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FORMER NHLER CLAUDE LEMIEUX TO PREACH HEALTHY EATING IN TALK TO JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL

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MONTREAL, FEBRUARY  1 , 2010 -   Former National Hockey League star Claude Lemieux will speak at John  F. Kennedy High School ( 3030 Villeray ) in St. Michel on Thursday, February 4 (10:30 a.m.).

Lemieux is currently the CEO of North America for MOOV Frozen Foods Inc. that packages, markets and distributes frozen fruit under the MOOV(TM) label. 

Lemieux,  44, is only one of four NHL players who have won four Stanley Cups with three different teams. He accomplished this over a 20-year NHL career. Last year, Lemieux gained many admirers when, after a five season hiatus, he tried out for and was signed by the San Jose Sharks at age 43.

"My comeback to the NHL would not have been possible without a strong regimen of physical exercise, hard work and proper nutrition," he said .

In addition to speaking to the students about nutritious eating, his NHL career and more recently his appearance on the reality TV show Battle of the Blades, he will also take the time to meet with officials from the English Montreal School Board’s Nutrition Services Division about possibly making MOOV products available in the school cafeterias.
In  Battle of the Blades, Lemieuxe and partner Shae-Lynn Bourne, World Champion of Ice Dancing in 2003 and Olympic competitor, were one of two pairs to reach the finals in this nationally telecast series.

"Battle of the Blades was a great experience and it showed millions of Canadians how important it is to be your best. I believe that Moov quality fruits are a part of a healthy lifestyle and presents itself as a winning opportunity, one that is a solid investment in my post-hockey career," said Lemieux.

Lemieux’s appearance at JFK will coincide with media and sports day. THE TEAM 990 Radio will broadcast live from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and in the afternoon (1:30 p.m.)  the Montreal Impact soccer team will launch their 2010 Stay in School Program there with team president Joey Saputo, technical director Nick DeSantis (a JFK grad), defender Adam Braz and team ambassador Lloyd Barker.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca