February 22, 2016 1:56 pm
Updated: February 22, 2016 2:08 pm

ExposFest Mini: A chance for kids to learn about the Montreal Expos

WATCH ABOVE: Baseball coach Chris Chartier and author Bill Young talk to Global's Gloria Henriquez about an upcoming Expos Mini Fest to raise funds for DB_CC Baseball in Dorval.

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DORVAL – Young baseball fans will have a chance to learn all about Montreal’s beloved baseball team, the Montreal Expos, through meeting some of baseball’s greats.

“It’s a chance to go out there and meet special guests and to discuss baseball,” said Chris Chartier, the event’s organizer.

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Texas Rangers’ player Luis Rodriguez, long-time Expos broadcaster Jacques Doucet and Expos-fan and hip-hop artist Annakin Slayd will be on-hand to sign autographs and answer any baseball and Expos-related questions.

“There’s a lot of back and forth bantering about what were the Expos like, these all kids who were born after the Expos left town,” said Bill Young, author of Remembering the Montreal Expos.

“There seems to be a lot of interest in kids and it surprises me a little bit.”

“The old timers, people my age and perhaps a bit younger, are still suffering the nostalgia of the loss, but I think the idea of Major League Baseball coming to Montreal is seductive.”

ExposFest Mini is not only a chance to meet baseball greats, but to also contribute to the community.

Funds raised during the event will go Dorval Baseball; the project gives underprivileged kids access to baseball for free.

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“There will be game-used jerseys on display and lots of other memorabilia,” said Chartier, who added there will be a viewing of The Perfect Storm: The 1994 Expos as well as raffle prizes.

Kids are encouraged to bring their DS’ for all-day competitions (some will be available to use onsite).

Expos Fest Mini 2016 poster.

Courtesy of Chris Chartier

What: ExposFest Mini

Where: Sarto Desnoyers Community Center, 1335 Lakeshore Drive in Dorval.

When: March 6, 2016

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