August 21, 2014 2:40 pm
Updated: August 21, 2014 7:51 pm

Montreal mayor Denis Coderre takes on the ice bucket challenge


MONTREAL – Mayor Denis Coderre took to the roof of city hall Thursday morning in response to those who challenged him to take on the ice bucket challenge.

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“It is a very important cause,” said Coderre.

“I lost one of my colleagues to that terrible disease and that’s one of the reasons I’m participating in the ice bucket challenge.”

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After receiving three buckets of ice cold water on his head, Coderre nominated his fellow politicians, including Quebec City mayor Régis Labeaume, Longueuil mayor Caroline St-Hilaire as well as a singer Marie-Mai, Alouette’s president Mark Weightman and more.

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From celebrities like Gwen Stefani to Cristiano Ronaldo and politicians like George W. Bush, the ice bucket challenge has gone completely viral.

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The cause aims to raise money and awareness for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

In Canada, it has already raised millions of dollars for ALS Canada.

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