A unique face-off between Alouettes and Canadiens legends

Friday, 31.03.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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A unique face-off between Alouettes and Canadiens legends
PRESS RELEASE

MONTREAL - A daunting challenge awaits the Montreal Alouettes as they take on the Montreal Canadiens' Legends on Friday March 31st at the Sportsplexe 4 Glaces in Pierrefonds.    All profits from this special event will benefit the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation and West Island Community Shares.

This friendly game, which will start at 7 pm, is presented by Desjardins Securities in collaboration with the West Island Caisses Desjardins, as part of the Desjardins Group Annual Hockey Tournament.

Tickets are on sale for $15 plus taxes at the local West Island Caisses Desjardins or by phone at  514-985-1795 or 1-877-985-1881 ext. 795. For more information please visit our web site www.DesjardinsFaceOff.com.

The Alouettes' roster will include: Larry Smith, Peter Dalla Riva, Bruno Heppell, Ed Philion, Tony Proudfoot and many other players from the Montreal football team. On the Canadiens side fans will be delighted to see legends such as Guy Lafleur, Steve Shutt, Rod Langway, Chris Nilan and many other big names.

To benefit the children

West Island Community Shares is a non-profit organization that works in the West Island of Montreal community. Founded in 1988, it raises funds to be distributed among local charities. Since its creation, West Island Community Shares has distributed over 1.6 million dollars to more than 20 local charities.

The Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation assists children who are underprivileged or sick, or who may have special needs by funding non-profit groups dedicated to fighting poverty, improving their health and well-being, or promoting sport among the less fortunate. Since its inception in 2000, the Foundation has donated close to 3.3 million dollars to close to 150 non-profit organizations all across the province of Quebec.