Ter­ry Di­monte na­med St. Pats pa­rade Grand Mar­shall

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HOM-977 ra­dio per­so­na­li­ty Ter­ry Di­monte will lead Hud­son’s third an­nual St. Pa­trick’s Day pa­rade when it’s held on March 10, the pa­rade’s exe­cu­tive com­mit­tee an­noun­ced re­cent­ly.

"He is proud Mon­trea­ler and we are ve­ry hap­py to have him," pa­rade or­ga­ni­zers said of their new Grand Mar­shall.

Di­monte, who was born in Ver­dun and rai­sed on the West Is­land, ad­mit­ted to being fas­ci­na­ted by all things ra­dio as a young boy. And the in­ter­est stayed with him as he got ol­der.

"Wor­king at the John Ab­bott Col­lege ra­dio sta­tion, I rea­li­zed this was what I wan­ted to do as a job. Loo­ked co­ol. And it was," Di­monte said in a press re­lease.

Di­monte got his start in pro­fes­sio­nal ra­dio in 1978 at a CBC sta­tion in Chur­chill Ma­ni­to­ba, where he saw "an aw­ful lot of po­lar bears and it was stu­pid cold."

He la­ter wor­ked in Win­ni­peg in the re­cord bu­si­ness and part time in ra­dio. Di­monte be­gan a near­ly 24-year run on Montreal ra­dio sta­tions in 1984, be­fore leaving for a four year stint in Cal­ga­ry. But the out­going ra­dio per­so­na­li­ty said he didn’t have to think twice when he was re­cent­ly as­ked to come back to his home town.

Queen & Queen Mum

Meanw­hile, no­mi­na­tions for the St. Pa­trick’s Day Pa­rade Queen, Queen Mum, and Irish­man of the Year are still being ac­cep­ted. All can­di­date no­mi­na­tions - open to anyone li­ving in the Vau­dreuilSou­langes region - can be sent by email to: exe­ce­di­tor@your­lo­cal­jour­nal.ca. The pa­rade queen will be an­noun­ced Feb. 26, while the Irish­man of the Year will be an­noun­ced du­ring the Irish­man of the Year Din­ner being held at the Hud­son Royal Ca­na­dian Le­gion, on March 9. The 3rd An­nual St. Pa­trick’s Day Pa­rade will be held March 10.

For in­for­ma­tion, call Jim Beau­champ at 514 691-2721, Ga­ry Mckeown at 514 949-2177, or Mike Klai­man from the Hud­son Re­crea­tion Department at 450 458-6699.

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