20,000 people are expected for Centraide's March of 1,000 Umbrellas
MONTREAL, Oct. 2, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - On Wednesday, October 3, a limited area of downtown Montreal will be closed to traffic for the 21st edition of Centraide's March of 1,000 Umbrellas, which will launch Centraide's 2012 campaign.
Between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., McGill College Avenue (west side) will be closed to traffic between President Kennedy Avenue and St. Catherine Street West.
From 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., St. Catherine Street West from McGill College Avenue to Saint-Alexandre Street, St. Alexandre Street between St. Catherine Street and René Lévesque Boulevard, and two westbound lanes on René Lévesque Boulevard between St. Alexandre Street and De Bleury Street, will be closed to traffic as well.
Centraide's March of 1,000 Umbrellas will bring together some 20,000 participants, including volunteers and community agency representatives along with business, public sector and trade union leaders. The general public is invited to join them for this great demonstration of caring.
Participants will begin assembling at 11:30 a.m. on McGill College Avenue (at the corner of St. Catherine Street). The march will begin at 12:00 noon and proceed east along St. Catherine Street to the SNC-Lavalin grounds (De Bleury Street, adjacent to the Gesù Theatre) for the announcement of Centraide's 2012 campaign goal.
As an umbrella organization, Centraide collects donations for multiple agencies in Montreal, in Laval and on the South Shore to meet the needs of disadvantaged people.
Campaign 2012 will run from October 3 to December 11. 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, Centraide of Greater Montreal
Tel.: 514 288-1261, ext. 242 / Cell.: 514 705-7350
Click here for the map of the route of Centraide's March of 1,000 Umbrellas.