Date: May 24, 1986
Location: Montreal, Canada
Newspaper: The Gazette
National Transportation. Week runs from May 25 to June 1. Here is a schedule of some of the major public events planned for the week.
Monday, May 26
Blood donor clinic: Members of the transport industry and the general public are asked to drop by 3131 Sherbrooke St. E. to donate blood. The clinic, which Will be run by the Red Cross, will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Friday, May 30.
Tuesday, May 27
Expos’ Night: The week’s organizers have made 1,000 baseball tickets available to the public for the Montreal Expos’ game against the San Diego Padres. The tickets ere for seats at the Olympic Stadium’s 300 and 400 levels and are sold on a first-come first-serve basis. About 500 tickets remain unsold. The game starts at 7:35 p.m. For tickets call:
Yvon Brodeur: 514-735-5451
Pierre Guerin: 514-622-4268; 514-637-6554
Richard Cahill: 514-842-1738
Claude Montpetit: 514-399-7088
Wednesday, May 28
Seminar: “The Management and Maintenance of a Trucking Fleet.” Registration for this all-day seminar for businessmen begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Hotel Sheraton in Laval.
Friday, May 30
Annual parade: More than 100 vehicles, including trucks, buses and motorcycles, will parade through the streets of Montreal with drivers honking their horns all the way. The parade gives spectators a chance to see some antique and unusual transport equipment The parade starts at noon at the Concorde Bridge and then winds its way along University St., Dorchester Blvd., Guy, Sherbrooke and Papineau streets.
Saturday, May 31
Sunday, June 1
Expo Air ’86: Members of the 431st Canadian Armed Forces Air Demonstration Squadron – better known as the Snowbirds – will take part in the air show at Mirabel airport.
There will be an outdoor display of more than 60 aircraft, many of which the public can board. Indoors, more than 80 information and display booths will be set up.
Tickets for adults are $4 daily. Admission will be free for children under age 12 on Saturday and S1 on Sunday.
The Montreal Expos’ mascot, Youppi, will greet children on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m.
All proceeds from Expo Air ’86 will go to Wings of Hope, a nonprofit organization which transports food and medical supplies to impoverished people in Peru and Bolivia.
Sunday, June 1
Truckers’ Tournament: The Quebec Trucking Association invites the public to Galeries d’Anjou to witness truck drivers test their skins in competition from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.