MONTREAL, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau is proud to invite media representatives to attend the celebrations marking the departure of the participants in the first edition of the Circuit bleu Charles-Bruneau, presented by Desjardins. An official ceremony will precede the departure of Mylène Paquette, ocean rower and official spokeswoman for the event, and the 20 teams of kayakers. Participants will paddle close to 110 km in four days, circumventing the Island of Montréal in order to raise funds for research and development in the area of pediatric oncology.
| Celebrations and departure of the kayakers
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 AT 7:30 A.M.
Écluse #5 de Lachine
500 rue des Iroquois, Montréal, QC H8S 4J5
| In case of rain, the ceremony will be held under the big top at the
Musée de Lachine (Chemin du Musée, Montréal, QC H8S 4L9)
|Interviews and official photos available on site|
The event will take place in the presence of:
- Mylène Paquette, ocean rower, official spokeswoman for the Circuit bleu Charles-Bruneau
- Yann Perreau, singer-songwriter, figurehead for Day 1 of the event
- 8-year-old Félix Lapointe, hero of the event
Please note that our spokeswoman, our figurehead and our young hero will be available on site for interviews. To request an interview, please contact events and communications director Marie-Claude Lachance at 514 219-6350.
About the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau
Since 1990, the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau has had a mission to give all children with cancer the best chances of recovery by financing research and supporting the development of projects in the area of pediatric oncology. For complete details, please go to charlesbruneau.qc.ca
To follow the kayakers during the Circuit bleu
The public is invited to follow the kayakers on the Fondation's Facebook, Twitter #Circuitbleu and YouTube platforms. Video capsules, photos and daily updates will be posted for the duration of the event.
To make a donation
Members of the public are also invited to show their support for children with cancer by encouraging our kayakers with a donation. Dial 1 877 256-0404 or visit circuitbleu.charlesbruneau.qc.ca for details.
SOURCE: Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau
For further information:
Director of Events and Communications
Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau
Tel. 514 256-0404, extension 230
Cell. 514 219-6350