MONTREAL, April 23 /CNW Telbec/ -
What: This year 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
Stephane 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 1:15 p.m.
Winners announced 1:00 p.m.
Where: Place Felix 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
- Participants from companies across Montréal competing in a series of
athletic challenges and a 2.2 km race through the street of downtown
- Speeches by Jonathan Wener and mayor Gérald Tremblay
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:
In the weeks before the run 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
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)