December 07, 2006 10:12 ET

The CN Adopt an Alouette Program to Tour the Province

The Montreal Alouettes will visit Chicoutimi, Quebec City and La Tuque from Dec. 11 to 14

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 7, 2006) - The CN Adopt an Alouette program will kickoff its 10th season by touring the province, including visits to Quebec City, Chicoutimi and La Tuque.

Created in 1998 with the objective of lowering high school dropout rates, the program reaches out to more that 60,000 students from all over Quebec. From Dec. 11 to May 20, about 20 players will travel throughout Quebec, making over 100 visits.

Each school adopts an Alouette player with who the students develop a special relationship. Depending on the school, players have the opportunity to talk about real issues like drinking, drug abuse and violence. By discussing their own experiences, the athletes give students advice to achieve their dreams and to become better people.

Before taking part in the CN Adopt an Alouette tour, players receive more than 20 hours of instruction from Dr. Ron Clavier, holder of a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and specializes in neuro-science. With this course, the athletes build a solid base to understand the problems of kids today.

From Dec. 11 to Dec. 14, players will visit the following schools: Seminaire St-Francois (St-Augustin), Notre-Dame de Roc-Amadour, Ecole secondaire de l'Aubier (St-Romuald), L'Odyssee/Lafontaine et L'Odyssee/Dominique Racine (Chicoutimi), Ecole Centrale and Ecole Champagnat (La Tuque).

Contact Information

  • The Montreal Alouettes
    Louis-Philippe Dorais
    Director of Media Relations
    The Montreal Alouettes
    Francis Dupont
    Assistant to the Director of Media Relations