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Second edition of the Habs radio-telethon

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
PRESS RELEASE


MONTREAL (March 16, 2011) – The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation will be hosting the second edition of its Radio-Telethon on Thursday March 17 in partnership with broadcasters CJAD, CKAC and RDS.  is Presented in collaboration with Activis, Bell and Desjardins the event aims at supporting the efforts of the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation to provide a brighter and healthier future for children in need, and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle among Quebec youth.

At the crack of dawn, studio hosts from both radio stations will kick off the event by inviting the public to make a pledge to the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and support their cause. Throughout the day, members of the Montreal Canadiens family and representatives of various organizations that benefited from the Foundation’s support over the years will be invited to take part in various radio shows on CJAD and CKAC. Le Réseau des Sports (RDS) will join the broadcasting at 4 p.m. with several interviews being conducted live from the Bell Centre. Simultaneously, several members of the Canadiens Alumni, player’s spouses and members of the Canadiens organization will be working the phones to receive pledges from the general public until the end of the hockey game between the Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

“The Foundation is very grateful for the support, the generosity and the expertise provided by the Montreal Canadiens rights holders CJAD, CKAC and RDS in making this event a resounding success, stated Pierre Boivin, President and CEO, Club de hockey Canadiens, evenko and l’Aréna des Canadiens, and Chairman of the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation. We hope that all listeners and fans will tune in and be as generous as they were last year for the first edition of the Foundation’s Radio-Telethon.”

HOW TO PLEDGE

BY PHONE        1 888 925-2133
ON LINE        fondation.canadiens.com
TEXT MESSAGE        Text HABS to 45678 for a $5 pledge (no applicable fees)

SPECIAL PROMOTIONS

Donate $50 and receive an 8’’ x 10’’ glossy photo of Tomas Plekanec
Donate $100 and receive an 8’’ x 10’’ glossy photo of both Tomas Plekanec AND Brian Gionta
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About the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation
The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation is determined to provide a better and healthier future for children in need, and is committed to encourage and promote a healthy and active lifestyle among the youth. In January 2009, the Foundation launched its flagship BLEU BLANC BOUGE program with the inauguration of the first of five refrigerated multipurpose outdoor community rinks at François-Perrault Park in the Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension borough. This inaugural outdoor rink was followed by a second infrastructure at Le Carignan Park in Montréal-Nord, and Willibrord Park in Verdun while the construction of the fourth rink in LaSalle is scheduled for the spring of 2011. Since its inception in August 2000, the Foundation has donated more than $10 million to over 400 charitable groups working to support the well-being of children across Quebec.

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