|HABS FOUNDATION TEAMS UP WITH ROYAL VALE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR|
MONTREAL, JUNE 3, 2014 – Led by teachers Sophie Christopoulos and Norman Katz, the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation had a presence at Royal Vale School I in NDG throughout the 2013-2014 school year.
A partnership, which began last year with the opening of the “Blue, Blanc et Rouge” skating rink, located within walking distance of the school, translated into the “Blue, Blanc et Bouge” program this winter. The program featured weekly skating clinics by members of the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation.
In addition to perfecting the art of skating, all Grade 2 students and their families were invited to the Bell Centre in February for the game featuring the Hamilton Bulldogs and the Binghamton Senators.
Yet, Grade 2 student Andrew Hazan received a special honour as he was asked to return to the Bell Centre on March 12 for the Foundation’s Radio Telethon. Joining him that evening for radio interviews in English with TSN 690 and in French for 98.5 FN was Sophie Christopoulos. While the Canadiens lost the game, Andrew was the big winner that evening, earning a coveted Zamboni ride at intermission.
Capping off the year on a perfect note, led by Physical Education teacher Norman Katz, Royal Vale competed in the “Hockey de Rue” tournament at the end of May, benefitting the Foundation and the YM-YWHA.
Michael J. Cohen