The 32nd Shrine Bowl Canada will be a land­mark edi­tion as the event will reach $1 mil­lion raised to ben­e­fit Shriners Hos­pi­tal for Chil­dren - Canada

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The 32nd edi­tion of Shrine Bowl Canada will take place to­day Satur­day, Septem­ber 29 at 2 p.m. at Con­cor­dia Sta­dium lo­cated at the 7200 Sher­brooke Street West in Mon­treal.The Kar­nak Shriners of Que­bec, or­ga­niz­ers of the event, are very proud to an­nounce that in 2018, the Shrine Bowl will reach $ 1 mil­lion dol­lars raised since its in­cep­tion in 1987.

This year, the game will see the Con­cor­dia Univer­sity Stingers face off against the Laval Univer­sity Rouge et Or. The pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend this an­nual char­ity event (tick­ets are $15) which ben­e­fits Shriners Hos­pi­tals for Chil­dren® – Canada.

Glen Con­stantin, head coach of the Laval Rouge et Or and Brad Collinson, head coach of the Con­cor­dia Stingers, are ready for the big game.This year, the Honorary Chair­man of the event will be Gerry McGrath, a for­mer CFL place­kicker and punter who played six sea­sons with the Mon­treal Alou­ettes, the Mon­treal Con­cordes, and the Saskatchewan Roughrid­ers. McGrath was later head coach of the Con­cor­dia Stingers.

Also new this year, Cana­dian singer/song­writer Sara Di­a­mond, known for singing the na­tional an­thems at Mon­treal Cana­di­ens games, will kick-off the event by per­form­ing the na­tional an­them and will sing two songs at half time.

The Shrine Bowl King

and Queen

Two pa­tients from Shriners Hos­pi­tals for Chil­dren – Canada,Vic­to­ria, 14, and Saoud, 16, have been crowned Queen and King of Shrine Bowl Canada 2018.

Vic­to­ria first came to Shriners Hos­pi­tals for Chil­dren – Canada when she was 9. Her fam­ily al­ready knew of the ex­cel­lent care and treat­ments of­fered at the hos­pi­tal since Vic­to­ria's elder sis­ter was treated there for her club­foot. Un­der the care of Jean Ouel­let, M.D. and his team,Vic­to­ria saw her sco­l­io­sis cor­rected. Very artsy, she en­joys draw­ing, crafts and most of all, danc­ing. She does not know yet what the fu­ture holds for her… maybe a ca­reer in cook­ing? How­ever, she is cer­tain of one thing: thanks to the care she re­ceived at Canada Shriners Hos­pi­tal, the fu­ture is full of ex­cit­ing pos­si­bil­i­ties!

Saoud, 16, was born in Morocco with spina bi­fida and is­sues with his legs. De­spite the con­di­tion re­main­ing un­di­ag­nosed be­fore birth, he re­ceived great care in his na­tive coun­try.

When his fam­ily moved to Mon­treal in 2012, they knew they wanted to con­tinue Saoud’s care at Shriners Hos­pi­tals for Chil­dren – Canada. In 2013, Saoud had a 7-hour oper­a­tion to his right thigh. A team of spe­cial­ists has been fol­low­ing him every six months ever since. Saoud will tell you that it is his phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties that caused him the big­gest prob­lems at school: kids bul­lied him be­cause of his spina bi­fida. He has turned that around by stand­ing up to bul­lies and speak­ing to thou­sands of stu­dents about bul­ly­ing on be­half of the hos­pi­tal.

About Shriners Hos­pi­tals

for Chil­dren – Canada

Es­tab­lished in Mon­treal in 1925, Shriners Hos­pi­tals for Chil­dren – Canada is the only Cana­dian fa­cil­ity in the net­work of Shriners hos­pi­tals.A bilin­gual hos­pi­tal, it of­fers short- term, ul­tra-spe­cial­ized ortho­pe­dic care to chil­dren in Canada, the United States and around the world. In­fants, chil­dren and young adults with ortho­pe­dic and neu­ro­mus­cu­lar prob­lems such as sco­l­io­sis, os­teo­ge­n­e­sis im­per­fecta, club­foot, hip dys­pla­sia or cere­bral palsy ben­e­fit from the ex­per­tise of our med­i­cal teams in terms of treat­ment and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion.

Af­fil­i­ated with McGill Univer­sity, the hos­pi­tal has a Pe­di­atric Sim­u­la­tion Cen­ter and a Mo­tion Anal­y­sis Cen­ter to stim­u­late ex­cel­lence and in­no­va­tion in care, teach­ing and re­search. Physi­cians, res­i­dents and health pro­fes­sion­als ben­e­fit from our fa­cil­ity on the Glen site to fur­ther their train­ing and ex­pe­ri­ence. In ad­di­tion to pro­vid­ing an en­vi­ron­ment of pa­tien­tand fam­ily-cen­tered care, the hos­pi­tal, through telemedicine, com­mu­nity clin­ics and satel­lite clin­ics, is present in com­mu­ni­ties across Canada. Rec­og­nized as an in­sti­tu­tion that pro­motes health, Shriners Hos­pi­tals for Chil­dren – Canada has been help­ing chil­dren reach their full po­ten­tial for over 90 years.

32nd edi­tion of Shrine Bowl Canada will take place to­day Satur­day, Septem­ber 29 at 2 p.m. at Con­cor­dia Sta­dium

Con­cor­dia Play­ers,Shrine Bowl 2018 King andQueen, Gar­ron, Dar­ion

Shrine Bowl 2018 Group

Con­cor­dia Player Mau­rice Simba with Dar­ion

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