more coaches to sacrifice. But an honest public relations officer and a vice president of communications is rarer.

Paul Wilson has returned. He has accepted a mandate with the PGA to work on the presentation of the President’s Cup from September 23, 2024 at the Royal Montreal Golf Club. And he quickly regained composure and efficiency.


Wilson makes no secret that he was greatly shaken by his dismissal. But as an experienced man, he quickly realized that the best promise he could make to a future entrepreneur was discretion. So you won’t hear him vomit at Sainte-Flanelle. The CH is still a great organization that I was happy to serve.

It is also Hubert Richard, leader of Effix, the company of François-Xavier Seigneur, who recommended him to the PGA. It was last January. And Effix is ​​a creature of Canadians, we know that.

In other words, Wilson already has the PGA in his clientele. With this contract in hand, in September, it will be drafted by a large crisis management and communication company.

It is the easiest prediction in the city.

Apart from the Lightning in six.

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