FAQ

Where do donations go?

The Fondation Charles-Bruneau marked its 25th anniversary in 2015. Over this period of time, a sum of $ 50 million has been invested in research and in the construction, development and procurement of equipment for the Centre as well as three pediatric oncology units.

Who should I contact to become a volunteer?

Send an email with your contact information to the Fondation at fondation@charlesbruneau.qc.ca, indicating your avaibility. We will contact you as soon as possible.

Who should I contact about having my child sponsored by the kayakers?

Send an email with your contact information to Valérie Vigneault at vvigneault@charlesbruneau.qc.ca, and we will contact you as soon as possible.

I would like to become a partner or create my own corporate team; to whom should I send my request?

Please contact Marie-Claude Lachance au mclachance@charlesbruneau.qc.ca, and we will be glad to return your call in order to provide you with complete details and help you create your team.

I would like to become involved, but not as a kayaker. Who should I contact in order to offer my professional services?

Please email your request to fondation@charlesbruneau.qc.ca or call us at 514-256-0404. We will direct you to the right person based on your request.

The fundraising objective seems to be ambitious. What happens if I don’t raise the minimum donation amount required?

In order to take part in the event, participants are required to raise the minimum donation amount. We will be glad to assist you in your fundraising efforts and to provide tools that will make it easier for you to meet your objective.

Is it possible to take part in a canoe?

Unfortunately, no. To facilitate the logistics of the event, only solo or tandem kayaks are authorized.

I come from outside of Montreal. Is lodging provided?

You can benefit from preferential rates with our partner hotel. All you need to do is request these rates when you register.

Are preparatory outings planned in order to gauge my level of fitness and my paddling abilities?

Yes, preparatory outings are planned. You will receive all the details via email.

Can I be sponsored?

Yes, a partnership program is available in the toolbox. Sponsors are entitled to a variety of advantages.

Do I need to bring lunches and snacks?

Registration fees include breakfast, lunch, snacks and water every day, plus the snacks served as part of the arrival cocktail. Participants are free to bring their favourite snacks, however.

Where can I park my vehicle during the event?

Given the limited number of parking spaces at the departure and arrival sites, a free shuttle service will be available from the hotel where some participants will be staying. You can park at the hotel for the day. We will take care of transporting your equipment.

Are participants required to supply their own equipment?

Yes. You can use your own equipment or rent it (preferential rates are available). If you are part of a relay team, the members of your team will be able to share equipment.

Isn’t the river too cold for this type of activity in September?

Quite the contrary. The river is usually at its warmest in the month of September.

I would like to participate alone. Is that possible?

Yes! Register to The Total Experience for a four-day paddle around the island. A one-day paddle is also available in the "Discovery" formula. You will find all the details in the Participate section.