“We had two challenges. Mainly, a climate challenge that slowed down the work of our supplier and a labor challenge,” mentions Dominic Fugère. According to the latter, the dismantling of the facilities is two weeks late compared to the usual duration of the work, which is four weeks.
The supplier in charge of installing the stands had accumulated a delay even before the start of the Grand Prix, which took place from August 4 to 6, on the site of another event, the Valleyfield Régates, which was held in mid-July. .
“They had to interrupt the dismantling at Valleyfield to come and prepare for the Grand Prix because we couldn’t schedule it. They set up the Grand Prix stands and returned to take them down at Valleyfield. And then, since last week, they are finishing the dismantling at our house. Most of it is done. We eliminated everything that harmed our neighbor the Hippodrome so that we were consistent with the act of easement. We notified the City Council that it would take a little longer in the parking lot.”
When the weather is bad, the work simply cannot be done. “We cannot send workers to heights when there are downpours or risk of storms because it is very dangerous for them to slip or get electrocuted,” says Fugère.
And it is impossible to hire more workers when the weather is good to speed up the process. “As there is a labor shortage, our supplier could not turn around and hire temporary workers. There is no.”