500 amateur athletes will try to climb the 1,013 steps of Place Ville Marie in record time
MONTREAL, Nov. 13, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The 20th RBC Challenge for Centraide—a relay race up one of Montreal's tallest skyscrapers to raise money for the 2017 Centraide Campaign—will be held on November 15, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.
Just over ten athletes will team up and go head to head with 500 employees from companies to try and beat the record of 2 minutes 38 seconds up the 1,013 steps to the 41st floor of Place Ville Marie.
Members of the media are invited to attend the event:
DATE: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
TIME: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 1 Place Ville Marie, Montreal
(Enter via Robert-Bourassa Blvd. The RBC Challenge will start on the ground floor on the south side facing René-Lévesque Blvd.)
Athletes taking the challenge include:
- Lex Albrecht (cycling)
- Alex-Anne Gagnon (freestyle skiing, moguls)
- Marc-Antoine Gagnon (freestyle skiing, moguls)
- Ecaterina Guica (judo)
- Steph Horner (swimming)
- Mikaël Kingsbury (freestyle skiing, moguls)
- Sandrine Mainville (swimming)
- Lizanne Murphy (basketball)
- Pierre-Luc Poulin (kayak)
- Jacqueline Simoneau (synchronized swimming)
- Dori Yeats (wrestling)
All money raised through sponsorships and donations will go to Centraide's 2017 campaign, which runs until the end of December and supports nearly 350 agencies that help one out of seven people in Greater Montreal.
SOURCE Centraide of Greater Montreal
For further information: Annick Gagnon, Public Relations Advisor, Centraide of Greater Montreal, 514-288-1261, ext. 242, firstname.lastname@example.org; Denis Dubé, Manager, Media and Public Relations, RBC, 514-874-6556, email@example.com
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...