The Canadiens Children’s Foundation will build its fourth outdoor rink in LaSalle.
The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation is pleased to announce that Hayward Park in LaSalle Borough has been selected as the site of the fourth outdoor community BLEU, BLANC, BOUGE rink. Construction will begin in August 2011.
The Foundation determines the location of each multipurpose rink and infrastructure by working closely with Montreal’s major community and social organizations, such as Québec en Forme, Centraide of Greater Montreal, public health leaders, sports and recreation groups, as well as diverse municipal organizations. The implementation of each multifunctional rink is also the result of concerted efforts and strategic mobilization aimed at helping youth in their development. The committee conducts a thorough analysis by studying all site proposals and statistics that will best benefit children before a location is officially determined.
The Foundation has built outdoor rinks in Saint-Michel and Montréal-North. A rink in Verdun is almost finished and will be launched imminently.
Since its inception in 2000, the Canadiens Children’s Foundation has donated more than $10 million to 400 organizations working with children across Quebec.