MONTREAL, April 29 /CNW Telbec/ -
What: On May 1st the Défi Canderel is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.
The annual corporate fundraiser sees teams of 5 or more employees
from Montréal's largest and most recognized companies compete
against one another in a 2.2 km race to raise money for cancer
research. All proceeds are donated to The Goodman Cancer Centre at
McGill University and the Institut du cancer de Montréal at
l'Université de Montréal.
Who: Jonathan Wener, C.M., Chairman, Canderel Management Inc.
Gérald Tremblay, Mayor, City of Montréal
Caroline Brunet, Sprint Canoer, Olympic Silver and Bronze Medalist
Stéphane Quintal, NHL Player, Montréal Canadians 1995-99 and
When: Friday, May 1, 2009
Media arrival 10:45 a.m.
Teams compete in challenges 11:00 a.m.
Speeches 12:00 p.m.
Run starts 12:30 p.m.
Run ends at starting point 1:00 p.m.
Winners announced 1:15 p.m.
Where: Place Félix Martin (455 René-Lévesque Blvd.)
Parking is available for media but space is limited.
Please reserve by contacting: Rob Jeanveau at 514-273-4034 or
- Athletes Caroline Brunet and Stéphane Quintal will be on hand and
available for interview
- Jonathan Wener and Mayor Gérald Tremblay will be speaking and available
- Participants from companies across Montréal competing in a series of
athletic challenges and a 2.2 km race through the downtown streets
About Défi Canderel
Since 1989, Canderel has been organizing one of Montreal's biggest
fund-raisers. In that time, close to 6 million dollars has been raised for
cancer research at the Goodman Cancer Centre at McGill University and the
Institut du cancer de Montréal at l'Université de Montréal. This money has
yielded tangible, measurable results. Specialized equipment, research grants
and much more has been made possible, and the universities involved take pride
each year in revealing what the money raised was used for.
Note to Media:
Advance interviews can be arranged with Défi Canderel Chairman Jonathan
Wener and his wife Susan, as well as representatives from the Goodman Cancer
Centre and the Institut du cancer de Montréal.
Many thanks to our sponsors - Great West Life, Stikeman Elliott, Reliance
Construction, Mansfield Athletic Club, Zenergy Communications and CNW Telbec.
For further information:
For further information: Rob Jeanveau, Zenergy Communications, (514)