Groupe Ménard becomes an official partner of CF Montréal

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MONTREAL - CF Montréal announced Friday the signing of a multi-year partnership agreement with Groupe Ménard as the Club's official motorcoach carrier.

Groupe Ménard and its fleet of over 100 vehicles will provide CF Montréal with comfortable, refined and, above all, safe transport. The Quebec company becomes the trusted transporter for all CF Montréal first-team coach travel needs in Montreal. The company is also committed to providing transportation for CF Montréal’s Academy.

“We are delighted to announce this new collaboration with Groupe Ménard,” said CF Montréal President and CEO Gabriel Gervais. “CF Montréal continues to grow its portfolio of partners by forging strong ties with the Quebec business community. We aim to continue building relationships with companies with a significant footprint in their respective fields. The multigenerational Groupe Ménard organization is a fine example of this, and we are proud to count on their unparalleled service focused on the security of our Club.”

“Groupe Ménard is proud to be officially part of the CF Montréal team,” said Groupe Ménard President and CEO Nancy Ménard. “We look forward to contributing to the Club's success by providing safe, quality charter transportation for years to come.”

About CF Montréal

Founded in 1992 and having completed its first season in 1993, CF Montréal is a professional soccer club playing in MLS since 2012. It has won the Canadian Championship five times (2008, 2013, 2014, 2019, 2021) and reached the final of the Concacaf Champions League in 2015, as well as the quarterfinals in 2009 and 2022. CF Montréal plays its home games at Stade Saputo, a soccer-specific stadium with a capacity of 19,619.

In 2010, the organization established the CF Montréal Academy, a soccer training centre with over 100 players. CF Montréal was the first professional club in North America to offer a sports-study program. The Club's development structure also includes U13 and U14 Pre-Academy teams. The Club's network of Partner Clubs (CIP) and regional programs also enable the Club to reach nearly 1,000 additional U8 to U12 players. The women's program was introduced to the Club's Academy on May 31, 2023.

Through the Montreal Impact Foundation, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2023, CF Montréal is deeply involved in the community. Its mission is to organize and support activities to improve the quality of life of children and families from underserved communities. In particular, it provides sports facilities to promote physical activity and social integration.

About Groupe Ménard

A multigenerational family business serving Quebec for over 60 years, Groupe Ménard provides school bus and luxury coach services. Its service network spans the roads of Quebec, Ontario and the United States, offering trusted transportation to all its passengers.

When Émile and Ruth Ménard founded Autobus Ménard in 1962, they offered a school bus service, with a fleet that at the time consisted of just two vehicles.

In 1970, luxury coaches were added to the fleet and became part of the company's services. Pierre and Diane Ménard continued to expand the company, and Autobus Ménard acquired Autobus Richelieu and Autobus St Alexandre. Today, the third generation has taken over, and now offers its customers a fleet of over 100 vehicles.