October 21, 2019 – MONTREAL, Quebec – Kurling for Kids (K4K) is honored to announce that it has been selected as the recipient of the Méritas Award for Event of the Year 2019, on behalf of Curling Québec and the Fédération Québécoise de curling.
The Méritas Awards are held annually and recognize the exceptional achievements of athletes, volunteers, craftsmen, and various curling events held across the province, which promote the sport of curling. Nominations sent to Curling Québec during the subscription period, are then sent to the corresponding regional associations, which then determine the finalists in each category. From the list of finalists, Curling Québec then determines the provincial winners.
The Event of the Year Award 2019 recognizes the efforts of Kurling for Kids’ entire organizing committee and volunteers across its participating curling clubs, as well as the hours upon hours of hard work and dedication Kurling for Kids has for its cause.
In 2019, Kurling for Kids held its annual bonspiel across 11 curling club in Montreal and surrounding areas on March 30th, which had over 600 participants. There were also multiple corporate and single day events that were held throughout the year, which aided K4K in raising over $455,000 for both the Ste-Justine and Montreal Children’s hospitals.
The presentation of the Méritas Award will take place during Kurling for Kids’ 2020 campaign launch, taking place in the P.K. Subban Atrium at the Montreal Children’s hospital, on January 23rd, 2020. Details regarding the event will be posted on the Kurling for Kids website and social media pages.
Kurling for Kids is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families through The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation. We strive to raise funds to allow both hospitals to provide leading edge medical treatments, programs and equipment for our children. Over the years, their track record of $3,7M raised for both children hospital foundations speaks for itself. Indeed, Kurling for Kids today is highly regarded as one of Montreal’s most successful fund-raising organizations for both hospitals.
About Curling Quebec
Curling Quebec is a not-for-profit provincial association consisting of regional associations and curling clubs who, based on their staff and volunteer structure, contribute towards the development of the sport within the province. Curling Quebec is recognized by the Quebec Government, the World Curling Federation (WCF) and Curling Canada (CC), as the organization mandated to represent the interest of the sport of curling in Quebec. Active throughout all regions, Curling Quebec is represented by all age categories. Concerned with the development of the sport on both a recreational and competitive level, Curling Quebec offers programs spanning across the 4 levels associated with sport development, notably the Initiation, Recreation, Competition and Excellence phases.
For more information, or for an interview, please contact:
Director of Communications
Kurling for Kids