The Montreal Canadiens, in collaboration with the Laval Rocket, evenko and L’Équipe Spectra, have launched the Rise Together initiative, a fundraiser to support frontline healthcare workers and those impacted by COVID-19.

Rise TogetherThe Rise Together initiative features both sweepstakes in which to participate and auctions on which to bid. Proceeds from the sweepstakes and auctions will go to Centraide of Montreal’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund, which has a main goal of responding to emergency food needs. Proceeds will also be used to provide meals, prepared by chefs and restaurant staff at the Bell Centre, to frontline healthcare workers around Montreal.

Rise Together“We are extremely proud to introduce this initiative, which will benefit members of our community who have been most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said France Margaret Bélanger, Chief Commercial Officer, Groupe CH (Montreal Canadiens, Laval Rocket, evenko and L’Équipe Spectra). “Montreal is a cultural hub which has long been united by sports, music, and entertainment. As a leader in the sports and entertainment industry, our organization is working to turn unique experiences and prizes into a way for our community to rally together to combat the effects of COVID-19.”

Once-in-a-lifetime sweepstakes and auction prizes

In the first wave of available prizes, the organization is featuring such diverse options as being able to travel on the Canadiens’ team charter with the players to an Original Six road game, sitting next to your favourite players in the Canadiens team photo, dropping the puck at a Laval Rocket game, “glamping” overnight on the Bell Centre ice, and experiencing the OSHEAGA festival like an artist behind the scenes. Sweepstakes and auctions will be regularly updated with new prizes and experiences, which can be viewed at

Rise TogetherPlease note that all participants in the sweepstakes and auctions must be 18+ years of age. Winners and their guests, if applicable, are responsible for their travel to and from any experiences, unless specifically stated otherwise.

More information about Centraide’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund can be found here:

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