Action Centre

Action Centre

May 27, 2011 15:39 ET

Action Centre Announces Mega Brands as Winner of the 2nd Annual Chair Aware Challenge™ President's Cup "Basket" Ball

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 27, 2011) -

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The Action Centre, a fully bilingual day centre in Montreal for severely physically-challenged people, is pleased to announce the winner of the 2nd Annual Chair Aware Challenge™ President's Cup "Basket" Ball that took place on Saturday, May 14th at Lower Canada College. For the second year in a row, Team Mega Brands once again took home the coveted President's Cup Trophy.

Mr. Vic Bertrand, Chief Innovation Officer of Mega Brands was this year's Honourary President - who, along with the support of Event Chairs Melissa Belec, Ryan Khoury and Tyler Schlemm - joined a very dynamic committee to help raise much needed funds for the Action Centre.

Teams from across the city participated, including C.F.G. Heward Investment Management, CJAD 800, Club Mansfield, First National Financial, Global Montreal, Jarislowsky Fraser, MUHC, O'Leary Funds, The Action Team and Mega Brands - who all competed in a charity Wheelchair Basketball tournament to raise awareness for Montreal's 100,000 plus physically challenged citizens. The final game featured round robin winners Team Mega Brands play against the celebrity Dream Team, captained by Montreal's own Trevor Williams.

Following the tournament, over 200 guests attended the chic President's Cup "Basket" Ball at Time Supper Club. MCs were Jamie Orchard from Global Montreal and Mark Shaloub from CJAD 800. Guests received L'OREAL gift bags. Funds raised will support the Action Centre developmental programs for its 155 members.

Plans are underway for the 3rd Annual tournament to be held in May 2012. Photos and video of the 2011 event are available on Facebook at

The Action Centre is a fully bilingual, multicultural day centre for adults with disabilities, and provides services, activities and education to improve members' quality of life - with the goal of affording them a vision of their own autonomy. A safe day centre, in operation since 1998, The Action Centre accommodates 155 of the most vulnerable in Montreal.

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