MONTREAL, Oct. 3, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - A limited area of downtown Montreal will be closed to vehicle traffic on Wednesday, October 4 for the Generosity March to officially kick off Centraide of Greater Montreal's 2017 campaign.
McGill College Avenue will be closed to traffic:
- from 6:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. between De Maisonneuve and Sainte-Catherine
- from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. between Sherbrooke West and Sainte-Catherine
No traffic will be allowed on Sainte-Catherine Street West between McGill College Avenue and Jeanne-Mance Street from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Motorists are therefore advised to avoid the entire downtown area bordered by McGill College, Sainte-Catherine, Jeanne-Mance and Sherbrooke West between 6:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Centraide's Generosity March will bring together nearly 20,000 people—including volunteers and donors as well as representatives from the public sector, trade unions, the business world, community agencies, and the cultural and sports sectors—to support the fight against poverty and social exclusion. The general public is invited to join them.
The marchers will begin assembling at 11:30 a.m. on McGill College Avenue. The march will begin at 12:00 p.m. and proceed along Sainte-Catherine West to the Place des festivals of the Quartier des spectacles, where singer Karim Ouellet will give a performance..
Centraide solicits donations from citizens and companies to financially support a network of nearly 350 community agencies that provide essential support to one out of seven people in Greater Montreal.
Campaign 2017 will run until the end of December. People can make donations at:
SOURCE Centraide of Greater Montreal
For further information: Annick Gagnon, Public Relations Advisor, 514-288-1261, extension 242, firstname.lastname@example.org
Centraide of Greater Montreal covers Laval, Montreal and the South Shore. About 57,000 volunteers are involved with the agencies that it supports, and 22,000 volunteers work on its annual campaign. Centraide is supported by private, public and parapublic corporations and institutions as well as large trade unions that hold 1,600 workplace campaigns every year. The money raised is invested locally...