MONTREAL, Dec. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - The eighth edition of the "Guignolée du Dr Julien" will take place on Saturday, December 18. The purpose is to raise funds for Dr Julien's Foundation and his community-based social pediatrics centers: the Assistance d'enfants en difficulté (AED) centre in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district and the Centre de services préventifs à l'enfance (CSPE) in the Côte-des-Neiges district.
Stakeholders, parents, friends, volunteers, artists and media personalities will all join around a common cause: children. The public is invited to take part in this festive event and thus to contribute to the social pediatrics movement, which helps the most vulnerable children. Other social pediatrics centers will carry out fundraising activities simultaneously in their communities. Throughout the day, the public will be invited to visit those regional centers and to make donations to help the implementation and development of local services in social pediatrics.
Donations that really make a difference
A financial donation will help Dr Julien's Foundation continue its activities and offer, year-round, a wide range of clinical services to meet the global needs of children, including art therapy, support meetings for parents with 0- to 18- month-old infants and toddlers, stimulation workshops for preschoolers and 6- to 14- year-old children and various activities such as summer camps, theater classes, music lessons, sports and cultural activities, shows, etc.
New toys, educational games, arts and crafts supplies, sports equipment, children's clothing, tickets to cultural or sporting events can also be donated and will be greatly appreciated. These will be given as gifts to the children and families supported by the social pediatrics centers.
The "Guignolée du Dr Julien" in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
The "Guignolée du Dr Julien", a Montreal tradition, will take place once again this year in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district, at the AED, 1600 Aylwin (corner Adams) from 7am to 5pm. Radio-Canada's Saturday morning host, Joël Le Bigot, and all his team from the show Samedi et rien d'autre will be part of the morning festivities.
The "Guignolée du Dr Julien" in Côte-des-Neiges
For the second year running, the Guignolée in Côte-des-Neiges is organized by the CSPE in collaboration with Villa Sainte-Marcelline and Librairie Olivieri to raise funds in the CDN district. It will take place at the CSPE, 6555 Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges and in front of Librairie Olivieri, near the corner of Jean-Brillant and Côte-des-Neiges, from 9am to 3pm.
Montreal's Public Markets welcome the "Guignolée du Dr Julien"
Since last year, the Jean-Talon, Maisonneuve and Atwater markets have become partners of the "Guignolée du Dr Julien" and welcome teams of volunteers who will collect donations from the public between 9am and 3pm.
To find out more about the "Guignolée du Dr Julien" and social pediatrics, or to make an online donation, go to www.fondationdrjulien.org
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Sylvain Arsenault, Fondation du Dr Julien, 514-235-8443 or 514-527-3777, [email protected]
Maxime Vanasse (Agence MVA) for Christian Bégin, spokesperson : 514-277-4842
Communications Lise Raymond for Ève Christian, spokesperson : 450 640-0500 and [email protected]