A FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN
GAME NIGHTS AT THE BELL CENTRE
For the past five seasons, the Foundation has organized two fund-raising activities – a lottery and silent auctions – during Canadiens home games at the Bell Centre.
The Foundation’s lottery gives Canadiens fans the chance to win $1,500 on game night. This past season, more than $60,000 in prizes was given to winners. Collectors and fans who like to collect memorabilia were able to get their hands on unique items, thanks to silent auctions held at the Bell Centre.
We were also pleasantly able to observe that hockey fans – happy to see the return of their game after the lockout – renewed their support for the Foundation by participating and giving generously during silent auctions and lotteries, thus helping the Foundation raise more than $300,000.
The Foundation thanks the following groups for their availability and their enthusiasm during the lottery ticket sales campaign:
Avalanche du Québec Axion de Montréal Cavaliers Bois-de-Boulogne Cégep St-Laurent Cobras de Terrebonne Collège Brébeuf
Corps de Cadets 2927 Anjou Équipe Quest Escadron 643 de St-Hubert HEC Liaisonneuve Loews Le Concorde
Lynx Collège Édouard-Montpetit McGill - Kappa Altha Theta McGill Cancer Society Université de Montréal
THE WIVES’ COLLECTION
Something new was unveiled during the 2005-06 season. The players’ wives’ collection – a new line of women’s clothing designed by the Canadiens Consumer Products Department, in collaboration with the wives and girlfriends of Habs players. The collection was accompanied by red bracelets, which sold for $2 each. The campaign was very successful, and $50,000 from sales generated by the collection and the bracelets was given to the Foundation.
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