The kids were having a great time, happy to be there and to have the chance to use their brand-new skates and helmets on a midtown skating rink in Aylmer, Ontario last February 12. Without the I Love to Skate program initiated by the Ottawa Senators Foundation, these children’s families would not have been able to afford to buy winter sports equipment.
Erik Guay, world champion and 24h Hero
Tremblant’s 24h is proud to congratulate the Personality of the Week, Erik Guay.
At the recent FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Erik Guay won gold in super-G and silver in downhill, thus adding the titles of world champion and world vice-champion to his list of accomplishments.
Mont-Tremblant, December 11, 2016 – After more than 15,966 downhill runs by skiers and 28,899 km covered by walkers and runners, the 16th edition of Tremblant’s 24h ended today with a record $3,114,313 in donations. Motivated by children’s causes, participants handily surpassed this year’s ambitious target of $2.7 million. In addition to hitting a new high in the fundraising race, the event also broke an attendance record: 2,800 skiers, runners and walkers took part in the 24-hour event, divided into a grand total of 306 teams.
This year, Brookfield mobilized 14 teams (133 employees) on behalf of children and raised a record of $550,000 in donations.
Manuvie is delighted to support Tremblant’s 24h volunteer program. This year, Manuvie gives its warmest congratulations and thanks to John Lane. John has distinguished himself as a volunteer over several editions of Tremblant’s 24h. He always has a smile and his flexible attitude is most appreciated in an event of this size, where the unexpected is always to be expected!
Like his older brother Miko, Raphie adores sports, listing basketball and soccer as his favourites. He gets the chance to practice them, and nourish his hope of becoming the next Leo Messi, at sports camps made possible by the recLINK program, which is supported by the Ottawa Senators Foundation.
In the fall of 2015, Félix was often sick and had frequent ear infections and bronchitis. Worried, his doctor delved further, and the diagnosis came one day at Sainte-Justine hospital: the boy had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Félix spent two months in the hospital, undergoing treatments. Unsurprisingly, playing outside is what he likes best, and he wants to be a construction worker when he grows up.
Émylou started limping during gym classes and hurt herself whenever she bumped into things. In July 2015, she was diagnosed with synovial cell sarcoma, a cancer that creates soft-tissue tumours. After chemotherapy proved unsuccessful, Émylou, just 9 at the time, had a leg amputated. Today she lives life to the fullest and wants to be a pastry chef, a hydrotherapist or an actor when she grows up.
The Loyalty Club reward the efforts of individual and teams in the donation race. Learn more!
Riley loves going to summer camp and especially loves playing outdoors. In July 2012, he was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary hypertension; doctors told his parents he would probably not live to see his fifth birthday. He is now six, and like many sick children, he lives life with highs and lows. Still, there are enough highs to nourish Riley's hope of one day becoming a doctor himself so that he can help sick people.
Miko is really into sports: hockey, soccer, basketball, he loves them all! He gets the chance to practice his favourite sports, and nourish his hope of one day becoming a pro soccer player, at a specialized camp, which he attends through the RECLINK program supported by the Ottawa Senators Foundation.
Just over two years ago, Jacob was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. That means weekly treatments, but Jacob always looks forward to playing in the children’s games room at the hospital. Now 5 years old, he loves hockey and says he wants to drive a fire truck when he grows up.
In July 2014, Lilie was attending day camp, like many kids her age, but she always came home tired. Then, after a hospital checkup, came the diagnosis: Lilie had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. And so began the battle for her and her family. Lilie continues to have treatments to this day, but they don't stop her from the one thing she loves the most: cooking!
Put it on your calendar! This year’s official 24h launch is on October 12 at the Société des arts Technologiques from 5pm to 9pm. You have no excuse not to attend!
Deyrek wants to be a fireman when he grows up. At the age of 4, he was diagnosed with dyspraxia, dysphasia and an intellectual disability. However, he's in good health, and so is able to attend school in a life skills learning program. The assistance Deyrek receives from the Tremblant Foundation allows him to go to the APHIL day camp and enjoy his summer just like other 10-year-old boys.
Élise was born with ring chromosome 13 syndrome, a disease that affects just a handful of children in Canada. In spite of dealing with issues every day, Élise is as sunny and endearing as any other five-year-old girl. She attends Roger’s House, which receives financial support from the Ottawa Senators Foundation. Get to know her!
Alexis loves baseball and alpine skiing. He was no different from any other boy his age until he was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma. That day, in February 2014, marked the beginning of the battle for him and his family. Alexis is one of the 10 faces of Tremblant’s 24h. Get to know him!