Ski4CARE: Ski for International Development

Feb 02, 2011
Skiers photo
Montreal – Yet again this year, organizers and volunteers of Ski4CARE invite skiers and snowboarders to show their generosity by participating in this charity event on February 17th at Mont-Avila.
 
As announced earlier this year, Peter Duncan will be the Honorary Speaker of CARE Canada’s 4th annual Ski4CARE event. Richard Giroux, of Option Fortune, and his organizing committee have once again successfully brought businesses and participants together for this important cause. M. Giroux initiated Ski4CARE and has been heading it voluntarily since 2007.
 
“We invite all skiers and snowboarders, amateurs or professionals, to join us in this entertaining sports day along with other people who wish to support CARE Canada’s exceptional work around the world” says M. Giroux. Up to 30 teams of four will be able to respond to the challenge by skiing down the slopes of Mont-Avila in the Laurentians. 
 
“The 4th Ski4CARE is especially unique in that its profits will support two causes rather than one: CARE’s actions in Haiti and Cuba – two countries with which Quebecers have created close ties over the years and which we have had the chance to get acquainted with thanks to their communities’ vibrant presence across Quebec” says Marie-Eve Bertrand, CARE’s director of development in Quebec. 
 
It is time to mix business and pleasure in a lively and welcoming environment. Many teams have already been formed and the CARE organizers promise to offer additional surprises. Tickets are going fast, therefore we invite businesses and groups that wish to join to do so quickly. 
 
CARE also wishes to thank Ski4CARE sponsors and partners, without whom this day would not be a success: La Société des Casinos du Québec, la Financière Manuvie, Maître Carré, Hardy Normand, Fonds Universitas, Van Houtte, Fonds Dynamique, Première Moisson, Oberson, Pied-Mont Dora, Mont Avila, CIME FM, Industrielle Alliance, Sport Dinaco, Nespresso, Linen Chest and Rogers.
 
All information can be found on: www.care.ca/main/index.php?en&ski.
 
Contact: Marie-Eve Bertrand, 514-458-0057
 
About CARE: CARE is Canada’s global force dedicated to defending dignity and fighting poverty by empowering the world's most vulnerable and greatest resource for change: women and girls. CARE Canada’s mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities for the world.  Guided by the aspirations of local communities, it pursues this mission with both excellence and compassion because the people served deserve nothing less. Founded in 1946 to distribute “CARE packages” of relief to a war-torn Europe, CARE is now reaching out to more than 59 million people in more than 70 countries around the world every year.