Heads Up on the Concussion Issue










Meet and Greet the Pros Cocktail
 

In conjunction with the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital and in support of their concussion research program, we are holding a Meet and Greet the Pros cocktail (followed by a public lecture on concussion). While concussions are prevalent in professional sports, they can happen to people of all ages in everyday situations, and as such, are of concern to all.

HEADS UP will raise public awareness about, and raise funds for, concussion research. Athletes from the Montreal Canadiens, the Montreal Alouettes, the Montreal Impact, and Tennis Canada will be present for autographs and questions.

Date
Friday, January 27, 2017

Time
5 to 7 p.m.

Location
Love Competition Hall
McGill Sports Centre
475 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec H2W 1S4

Cost
$175*

*A tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the $175 ticket. Ticket includes admission to the public lecture on concussion (see information below) from 7 to 9 p.m.

RSVP
To RSVP your place for the $175 Meet and Greet Cocktail, by calling Jesse Radz at 514-398-1248.


Athletes in attendance include:

  • Alexandre Despatie, World Champion Diver and concussion sufferer
  • Anthony Calvillo, Montreal Alouettes Quarterback (retired)
  • Bruno Heppell, Montreal Alouettes Fullback (retired)
  • Eugenie Bouchard,  Canadian professional tennis player
  • Ken Dryden, Former Montreal Canadiens Goaltender and Hockey Hall of Famer
  • Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Kansas City Chiefs NFL Guard
  • Martin Bedard, #37, Montreal Alouettes Long Snapper
  • Mike Richter, Former New York Rangers Goaltender and Hockey Hall of Famer
  • Nicolas Boulay, #56, Montreal Alouettes Linebacker
  • Tanner Marsh, Former Montreal Alouettes Quarterback (2013)
  • Petr Svoboda, Former Montreal Canadiens Defenceman (Retired) 
     

More to come!

*Attendance is based on availability and is subject to change without notice.
 

Buy your tickets now! Space is limited.



Public Lecture on Concussion

 

Date
Friday, January 27, 2017

Time
7 to 9 p.m.

Location
Love Competition Hall
McGill Sports Centre
475 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec H2W 1S4

Cost
$
20*

Tickets
Purchase your $20* Public Lecture ticket here

*Tax receipts will not be issued for the $20 public lecture ticket.

Keynote Speakers

  • Ken Dryden - Former NHL hockey goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens, and Hockey Hall of Famer
  • Dr. J Scott Delaney - MUHC medical expert, and team physician for the Montreal Alouettes and the Montreal Impact

Host

Alexandre Despatie - World champion diver and broadcaster, and concussion sufferer

Guest Panelists 

  • Lieutenant-Colonel Markus Besemann , Canadian Armed Forces Chief of Rehabilitation
  • Debbie Friedman, Director Trauma, Director Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting & Prevention Program, Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University Health Centre
  • Dr. Angela Genge, Director of the ALS Clinical Research program, and Clinical Research Unit at The Neuro
  • Dr. David Mulder, Former Chief of Surgery at the Montreal General Hospital, and trauma care pioneer
  • Dr. Alain Ptito, Director of the Department of Psychology of the McGill University Health Centre
  • Mr. Mike Richter, Former NHL hockey goaltender for the NY Rangers, and Hockey Hall of Famer
     

We look forward to seeing you there!