Raise your voice in support of our kids and you could win the chance to sing with Céline Dion!
MONTREAL, Jan. 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - As part of the Healing More Better campaign, the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation invites people to join their voices in support of future generations by taking part in the Sing for Sainte-Justine with Céline Dion contest. Participating choirs of this very worthy cause will be competing to win the one-of-a-kind opportunity to share their passion with international superstar Céline Dion.
"René and I are very proud to support the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation's Healing More Better campaign," states Céline Dion, honorary lifetime patron of Sainte-Justine. "This contest is an invitation to be a part of a tremendous undertaking that unites us all: building the best, brightest and healthiest future for the children of today and tomorrow. I hope lots of people sign up and help Sainte-Justine make this wonderful dream come true!"
Those interested in responding to this appeal are invited to get together in groups of three or more, perform and record a short excerpt of one of Céline's songs on camera and upload their videos by March 13 to the contest website at www.healingmorebetter.org. Then, from March 17 to April 30, the public can vote for their favourite choirs by making a donation ($5 per vote) to the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation.
Two choirs will win the contest grand prize: the choir who receives the most online votes and the "judges' favourite" choir. Both will earn the privilege of singing with Céline Dion at a private CHU Sainte-Justine event in 2014. The top 25 choirs, as voted by the public, will receive a $1,000 cash prize from evenko. The names of the winners and further details concerning the private event with Céline Dion will be announced on May 7.
Gregory Charles named head contest judge
When voting opens on March 17, head contest judge Gregory Charles will announce the names of the other members of the artistic community who will sit on the panel of judges with him. Together, they will choose the second winning choir from the 25 entries that receive the most online votes, based on the quality of overall performance (50%) and quality of vocal (50%).
"I'm honoured to be joining this amazing initiative, which will use choral singing to shine the spotlight on an important cause and reach out to help thousands of children across Quebec," says singer-songwriter Gregory Charles. "This is a golden opportunity to get your friends or relatives together and do something meaningful and memorable to benefit our kids. Because, ultimately, Sainte-Justine is all about family!"
For more information on the Sing for Sainte-Justine with Céline Dion contest, go to www.healingmorebetter.org or follow the contest on Twitter (#contestCeline) and the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation's Facebook page.
Developing better ways to heal more children in Quebec
The Sing for Sainte-Justine with Céline Dion contest is part of the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation's Healing More Better campaign. Between now and 2018, Quebecers are invited to show their support for this far-reaching, community-minded initiative and make it possible for Sainte-Justine to accelerate the pace of discovery and develop new ways to heal more children in Quebec. Donations received as a result of the contest will help support excellence in research and healthcare in Canada's largest mother-child university hospital centre.
About the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation
Through community support, the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation strives to accelerate the pace of the leading-edge research at Sainte-Justine, in an effort to develop better ways to heal more children in Quebec. The Foundation is committed to building a healthier tomorrow by delivering a standard of care that is among the best in the world. www.fondation-sainte-justine.org/en
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SOURCE: Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation
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