MONTREAL, Dec. 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The 11th edition of the Guignolée du Dr Julien will take place Saturday December 14, in Montreal, from 9 AM to 5 PM.
The Fondation du Dr Julien invites the public to give generously to
improve the lives of Quebec's vulnerable children and that of their
« The difficult living conditions found in vulnerable neighbourhoods
create a stress so intense that it becomes toxic and endangers a
child's development. This is where the work of the social pediatrics
team comes in - to support and provide families with tools to help them
achieve well-being, ensure that children's basic rights are fully
respected, and provide them with an equal chance at success. We need
the renewed support of the population this December 14th to pursue our mission. Give generously so that our children may thrive
all year-round », declared Dr. Gilles Julien, Founder and President of
the Fondation du Dr Julien.
6 Ways to Contribute to the Guignolée du Dr Julien
On Facebook - Starting December 6th, the Guignolée du Dr Julien's Wheel of Fortune
will be online on the Fondation du Dr Julien's Facebook page. Each time
someone spins the wheel, it will stop on an amount that Groupe Jean Coutu will donate in the name of the person that played the game. The goal is
to collect $ 50,000 before December 14th. You can try it out at Facebook.com/FondationDrJulien.
In Person - All day, on December 14th, volunteers will collect donations in the
streets of Montreal, in public markets (Jean-Talon, Atwater and
Maisonneuve), and at the Salon des métiers d'art de Montréal taking place at Place Bonaventure.
The Fondation du Dr Julien will also accept donations in kind to provide
gifts for children and their families for the holidays (books, toys,
educational toys, art supplies, sporting equipment, clothes, cultural
or sporting event tickets, gift-certificates, or musical instruments
for the Garage à musique).
By Mobile - You can give with your mobile by texting DR JULIEN to 80100. TELUS, a
privileged partner of the Fondation du Dr Julien, will double the
amount up to $ 20,000. In addition to this commitment, TELUS will give
a generous donation of $ 20,000 to the Guignolée.
For the fourth year in a row, TELUS will provide, with the help of its
volunteering employees, the set-up of the phone systems to handle all
calls during the Guignolée, as well as manpower to assist the Fondation
in the fundraising.
By phone - By dialing the 1-855-Dr-Julien.
Online - By visiting the www.guignoleedrjulien.org.
By Mail - At the Fondation du Dr Julien: 1601, Aylwin Street, Montreal, QC, H1W
A Party for the Whole Family
From 9 AM to 5 PM, both event spokespeople - Ève Christian and Christian
Bégin - will greet families at the Assistance d'enfants en difficulté
centre (1600, Aylwin Street). Various outdoor activities will also be
part of the program: upbeat music with percussions and choirs, fire
eaters, pony and horse-drawn carriage rides, face painting for kids,
and street hockey games (featuring comedian Pierre Verville and
Jean-Charles Lajoie as commentators). The real Santa Claus will also be
there to greet both kids and grown-ups! Another not-to-be-missed event
will be the broadcast of "Samedi et Rien d'Autre", a Radio-Canada's
Première Chaîne radio show hosted by Joël Le Bigot, live on site from 7
AM to 11 AM for the 8th consecutive year.
Choirs and music will liven things up at Côte-des-Neiges where
volunteers, including many Villa Sainte-Marcelline students, will
collect donations in front of the Olivieri Bookstore (5219, chemin de
la Côte-des-Neiges) from 9 AM to 5 PM. Montreal public markets
(Jean-Talon, Atwater and Maisonneuve Markets) will get into the Holiday
spirit as well with various live musical performances. A complete
schedule of events is available at www.guignoleedrjulien.org.
December 14th, Community Social Pediatrics Day
December 14th will also be Community Social Pediatrics Day, a movement
supported by the Fondation du Dr Julien. On this occasion, all the
community social pediatrics centres of Quebec will hold their annual
guignolée to maximize their impact. As each centre is self-financing,
the amount gathered will be used to provide services to their
communities' vulnerable families and children. A complete listing of
collection points is available at www.guignoleedrjulien.org.
About the Guignolée du Dr Julien
The Guignolée du Dr Julien collects donations for the Fondation du Dr Julien, a non-profit helping
more than 2000 kids and their families through its two Community Social
Pediatrics centers, the Assistance d'enfants en difficulté (AED) in
Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and the Centre de services préventifs à l'enfance
(CSPE) in Côte-des-Neiges, as well as the Garage à musique. Services
provided include medical, psychosocial, psycho-educational or
educational intervention, innovative therapies (art therapy,
ergotherapy, music therapy), adapted services (orthophony, psychology,
pedopsychiatry and neuropsychology), and various other sport and
cultural activities (summer camps, music courses, theatre, shows,
etc.). Funds gathered will also enable the Fondation to accompany
community social pediatrics emerging elsewhere in Quebec.
SOURCE: Fondation du Dr Julien
For further information:
Pictures and Interview Requests
Émilie Russo, Communication Advisor for the Fondation du Dr Julien and for Ève Christian, Spokesperson for the Guignolée du Dr Julien: 514-528-8488, extension 253 / 514-707-2090.
Stéphanie Di Gregorio, Agence artistique Maxime Vanasse for Christian Bégin, Spokesperson for the Guignolée du Dr Julien: 514-277-4842, extension 223.