What does 24 hours mean to you? So much can happen in the time it takes our tiny blue planet to rotate around its axis. For some it is just another day, another cycle, to others its the time it takes Agent Jack Bauer to foil intricate terrorist plots. For skiers and snowboarders in eastern Canada, its one of the most rewarding times of the year to be a part of the community at Mount Tremblant. Those who attend Tremblant’s 24h of skiing leave with the memories of participating in an event that makes a difference in the lives of many, and that is a sensation that lasts forever.
Tremblant’s 24h of skiing is the largest sports-oriented fundraising event in North America and since 2001 has raised over $8 million for children’s causes. It was founded by Formula Charity an associateion of Jacques Villeneuve and Craig Pollak. This year is the 11th anniversary of the event and will take place in the quaint-European style resort town of Tremblant from December 9th to the 11th. You are cordially invited to take part in this very special weekend that includes skiing, free concerts, and an atmosphere that is second to none. View the entertainment program for the weekend.
The festivities kicked off Thursday night for those participating in the 4th annual 24h NRJ Walk. The walk is a 24 hour trek from neighboring Vancouver and is in partnership with Canada’s favorite NRJ radiocelebrities who share in the 100km walk. The 24h NRJ Walk’s core purpose is to collect funds for Tremblant’s 24h of skiing benificiaries.
The fundraising profits of both events are donated to the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau, the Ottawa Senators Foundation, the Fondation Martin-Matte and the Tremblant Foundation. The beneficiaries of the 24h have made amazing progress, thanks to the generosity and support generated from this event.
The event is already in full swing! While it may be too late to register a team, there is still the opportunity to make an online donation to help support this great cause.
Volkswagen Canada created this super moving video that seeks to capture the core essence of the 24h of skiing! Supporting children who are in need!