BRP’s three millionth Ski-Doo® snowmobile unveiled today at the J. Armand Bombardier Museum
The J. Armand Bombardier Museum today unveiled the three millionth Ski-Doo® assembled by BRP at its Valcourt plant. The ceremony was open to the public and attended by Valcourt Mayor Renald Chênevert, BRP President José Boisjoli, and Museum Director Mario Landry. BRP donated this special snowmobile to the Museum. Production of the three millionth snowmobile in Joseph-Armand Bombardier’s hometown clearly demonstrates that the contribution made by this great inventor and business man is still very palpable in the snowmobile industry. Joseph-Armand Bombardier’s many inventions revolutionized production of this type of vehicle, and they strengthened the region’s economy. Ski-Doo® snowmobiles have now been produced in Valcourt for over 50 years.
“BRP’s three millionth snowmobile will remain here in the community of Valcourt, and it will become a true artifact of the region’s history. It was generously offered to us, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire BRP team for this invaluable donation,” said Mario Landry, Director of the J. Armand Bombardier Museum. Other family activities Visitors can see the millionth, two millionth, and three millionth BRP snowmobiles in the Museum’s collection until March 2014, and thus appreciate evolution of the Ski-Doo® snowmobile’s design over the years. The Museum will be offering a variety of different activities in the coming weeks—an ideal time to enjoy guided tours of the Museum. For more information, see the Museum Web site at bombardiermuseum.com.
About the J. Armand Bombardier Museum Located in Valcourt in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, the J. Armand Bombardier Museum (bombardiermuseum.com) presents the life and work of the great inventor and entrepreneur Joseph-Armand Bombardier. The private museum also shows the snowmobile industry’s growth—the industry for which the Quebec builder and visionary focused his energies. Hours and admission The J. Armand Bombardier Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May 1 to Labour Day. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $15 for families. Admission is free for children five and under. The Museum Plant Tour package is available to those 14 years and over, upon reservation, at a cost of $12 per person.