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Generations sends kids to camp

Generations Foundation’s Summer Breakfast at Buffet La Stanza in St. Leonard May 22 was sensational.

The EMSB, CSDM and LBPSB school boards were represented by busloads of kids with their principals, teachers, and counsellors. Participants included Services Financiers SFL, the Junior Hockey Club of Montreal and Expos Denis Boucher and Ron Piché. The Junior Hockey Club and the Montreal Canadiens donated auction items and prizes, and there were door prizes from many companies. Magician Blair Marshall performed and created animal balloons.

Magician Blair Marshall (right) joins Generations’ Natalie and Adrian Bercovici along with students and lunch supervisors Rose (left) and Jacqueline (back) from St. Gabriel School Photo: Michael Miller

The new Q 92.5 team broadcast on location with Ken Connors and Suzanne Desautels. The Q on-air auction offered two packages, each containing a weekend getaway at Wyndham Cap Tremblant, a day at Fanny’s of Westmount, a gift certificate from La Coupole and lunch with Aaron Rand at La Sirène de la Mer or golf with Ken Connors. The event raised $80,000 in spite of the H1N1 flu virus, the new St. Leonard location and the economy. Our supporters know the importance of a summer camp experience. Through their sponsorship, many kids will have the chance to be in the country enjoying outdoor activities. There will be fewer children and teens on hot summer streets.

Generations Foundation feeds more than 6,500 children daily in 72 schools and learning centres, including single and expectant teen mothers. Teachers say the daily meals make an enormous difference in their interaction with students. There is no fee for students, nor do we receive government grants.

Unfortunately, some of our loyal supporters have died, and coupled with the financial downturn, funds have decreased. That is why the breakfast fundraisers are so important to us. We will hold a Back to School Bagelthon Fundraiser at St. Viateur Bagel on Monkland in September to kick off the start of the 2009-2010 school year. Please join us then. To help Generations help kids, call 514-933-8585



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