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Sports stars to donate items for Lac-Megantic benefit

Friday, 07.12.2013 / 5:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Sports stars to donate items for Lac-Megantic benefit

MONTREAL - Several NHL stars as well as players from the Montreal Alouettes are contributing to a benefit concert and auction in support of Lac-Megantic.

The event will be held Wednesday at Le National in Montreal.

Two organizers, Katy Cloutier and Stephanie Girardeau, are originally from Lac-Megantic, which was devastated when a train loaded with crude oil derailed and exploded last weekend.

So far, 28 people have been confirmed dead.

Montreal Canadiens players Daniel Briere, Francis Bouillon and David Desharnais will contribute items to the silent auction.

Philadelphia Flyers centre Maxime Talbot will attend the event and donate a Flyers jersey for auction. Sweaters will also be provided by Minnesota Wild player Jason Pominville and Francois Beauchemin of the Anaheim Ducks.

Some Alouettes and some of the team's cheerleaders will be on hand as will tennis player Aleksandra Wozniak.

Several Quebec musicians are also scheduled to perform, including Les Croches.

Ticket prices range from $30 to $40.

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