MONTREAL, Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - A limited area of downtown Montreal will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, October 1 for the 22nd March of 1,000 Umbrellas, which will officially kick off Centraide's 2013 campaign.
From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:
- McGill College Avenue (west side) will be closed to automobile traffic between President Kennedy Avenue and St. Catherine Street West.
From 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:
- St. Catherine Street West will be closed to automobile traffic between McGill College Avenue and Clark Street.
- Clark Street will be closed to automobile traffic between St. Catherine Street West and De Maisonneuve Boulevard West.
- Traffic will be allowed on De Bleury Street, but we advise you to take St. Alexandre Street if driving south.
- Note also that St. Catherine Street West will be closed to automobile traffic all day between De Bleury and St. Urbain streets.
Centraide's March of 1,000 Umbrellas will bring together some 20,000 people—including representatives from the business world, public sector, trade unions and community agencies, as well as volunteers—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 noon and proceed east along St. Catherine Street to the Parterre public square of the Quartier des spectacles, where the financial goal of Centraide's 2013 campaign will be announced.
Centraide is an umbrella organization that solicits the help of citizens and corporations to financially support 369 community agencies in Greater Montreal that, in turn, provide essential support to some 500,000 vulnerable people.
Campaign 2013 will run from October 1 to December 18. Anyone wishing to make a donation can call 514 288-1261 or visit www.centraide-mtl.org.
SOURCE: CENTRAIDE OF GREATER MONTREAL
For further information:
Annick Gagnon, Public Relations Coordinator
Phone: 514 288-1261, ext. 242, Cell: 514 566-7077