MONTREAL, Dec. 3, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The 18th edition of Tremblant's 24h is just around the corner, running from December 7 to 9. Once again this year, more than 3,500 skiers, walkers and runners will convene at Mont Tremblant Resort with a single objective: to meet this year's fundraising target of $4.125 million in support of sick and disadvantaged children and thus surpass last year's record total of $3.868 million.
Media representatives are invited to experience this emotion-filled weekend by participating in the different activities that have been scheduled (complete calendar of events is shown below). The three foundations that benefit from the event (Fondation Charles-Bruneau, Ottawa Senators Foundation and Fondation Tremblant), the sponsored children, ambassadors, organizing committee and participating teams will all be on-site to share their experiences.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Friday, December 7 Cision press room hours: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Quartier Tremblant – Base camp – 2nd floor – Les Équipiers 1 room
Kids First Tracks – 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Rendezvous point: Onésime carpet Join us to watch the sponsored children enjoy the First Tracks – a heartwarming event where the kids experience the magic of the 24h – for some of them, their first time ever on skis! This is also a prime occasion to chat with the kids and the event ambassadors and get some great photos.
BORÉALE Party – 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Le Grand Manitou – Mountain summit This is the festive weekend kick-off for participants. Musical ambiance by DJ Franky Selector and live show by Antoine Gratton.
Saturday, December 8 Cision press room hours: 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Quartier Tremblant – Base camp – 2nd floor – Les Équipiers 1 room
Official presentation of foundations and sponsored children – 10:30 a.m. Quartier Tremblant – Base camp and broadcasting live at Chalet des voyageurs One of the emotional highlights of the weekend; the children and their families speak a few words and help further inspire participants who are getting ready to start their 24-hour challenge. For the media, this is a chance to meet the families, sponsored kids, participants and event ambassadors.
Official start of Tremblant's 24h Marriott roundabout
Participants' assembly – 11:00 a.m. Departure ceremony - 11:15 a.m. Opening parade – 11:45 a.m. Official starts: ski, run, hybrid and walk – noon
Annual distribution of donations by Fondation Tremblant – 2:30 p.m. Quartier Tremblant – Base camp
Outdoor concerts – Rogers Stage, base of the slopes (Reserved area for media in front of the stage – access upon request)
8:00 p.m.: Marie-Mai The singer and 24h ambassador is back, to the delight of all, with a new album and an exclusive, free show for fans and the entire event community.
10:00 p.m.: Mélissa Lavergne and friends Our faithful music director and her rockin' "24h house band" will get spectators and participants on their feet as she and her guests perform the world's chart-topping disco hits. Guests: Yann Perreau, Paul Doucet, Karim Ouellet and Alfa Rococo.
11:30 p.m.: Igloofest at the base of the slopes with CRi (DJ set) To keep the fun going, Igloofest will add a touch of magic to the night and have everyone dancing until the wee hours.
Sunday, December 9 Cision press room hours: 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Quartier Tremblant – Base camp – 2nd floor – Les Équipiers 1 room
Meet the sponsored children: 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Family Zone, Place St-Bernard A heartwarming personal meeting between the teams and the children they are sponsoring, and a chance to speak with the kids and their families.
Tremblant's 24h official countdown – 11:30 a.m. In the transition zones
Tremblant's 24h grand finale - noon In the transition zones
Closing ceremony – fundraising total announcement – 12:15 p.m. Rogers Stage, base of the mountain
18th edition of Tremblant's 24h
From Friday, December 7 at 1:00 p.m. to Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m.
The CISION press room is on the 2nd floor of Quartier Tremblant – Base Camp (formerly called Centre des Congrès Tremblant) – Les Équipiers 1 room
1000 Chemin des Voyageurs, Mont-Tremblant (to the right of the Cabriolet)
Tremblant's 24h ambassadors attending: Marie-Mai, Benoit Gagnon, Philippe Fehmiu, Erik Guay, Lianne Laing, Alexandre Bilodeau, Alexandre Despatie, Dominic Arpin, Frédéric Plante and Phil Roy
Confirmed personalities: Pierre Bruneau, Paul Doucet, Alexandre Dubé, Hugo Giroux
Guest artists: Marie-Mai, Mélissa Lavergne, Antoine Gratton, Igloofest and more!
There will be many opportunities for on-site photo sessions and interviews.
Join the conversation online with the hashtag #24hTremblant
CISION is a proud broadcasting partner of Tremblant's 24h
SOURCE 24h Tremblant
For further information: and accreditation: Camille Rochon, TACT Intelligence-conseil, T. 514-667-0196, ext. 423, C. 514-688-2519, [email protected]; Caroline Couillard, Public Relations Director, Tremblant's 24h, 514-755-5729, [email protected]