The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation is a great organization that has donated over $10 million to help children across Quebec. When we heard they were holding a charity hockey game at the Bell Centre just before the Habs started their 2011 playoff run, we got pretty excited…
The Tricolore Au Feminin, now in its 5th year, is an annual charity hockey game played by the female staff of the Montreal Canadiens, the Bell Centre and Evenko. There were plenty of big names in attendance- Canadiens defenceman James Wisniewski signed some autographs, while former Hab Gilbert Delorme coached one of the teams, alongside Olympic medallists Marianne St-Gelais, Charles Hamelin and Tania Vicent, though it was pretty clear that many of the kids in attendance were most star-struck by an appearance from the one-and-only Youppi.
By the end of the incredibly fun night, the event had raised $18,000 for the Children’s Foundation, which directs the money it raises to over 400 charitable endeavours across Quebec. Really, there’s only one thing to add to such a great, positive situation….
GO HABS GO!!!
And a very special shout-out to the great Montreal band, Winter Gloves, who let us their new song, Dancing My Heart Out, in the video. Thanks guys!