MONTRÉAL, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau is proud to invite media representatives to attend the celebrations marking the arrival of the participants in the first edition of the Circuit bleu Charles-Bruneau, presented by Desjardins. An official ceremony will follow the arrival of Mylène Paquette, ocean rower and official spokeswoman for the event, and the 20 teams of kayakers. They will have paddled 110 km in four days, circumventing the Island of Montréal in order to raise funds for research and development in the area of pediatric oncology.
Celebrations and arrival of the kayakers
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 AT 4 P.M.
Les Éclusiers par Apollo
400 rue de la Commune Ouest, Montréal, H2Y 2E2
Interviews and official photos available on site
The event will take place in the presence of:
- Pierre Bruneau, spokeperson of the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau
- Mylène Paquette, ocean rower, official spokeswoman for the Circuit bleu Charles-Bruneau
- 8-year-old Félix Lapointe, hero of the event
Please note that our spokeswoman, our figurehead and our young hero will be available on site for interviews. To request an interview, please contact events and communications director Marie-Claude Lachance at 514 219-6350.
About the Circuit bleu Charles-Bruneau
The Circuit bleu Charles-Bruneau will be held for the first time this year. From September 18 to 21, participants will paddle close to 110 km, alone or as part of a relay team, in order to circumvent the Island of Montreal. For complete details, please go to circuitbleu.charlesbruneau.qc.ca
About the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau
Since 1990, the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau has had a mission to give all children with cancer the best chances of recovery by financing research and supporting the development of projects in the area of pediatric oncology. For complete details, please go to charlesbruneau.qc.ca
To follow the kayakers during the Circuit bleu
The public is invited to follow the kayakers on the Fondation's Facebook, Twitter (#Circuitbleu) and YouTube platforms. Video capsules, photos and daily updates will be posted for the duration of the event.
To make a donation
Members of the public are also invited to show their support for children with cancer by encouraging our kayakers with a donation. Dial 1 877 256-0404 or visit circuitbleu.charlesbruneau.qc.ca for details.
SOURCE: Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau
For further information: Marie-Claude Lachance, Director of Events and Communications, Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau, Tel. 514 256-0404, extension 230, Cell. 514 219-6350, [email protected]