“”We want to send that message to go outside, do some sports,” said Patrice Brisebois, an ex-NHL hockey player.
“Running, hockey, basketball – we need our kids to get involved in sport.”
The event, which took place Sunday across from the Côte-Des-Neiges YM-YWHA, also aims to provides help and support to children in need.
“The Montreal Canadiens have a responsibility with the strength of their brand,” explained Genevieve Paquette, the Executive Director of the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation.
“It’s our duty to give back.”
Several Canadiens alumni including Chris Nilan, Gilbert Delorme and Mathieu Dandenault were also there to take part in the “legends” game.
“It’s not about competing,” said Paquette.
“It’s not about making it to the NHL. It’s about going outside and having fun with friends.”
Since 2000, the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation has donated funding to over 500 charitable organizations in Quebec to benefit underprivileged children.