The Ligue de Baseball Junior Élite du Québec (LBJEQ) announced at its press conference for the 76th season that it was the return of a 42-game season across Quebec. This year, the LBJEQ has joined the awareness-raising movement of the Sport'Aide team, while the league will take advantage of the month of June to promote the "Inclusion - Openness to diversity in the sports environment" approach.
Photos Kevin J. Raftery, Jasmin Leroux, Pierre Castera
At the launch of the LBJEQ, the reigning champions, the Saint-Eustache Bisons, were represented by William Perrin, Nicolas Legault, Luc Desgroseilliers, head coach Justin L'Archevêque, Alex Simard and Stéphan Ciarlo, the president and Governor of the Bisons.
The veteran Trois-Rivières Aigles head coach, Rémi Doucet, is surrounded by Jaycob Lachance and William Verville.
Quebec Diamonds players Mathieu Deschênes and Olivier Bovet surround their head coach and former major league baseball pitcher, Karl Gélinas.
Josué Peley, who is at the helm of the Charlesbourg Alouettes and who is also a former interpreter with the Blue Jays, is surrounded by his players Xavier Boutin and Xavier Bilodeau.
Among the Laval Pirates Chevrolet 440, we see Jacques Continelli (president), Sébastien Rivest (head coach), Anthony Charbonneau, Arno Martin, Maxime Fortin, Sébastien Groulx (managing director) and Darren Auger.
Baseball Quebec will put the inclusion signature (multicolored Sport’Aide logo) on the uniforms of all their Quebec teams. Maxime Lamarche, CEO of Baseball Quebec, and Vanessa Riopel, to his right, are surrounded by Team Quebec players.
During the Sport'Aide press conference, we saw Rémi Doucet, the head coach of the Aigles Junior, Patricia Landry, the head coach of the CBA and Team Quebec, Vanessa Riopel, of Baseball Quebec , Victoria Lachance, player of the Aigles de Trois-Rivières, and Sylvain Croteau, CEO of Sport'Aide.