Étienne Talbot appointed Director of the new Saint-Roch YMCA Community Center

We are proud to announce the appointment of Étienne Talbot as Director of the new Saint-Roch YMCA Community Center in Quebec City.

Being an accomplished and respected manager, Étienne Talbot has previously contributed his talent as Director of development of tourism and major events for the City of Quebec. He is also known for his achievements as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Opération Nez rouge.

With his vast experience and his undeniable knowledge of the region and its neighbourhoods, we are convinced that Étienne Talbot will help build the Saint-Roch YMCA into an exceptional place for the community.

"It is a great honor for me to join the YMCAs of Quebec. This is an important organization whose history goes back a century and whose expansion of programs here, in collaboration with other local organizations, will support the community of the Cité-Limoilou borough", says Étienne Talbot.

More than 15 years after the closure of the last YMCA centre in Quebec City, we’re happy to be back with a complete range of programs and services.

The Saint-Roch YMCA will be built on the site of the former Charest Cinema on Du Pont Street in Lower Town. It will house a double gymnasium, a 25-metre indoor pool with 5 corridors, a conditioning room, 4 studios for group fitness classes, a language school, a community kitchen, a youth and seniors zone, a café, a drop-in child care service, and multifunctional spaces.

All of the community programs currently established in the Community Office located on Parvis Street will be moving to this new centre.

The YMCA Saint-Roch project is made possible thanks to the participation of the City of Quebec and the provincial and federal governments. The city has entrusted the YMCAs of Quebec with the management of sports, leisure, community and commercial programs and activities in a 25-year agreement.

Our goal is to consolidate neighbourhoods that are vibrant places to live, full of active and confident kids, passionate and engaged teens, and healthy and thriving adults. We can’t wait to welcome our first members in Saint-Roch!

The Saint-Roch YMCA will open in the spring of 2020.

For more information, read the official press release here (French language only) or visit our website, or follow us online on Facebook and Twitter.


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