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Come Meet The Pointe-Claire Athletes Who Participated In The Tokyo Olympic Games

The City of Pointe-Claire invites citizens to come meet the Pointe-Claire athletes who participated in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. outside the Pointe-Claire Aquatic Centre. In accordance with Public Health guidelines, registration is mandatory and the vaccination passport will be required to participate in the event.

From the Pointe-Claire Aquatic Club in diving, Jennifer Abel, Meaghan Benfeito, Vincent Riendeau and Nathan Zsombor-Murray, from the Pointe-Claire Canoe Kayak Club in kayaking, Lissa Bissonnette, and the Pointe-Claire resident and athlete from the DDO water-polo club, Joëlle Békhazi, will be on site to meet the young and not-so-young, sign autographs and pose for photos. Diving athlete Caeli McKay is unable to attend the event. In the context of the pandemic, the athletes will only be able to sign the cards they have in their possession, which they will then give to participants.

“These athletes are a source of inspiration for our entire community and for our young people who are training, working hard and dreaming of one day representing Canada in the Olympic Games. We’re happy to create a special moment for young people to be able to talk with their idols. Come meet them on September 8,” said Mayor John Belvedere.

Vaccination passport

In accordance with Québec government and Public Health guidelines, anyone aged 13 or over must present their vaccination passport to be able to participate in this activity. Those aged 16 or over must also provide a photo ID.

The passport can be presented in paper format, on a mobile device or from the VaxiCode app. For all the details on how to obtain the vaccination passport, go to the Québec government website.


To participate, reserve your spot on ludik.pointe-claire.ca. The registration period will be from 4 p.m. on Monday, August 30 to noon on September 7.

To limit crowds, you must reserve a time slot: 7 to 7:20 p.m., 7:30 to 8 p.m. or 8 to 8:20 p.m. It is important to respect the time slot you chose.

Registration is mandatory. Health measures will be in place to ensure that the activity is safe for all participants.

During the event, photographers from the City of Pointe-Claire or designated by the City will take photos that might be used by the City on all of its platforms, for promotional, posting and archiving purposes. Therefore, it is possible that you will appear in one of these photos. By participating in this event, you agree to be photographed and you authorize the City of Pointe-Claire to use images in print, digital or electronic format for promotional, posting or archiving purposes. If you do not wish for us to use your photo, please inform us by e-mail at communications@pointe-claire.ca.

Information: 514-630-1200, communications@pointe-claire.ca