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The Montreal Canadiens and the Molson Foundation team up

Monday, 17.01.2011 / 6:18 PM / News
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The Montreal Canadiens and the Molson Foundation team up
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MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens and the Molson Foundation announced today the investment of $250,000 each over five years to support the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence.

The Canadiens also announced their renewed partnership with the Foundation, with a donation of $250,000 to the organization, spread out over five years (2010 to 2014), at $50,000 per year. The funds will allow the Fondation to pursue its scholarship program for the province’s most promising young female and male hockey players. By the same occasion, the Molson brothers unveiled their support for the foundation, with a new $250,000 contribution by the Molson Foundation, spread over five years, for the funding of the Foundation’s university scholarships program.

In 2008, the Montreal Canadiens announced a three-year investment totalling $100,000 towards the Fondation – a donation that allowed the organization to create a program to support men and women’s ice hockey. The Molson Foundation has been a prestigious sponsor of the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence since 2004.

Canadiens General Manager Pierre Gauthier today presented twenty-eight $1,500 scholarships to hockey players between 14 and 17 years of age. Eight of the scholarships were given to female hockey players from Quebec’s provincial squad who are seeking to join the Canadian national team, while twenty scholarships were handed out to Midget AAA League players. The awards ceremony was held at the Bell Centre prior to the game between the Canadiens and the visiting Calgary Flames.

“As a professional team, it is our duty to take part in the development of hockey and to support the next generation of players,” said Gauthier. “Tomorrow’s professional hockey players are the young people who play their favourite sport throughout the four corners of this province. It is up to us to provide them with the resources they need to succeed. I would like to congratulate all of the recipients and wish everyone of them success in class and all the best for the rest of the season.”

“This double investment and the partnership renewal is a testimonial to the solid leadership and the confidence that the Montreal Canadiens and the Molson brothers have towards our foundation and to Quebec’s young athletes and students,” said Claude Chagnon, president of the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence.

Recipients for 2011 were selected based on their hockey excellence and for having continued their post-secondary education. The Montreal Canadiens scholarships program is managed by Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence in partnership with Hockey Québec and the Midget AAA League. Hockey Québec general manager Sylvain B. Lalonde and Midget AAA League president Claude Gauthier said they were very pleased with the support of the Montreal Canadiens and the work done by the Fondation to support young hockey players. “The Montreal Canadiens scholarships program is a natural link to our organizations and reinforces our objectives, in terms of personal development of each hockey player,
both at the academic and sporting levels,” said Lalonde and Gauthier.

THE 28 RECIPIENTS OF THE 2011 MONTREAL CANADIENS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

($1,500 scholarship to each of the 28 recipients)

 

NOM

AGE

RÉSIDENCE

ÉQUIPE

Mélodie Bouchard

16

Sept-Îles

Dynamo Royal

Gabrielle Davidson

17

Pointe-Claire

Dawson Blues (Collégial féminin)

Ann-Renée Desbiens

16

La Malbaie

Seigneurs Beaubourg (Midget AA Masc.)

Abbey Fraser

16

Hudson

Kuper Kodiaks (Midget AA Fém)

Alex Lapointe

17

Mercier

Patriotes Collège St-Laurent (Collégial féminin)

Geneviève Legault

17

Sainte-Julie

Express Richelieu (Midget AA Fém)

Vickie Lemire

16

Hudson

Kuper Kodiaks (Midget AA Fém)

Camille Pauck

16

Boucherville

Express Richelieu (Midget AA Fém.)

Simon Bouchard

16

Québec

Blizzard du Séminaire St-François

 Jérémie Carignan

16

Amos

Forestiers d’Amos

Alexandre Centis-Jorge 

15

Laval

Rousseau Royal Laval Montréal

Jay D’Amour

16

Pointe-Claire

Lions du Lac St-Louis

Jonathan Deschamps

14

Trois-Rivières

Estacades de Trois-Rivières

Philippe Desrosiers

15

Saint-Hyacinthe

Gaulois du Collège Antoine-Girouard

Anthony Duclair

15

Pointe-Claire

Lions du Lac St-Louis

Vincent Dunn-Cholette

15

Gatineau

Intrépide de Gatineau

Michael Gagnon

16

Hébertville-Station

Élites de Jonquière

Maxime Gravel

15

Blainville

Phénix du Collège Esther-Blondin

Jérémy Grégoire

15

Sherbrooke

Cantonniers de Magog

Austyn Hardie

16

Brossard

Riverains du Collège Charles-Lemoyne

Julien Lepage

16

Baie-Comeau

Élites de Jonquière

Michael Matheson

16

Pointe-Claire

Lions du Lac St-Louis

Samuel Morin

15

St-Henri (Chaudière-Appalaches)

Commandeurs de Lévis

Maxim Pitre

15

Mercier

Patriotes de Châteauguay

Alexandre Ranger

15

Lasalle

Patriotes de Châteauguay

Samuel Roussy

17

Paspébiac-Hope

Albatros du Collège Notre-Dame

Maxime St-Cyr

16

Saint-Didace

Estacades de Trois-Rivières

Philippe Venne

 15      

Mirabel

Vikings de St-Eustache