Me and my oldest son were present when Marc Trestman was introduced as Head Coach of the Alouettes; was on january 8,2008 at La Brasserie Molson,1670 Notre Dame East.-209 kms from my home in Gatineau- I had been invited by Mr. Larry Smith and he told me to contact Louis-Philippe Dorais for details; Louis-Philippe was then Assistant to Vice-President of communications,Claude Rochon. Lunch was served.
Louis-Philippe did introduce me to Mr.Trestman and his wife. I did meet/spoke with many players. During his speech, Mr.Trestman said that the players-they were at the back- should be in front; without them we would not be here. He emphasized that the players are number 1/priority 1/the ones who should be in the front.
It was on this same day,after the conference, that Etienne Boulay announced that he would try the NFL.