MONTREAL, APRIL 4, 2011 – In the first event of its kind, mothers from the Royal Vale School (5851 Somerled) community in NDG are being invited to don their gym clothes and put their heart first for 90 minutes on Wednesday April 6 (7 p.m.).
Organized by physical education teacher Norman Katz, the event will be run by Lydia Paulino of Energie-Cardio and will benefit of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec. While there is an entrance fee, all proceeds from the evening will go directly to the foundation. All participants will receive fabulous participation gifts and be entered to win a wide variety of door prizes.
The evening precedes Royal Vale’s eighth annual Jump Rope for Heart, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 8. For the past seven years, children from Grades 1 through 6 have packed the school gym throughout the day to participate in various skipping rope challenges. On hand to cheer on students on at this year’s event will be Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo.
In 2010, students at Royal Vale School raised nearly $18,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec, and since 2003, the school has combined to raise over $100,000 through this annual event.
For more information on either event, please call Norman Katz at 514-481-2463.