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Sometimes you just want to jump into the river


Auteure: Cindy Lopez

The annual Grand Splash event was well-timed this year.


Le Grand Splash, feat. Mayor Valérie Plante (centre, in green). Photos by Cindy Lopez

About 140 people — including Montreal mayor Valerie Plante — took the plunge into the St. Lawrence on Tuesday morning.  Organized by Comité Citoyen Montréal Baignade, the Grand Splash event takes place at the Old Port’s Quai Jacques-Cartier and promotes the improvement and preservation of the St. Lawrence waterways and future public beach projects. The 14th annual early-morning swim also served as an opportunity to cool down during this week’s epic heatwave.

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PHOTOS: Everyone in the river for le Grand Splash


Auteure: Cindy Lopez

The annual event promoting the swimmability of our waterways happened this morning.

Today at Quai Jacques Cartier. Photos by Cindy Lopez

Over 150 people took the plunge this morning for the 13th edition of le Grand Splash at the
Quai Jacques Cartier in the Old Port. Organized by le Comite citoyen Montreal Baignade, it serves as a promotion of the preservation and improving quality of the St Lawrence waterways with the goal of having public access.

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