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BASKETBALL TOUR TAKES OFF

MONTREAL, JANUARY 26, 2005– Once again this winter, Als fans will not only be able see their favourite football players on the ice, but on the court as well as the team kicks off its second annual charity basketball tour next Monday.

Led by defensive back Barron Miles, Alouettes’ players including Anthony Calvillo, Uzooma Okeke, Bruno Heppell, Rob Brown, Paul Lambert, Luke Fritz, Anwar Stewart, Kevin Johnson, Marc Megna and a few others will face local primary school representatives throughout Quebec.

"The objective of this tour is to spend time with kids and mainly to listen to them," said Barron Miles, who initiated the project. "We want to re-create the excitement of a game day atmosphere at each school and the presence of the players will be a key factor in achieving that goal."

The basketball tour is an extension of the Adopt-an-Alouette program, which is present in over 150 Quebec high schools. "This project is a great initiative by Barron as it allows us to reach out to high school and grade school kids," said Alouettes President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Larry Smith. "Our objective is to encourage education and to counter high school drop-outs."

Here’s the Alouettes 2005 basketball schedule.

DATESSCHOOLS (TOWNS)DATESSCHOOLS (TOWNS)

Jan. 31

Sacred Heart (Laval)

March 17

Greater Gatineau (Hull)

Feb. 2

Carlyle (Town of Mount Royal)

March 18

Hadley Jr. High (Hull)

Feb. 3

Bishop Whelen (Lachine)

March 21

Edgewater (Pincourt)

Feb. 4

Terry Fox (Pierrefonds)

March 22

Cedar Park (Pointe Claire)

Feb. 8

East Hill (Rivière des Prairies)

March 23

Gerald McShane (Montreal North)

Feb. 9

Forest Hill (St. Lazare)

March 31

Ste-Dorothée (Montreal)

Feb. 11

Courtland Park (Dorval)

Apri 1st

JPPS (Montreal)

Feb. 15

Wagar High (Côte St. Luc)

April 4

Dalkeith Elementary (Anjou)

Feb. 16

Riverview (Verdun)

April 5

Bialik (Côte St. Luc)

Feb. 17

Bancroft (Montreal)

April 7

Spring Garden (Dollard des Ormeaux)

Feb. 18

General Vanier (St. Leonard)

April 12

Royal West Academy (Montreal West)

March 8

Sinclair Laird (Montreal)

April 13

James Lyng (Montreal)

March 9

Charles A. Kirkland (Roxboro)

April 19

Dante Elementary (St. Leonard)

March 10

Cecil Newman (Lasalle)

April 21

Meadow Brook (Lachine)

March 11

Hochelaga (Montreal)

April 26

Laurier Macdonald (St. Leonard)

March 14

McLearon (Pointe aux Trembles)

April 29

Cedarcrest (St. Laurent)

March 16

Symmes (Hull)

 

 



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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