Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada-Quebec Division

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada-Quebec Division

August 21, 2007 14:30 ET

Media Advisory/The RONA MS Bike Tour: Pedal to Stop MS!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 21, 2007) - On August 25 and 26, 2007, close to 1,100 cyclists will converge on the Outaouais region, between Clarence-Rockland (Ontario) and Hull, for the eighteenth edition of the RONA MS Bike Tour, benefiting the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division. Last year's 1,000-odd participants raised over $1,000,000 to fund research and services for people with MS and their families.

Here is the schedule, including the locations where you will be able to interview Patricia Paquin, radio host and spokesperson for the RONA MS Bike Tour; Chantal Benoit, Paralympic basketball player and beneficiary of RONA's Growing with Our Athletes program; Richard Lalonde, Mayor of Clarence-Rockland; Louis Adam, Executive Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division, and the participants with MS.



Saturday, August 25:
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TIME: PLACE: ACTIVITIES:
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8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Jean-Marc-Lalonde Arena - interviews with
1450 Park Avenue Chantal Benoit,
Clarence-Rockland, Ontario Richard Lalonde,
Louis Adam and
participants with
MS
- official start
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11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Ecole Saint-Laurent
6479 Russell Road
RR1 - lunch
Carlsbad Springs, Ontario
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4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Gatineau Congress Centre - cocktail party
City Hall and Jos-Montferrand - interviews with
Building Patricia Paquin,
200 du Portage Street Louis Adam and
Gatineau, Quebec participants with
MS
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6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Gatineau Congress Centre - banquet and dance
City Hall and Jos-Montferrand
Building - disclosure of
200 du Portage street results
Gatineau, Quebec
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Sunday, August 26:
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TIME: PLACE: ACTIVITIES:
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9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Sheraton - interviews with
35 Laurier street Louis Adam
Gatineau, Quebec and participants
with MS
- participants start
when ready
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11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fairground
1279 Colonial Street - lunch
Navan, Ontario
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2:00 - 4:30 p.m. Jean-Marc-Lalonde Arena - interviews with
1450 Park Avenue Louis Adam and
Clarence-Rockland, Ontario participants with MS
- participants'
arrival
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Contact Information

  • On Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26
    Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division
    Diane Rivard
    Cell. :514-830-1227
    Before then: 514-849-7591 or 1-800-268-7582 (toll-free)
    diane.rivard@mssociety.ca