The CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation is pleased to announce that the Sing for Sainte-Justine with Céline Dion contest has been a resounding success. Thanks to your generosity, an impressive $827,065 has been raised for the Foundation. This will be used to support research and promote healthcare excellence in Canada’s largest mother-child university hospital centre.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to our 174 participating choirs and 5,000 singers from across Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick, as well as the thousands of people who have supported them.
Of the 25 top-rated choirs, each of whom will receive a $1,000 prize courtesy of evenko, one has been named the “judges’ favourite”: Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval. Gregory Charles, Claude “Mégo” Lemay and Natalie Choquette unanimously selected this winner based on the quality of their stage presence and vocal performance.
The Chorale de l’Externat Mont-Jésus-Marie, from Montreal, an elementary school choir composed of 60 young singers, ranked in first place, with 18,027 ballots cast in their favour. Through this community effort, students, parents and staff paid tribute to Léa, a young Sainte-Justine patient whose mother works at the school and who is currently in remission from leukemia.
In July, the two winning choirs will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to share the stage and sing a song with Céline Dion. The private function at Sainte-Justine will be a very special moment for the choir members and a touching testament to their commitment toward Saint-Justine.
Congratulations once again and thank you to all our contestants for their tireless commitment to the cause. Together, you have joined your voices to those of children and mothers-to-be across Quebec and made them the best promise of all: the promise of a better, brighter and healthier future.
The Sing for Sainte-Justine with Céline Dion contest will begin on January 16, 2014, and wrap up on April 30, 2014.
Thank you for your generosity, and good luck to all our contestants!
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
|Round name||Starts on||Ends on|
|Submission round||January 16, 2014 @ 2:00 PM (UTC)||March 14, 2014 @ 9:00 PM (UTC)|
|Voting round||March 17, 2014 @ 1:00 PM (UTC)||April 30, 2014 @ 9:00 PM (UTC)|
|Judging round||May 1, 2014 @ 1:00 PM (UTC)||May 4, 2014 @ 9:00 PM (UTC)|