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30 June 2004  | No 8
 
 
   
 And the Winner is...  


   
   
 Early Registration Goes live!  
  • A guaranteed place in your event
  • A discount of 23% on the regular registration fee
  • A chance to participate in contest(s) and win promotional prizes
  • One event (sport or culture)
  • Participation at the Opening Ceremony
  • Participation at the Closing Ceremony
  • One métro/bus pass
  • A participation medal
  • Free admission as a spectator to your selected sport/cultural activities
  • Reduced admission fee to all other sports (as a spectator)
  • Participant Souvenir Bag which includes: city and transit maps, official games programme, souvenir poster and Montréal and Québec tourist information brochures
  • Rebate of $100 CAD for the International Conference
  • 20% discount for the games' souvenir book
  • 20% discount for the official parties
  • Over a week of friendship, fun and discoveries!

RESERVE YOUR PLACE AND PAY: EARLY REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL SPORTS 
As of 1 July 2004, the (33) thirty three sports are now open for you to Reserve your Place in the Sport(s) of your choice and pay your registration fee.

"ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET, GO" EARLY REGISTRATION CONTEST:
Register early for the chance to win one of the many prizes, including a round trip ticket via Air Canada to the 1st World Outgames Montréal 2006. Over $20,000 CAD in total prizes available. One (1) prize per winner. Duration of contest is from 1 June to 31 December 2004. One draw every month!
More details here >>

OFFLINE REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN 1 JUNE 2004
Early Registration: Get Ahead of the Games!
The first 30 sport teams to register using our flexible instalment payment plan (offline) in the months of June, July and August 2004, inclusively, will receive 1 free Registration for one (1) person. Visit our website regularly to find out who the lucky winners are and for contest details.
All the details here >>


Full Online Registration For Sports and Culture
Full online registration for sports and culture will be available shortly soon, 2 years prior to the 1
st World Outgames Montréal 2006. Visit the website regularly for the latest news.

Mr. Olivier Gest, from Team Berlin (Badminton), was one of the first participants to register offline. Mr. Gest was at our offices with Ms.Josée Généreux, Sports Director of the 1st World Outgames.

   
   
 Latest News  

MORE "FIRSTS" FOR GLBT SPORT
Montréal 2006 is proud to announce that for the first time in the history of GLBT sporting competitions, FISA (Fédération internationale des Sociétés d'Aviron) has registered our regatta in its official international calendar. In another "first", Skate Canada, one of the most important national member federations of the ISU (International Skating Union) will sanction the Outgames' figure skating competitions, including categories for same-sex couples. This happy news has been received with great enthusiasm from skaters around the world.

SANCTIONS: A STANDARD OF QUALITY THAT BRIDGES THE GAP AND MAKES A DIFFERENCE
The sanctioning process has been completed with the federations governing the various sports. Sanctioned sports ensure that Outgames competitions will conform to the norms, rules and standards of mainstream national and international sport federations. When the governing body of a sport agrees to sanction an event, it provides technical expertise to the organisers, and the event is registered on the official calendar for that sport, maximising the event's visibility on the national and international sporting scene.

Usually it is mainstream, rather than GLBT, sporting events that receive official sanctions from recognised sport federations. That is why the sanctions obtained for the 1st World Outgames are so important to the GLBT sporting movement; in the battle against homophobia in sport, sanctioned sports represent a bridge between the mainstream and GLBT sporting communities.

For the local sporting community, sanctions from recognised federations give local clubs the opportunity to network with national and international organisations, and allow them to benefit from various services offered to clubs (like training for coaches and officials, for example) so that they can develop and grow. The sanctioned sports in the Montréal 2006 programme can serve as a model for future World Outgames, and for GLBT sporting events in general.

For athletes participating in the 1st World Outgames, this means that Montréal 2006 will have access to technical expertise from recognized and trained individuals, including access to experienced, competent officials for Outgames competitions. These officials attend regular clinics and training sessions and are on the forefront of the latest changes and developments in their respective sports - in fact, they are often key decision-makers within their federations with regard to the evolution of their respective sports. Their participation ensures us of high-quality competitions that meet the highest standard of excellence.

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 A Successful Visit to Paris  
   

The delegation also visited most of the competition sites and, thanks to their charisma and dynamism, they were a big hit during the official tournament reception evening at Élysée Montmartre. They rounded up their visit to the City of Light by attending the closing brunch for the tournament at the Espace des Blancs Manteaux in the company of many European athletes. This visit was a resounding success, demonstrating once again the strong ties that exist between Quebecers and our European cousins.

 
 
On the right, Mr. Éric Pineault, Sports Coordinator at Montréal 2006 with a participant.

   
   
 The Right to Be Different  
   
From left to right: Ms. Gloria Careaga Pérez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), Judge Deborah A. Batts (Federal District Court Judge, Manhattan, New York), Mr. Evan Wolfson (Association Freedom to Marry, New York), Ms Louise Roy (CEO of Montréal 2006), Judge Claire L'Heureux-Dubé (Retired Canadian Supreme Court), Ms. Robin Tyler (Co-founder, National Co-Chair, The Equality Campaign), Ms. Joke Swiebel (Member of the European Parliament, President of the Parliamentary Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights) and Ms. Paula Ettelbrick (International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, New York)

 
The scientific committee members at the 31 May 2004 press conference.

Ms. Joke Swiebel and Mr. Robert Wintemute, co-chairs of the Conference.
 
Mr. Kursad Kahramanoglu (Secretary-General of ILGA-World, London), Mr. Gérald Tremblay (Mayor of Montréal) and Mr. Mark Tewksbury (Montréal 2006 Co-President).

   
   
 Many New Partners  
   

The incredible support given to Montréal 2006 is an eloquent testament of the dedication of the community to the Outgames.

   
   
 An Agreement with Outsports  
   

The 1st World Outgames Montréal 2006 has just signed a contractual agreement with Outsports, one of the more important GLBT sport information networks in the United States. If you visit their website, www.outsports.com, you will see the Outgames banner that has just been added to the Outsports site.

   
   
 © Comité organisateur Rendez-Vous Montréal 2006 - 1ers Outgames mondiaux.  

 

 
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