Marc Cloutier has worked with the Montreal Expos, the Olympic Stadium, and the Winnipeg Jets. He admits that his water skis helped him get there through all of his contacts. Marc began skiing in 1952 and attended the Water ski school at Laurentide Inn in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Québec. From 1953 to 1957, he started water skiing in Cypress Gardens, where he showcased his talents. During that time, he was put on many different television shows such as Ed Sullivan, Dave Garoway, Gary Moore, and the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. He was also on a series for Water ski school and water safety on Radio Canada for four years.
In 1954, Marc was the highest ranked Barefoot skier in Canada, and 8th in the world. He competed in many championships around the world including Europe Velden Autriche, Campione Italie Water Ski Championships, Ruislup Championnat Commonwealth England (which had a BBC TV show with the Royal Family), Lockenhead in Scotland, Show with Esther Williams (Four months Wembley Empire Pool in London, England), Esther Williams show returns to America, the Honoured Ski Nautique Montréal Sport’s Celebrity at Hotel Mont Royal.Between 1955-1957, Marc did many water ski shows at the Canadian National Exhibition. Marc completed 32 shows per summer, sponsored by Dow, all over Quebec and Ontario in every water ski school in every town where the show was presented. In 1957, Marc was on a US Tour with the Tommy Bartlett Ski Show. The Tour visited forty states in a span of four years. During this time, Marc married Maurine Boyle-Cloutier and marked the first time man and wife both won the Canadian Championships in 1958. He was the Canadian Champion twice in a row. Marc was also a spokesman for Mercury Motor Out Boards and in 1958, the CWA got a Crosby boat with two 100 hp out board motors to be used at all tournaments in Canada.Marc’s accomplishments started to flourish even more from here. From 1959 to 1966, Marc was involved in many water ski shows in SainteAgathe-des-Monts, Quebec. Shows were every Sunday, and every year there would be a live TV show on Radio Canada French and English.
In 1961, he was the Director of Public Relations for the Montreal Canadiens. He became involved with Promotions as an Assistant of President David Molson in 1963. In 1967 Marc was a part of the Worlds Fair Expo involving 748 shows and 5 million spectators. Marc was a manager at the Olympic Stadium in 1976, and is a former stadium manager for the Winnipeg Jets, followed by becoming the Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. In 1984, Marc became the Mayor of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts and acted as an ambassador for his city. During the years
1990-2008, Marc’s profession was a Real Estate Promoter in construction and sale of condos. At the same time, he was the Vice President of the World Hockey Association of Canada and the US, and was also the Spokesman at Cypress Gardens where he organized an annual reunion of all former water skiers.
Thank you Marc for putting so much of your time and effort into this sport!
See Marc Cloutier’s Timex Commercial.