Media Alert - Défi Canderel 21st Anniversary

MONTREAL, May 4 /CNW Telbec/ -

    What:   On May 7th the Défi Canderel is celebrating its 21st 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 3km 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.
            Alan DeSousa, Vice President of the Executive board of Montréal,
            Mayor of Ville Saint-Laurent.

    When:   Friday, May 7, 2010

            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    1:00 p.m.
            Winners announced             1:15 p.m.

    Where:  455 René-Lévesque Blvd., corner of Bleury
            Montréal, Québec

            Parking is available for media but space is limited.
            Please reserve by contacting: Katie Knopp at 514-286-4034 or

    Photo/Interview Opportunities:

    - Jonathan Wener and Alan DeSousa will be speaking and available for
    - Members from participating companies will be available for interviews
    - Participants from companies across Montréal competing in a series of
      athletic challenges and a 3 km race through the downtown streets

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:

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 Montréal.

Many thanks to our sponsors - Astral Media, Atmosphere Events, CNW Telbec, ESPACE Magazine, Global Television, Great-West Life, Mansfield Athletic Club, Parasuco, Reliance Construction, Stikeman Elliott, Sunquest Vacations and Zenergy Communications.


For further information: For further information: Katie Knopp, Zenergy Communications, (514) 286-4034,

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