Live-streaming of Gary Carter Field dedication in Côte Saint-Luc

Gary Carter at Kirwan Park in 1981Côte Saint-Luc, June 21, 2012 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc will live-stream the Gary Carter Field dedication ceremony on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 9 pm.

Viewers can watch live as Mayor Anthony Housefather, former Montreal Expo Warren Cromartie, and other dignitaries unveil the design for a sign marking the city’s primary baseball field. The event is part of the city’s annual Canada Day festivities.

“Gary Carter was a frequent visitor to Côte Saint-Luc during summers in the late 1970s and early 1980s at the Johnny Elias Grand Slam Baseball School,” Mayor Housefather said. “Carter had fans across North America so we wanted to share our event with them, live over the Internet."

Cromartie, who is president of the Montreal Baseball Project, which seeks to return professional baseball to Montreal, will speak at the event. Fans will also watch pre-recorded video messages from teammates Andre Dawson, Tim Raines, Bryn Smith, Ellis Valentine, Rodney Scott, Rowland Office and former Expos general manager and field manager Jim Fanning.

The live stream will available at 9 pm through a link at www.CoteSaintLuc.org/GaryCarter.

The City of Côte Saint-Luc is the third most populous municipality on the island of Montreal, with a population of more 32,321. Gary Carter Field is located at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park and is considered one of the best municipal baseball fields in Quebec. Each year, the field used by Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau Invitational to scout prospects in the region.

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For more information: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org

 

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