Vanier College Running Team rises to the challenge by taking 1st place
at the 14th version of the Course Saint-Laurent on April 9, 2006.

Gerry St-Pierre, Vanier College Staff member

The 14th running of the Course Saint-Laurent took place on Sunday, April 9th. Some 400 runners participated in this year's event. The Vanier College team came first amongst eleven teams from various organizations and companies based in the St. Laurent area. The Course is part of the Greater Montreal Running Circuit, in action for the past 25 years. This race is one in a circuit of races through the greater Montreal area. The Saint Laurent Chamber of Commerce organized the competition.

Gerry St-Pierre, staff member at Vanier College, trains at Vanier's Sports-Complex. After running the event for the past four years, Gerry says it is the challenge, sense of accomplishment and team camaraderie that keeps him coming back. Vanier fielded a winning team of four runners running a 1km, 2 km, 5km and a 10 km course, drawn from staff, faculty and administrators.

Our team would like to thank the College's Visibility Committee for sponsoring them at this event. Team members Mauro Ielovcich (1km), Jim Munro (2 km), Jim Fraser (5 km) and Gerry St-Pierre (10 km) all maintain that based on their experiences at this race, they are definitely enthusiastic about representing Vanier at similar events in the future.

Vanier College is pleased to support this event for the fourth year in a row.

Below is a photo taken at the award presentation ceremony. From left to right: Robert Petit (Director General of the Saint-Laurent Chamber of Commerce), Vanier racing team members: Mauro Ielovcich, Gerry St-Pierre, Jim Fraser and Jim Munro plus André Senay and Sam Kay.

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