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Technical Team | Montreal Impact
Executive Vice-President, Soccer Operations & Stade Saputo
RICHARD LEGENDRE :: Executive VP of the Impact and the Saputo Stadium
has been active in politics and sports for numerous years.
He was elected Member of the National Assembly in Blainville in the partial election of October 1, 2001, before being reelected in 2003.
While he was Minister for Tourism, Recreation and Sports in Prime Minister Bernard Landryâ€™s cabinet, he played a crucial role in the rescue and the relaunch of the Montreal Impact as a non-profit organization, in 2002.
Previously, he was Director of the Canadian Open and of Tennis Canada, from 1988 to 2001, where he spearheaded the construction project at Jarry Park from 1990 to 1995.
was instrumental in the stadiumâ€™s expansion, which was achieved through public financing and the participation of major sponsors.
graduated in recreology at the University of Quebec
in Trois-RiviÃ¨res, in 1975.
He joined the Impact on August 13, 2007.
Linda Vendetti works as administrative assistant for President Joey Saputo and Vice President Richard Legendre since the Saputo Stadium opening, May 2008.
CTV.ca | Former tennis star joins PQ leadership race
Former tennis star joins PQ leadership race
BLAINVILLE, Que. , Richard Legendre
, who once represented Canada in Davis Cup tennis action, announced Tuesday he
wants to win independence for Quebec as the next leader of the Parti Quebecois.
"I totally endorse it," Legendre
, 52, said of the new program.He
said sovereignty is the best vehicle to address the so-called fiscal imbalance with the federal government and Quebec should be able to get its money back to invest in health and education.
"We should not be content to be spectators while the federal government evaluates its budgetary surpluses for more than 10 years, surpluses that have continued to increase," he
said.Legendre, who was on Canada's Davis Cup team in 1978 and was ranked one of the 10 best players in the country between 1973 and 1979, was an executive with Tennis Canada before being elected to the legislature four years ago.He
approaching the leadership race like any other competition.
"Francois and I share many of the same ideas," Legendre
...Legendre noted besides his four years in politics, he has experience in business and in managing a variety of projects.
Tennis Canada RICHARD LEGENDRE
Tennis Canada RICHARD LEGENDRE
has been a pillar of the tennis community in Quebec and in Canada for the past 35 years.Legendre first got noticed as a player when he
dominated the Canadian junior rankings in 1971.
played on the professional tour for five years, reaching No. 220 in 1979.
then went on to coaching, working with Team Quebec in 1980 and 1981.
From 1981-1985, he
acted as Alcan and Molson Circuits director.
As a road builder for the success of the international tours, he impressed Tennis Canada with his organizational skills and became head of the Montreal office in 1988.
Instrumental in the spectacular job of turning the old Jarry Park
into a world-class national tennis centre, he
elevated the quality of the Canada Open to rank among the most popular stops on the pro tour.
The results of his
effort to promote and develop the sport in Quebec and in Canada have been tremendous.
During his career as coach of Team Quebec (1980-1981), he produced many top players and was the first full-time coach of this program.
As director of the first international circuits (Alcan and Molson) from 1981-1986, he
paved the way for many international tournaments in Quebec and in Canada.
As the director of Massé Legendre Communication, he was responsible for granting a major sponsorship to the Fédération Québécoise de Tennis, allowing the implementation of their present school program.
raised the status of the Canadian Open, which became a world-renowned event praised by the international governing bodies overlooking these tournaments.
The Montreal event also broke numerous attendance records for a week-long event.
The event has become an excellent development tool, as well as a premier promotional vehicle.
was the master craftsman in the transformation of the baseball stadium into a world-class tennis centre where the main purpose now is geared towards the development of athletes.
Furthermore, this achievement was realized without any financing from the organization, with the costs being paid for by the different levels of government.
received several rewards, which include Best Organization
by the ATP Tour and Greatest Site Improvement by the ATP Tour in 1997.
was also inducted into the Hall of Fame of Quebec Tennis as a Builder in 1998 and was voted Builder of the Year by Commerce Magazine
also received the Excellence Award for On-Site activities by the ATP Tour in 1999 and won Tournament of the Year from the WTA Tour in 1998.
Vancouver Sun - National
Legendre left his job as a director with Tennis Canada last March to join Landry's cabinet as a junior minister responsible for tourism , recreation and sport.Full Story
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