Archive for June, 2015

Help Us Strike Out Colon Cancer

The 4th annual softball game in memory of Stephen “Diggs” Lisiak took place on Saturday June 4th at Alexander Park in Pierrefonds Quebec under beautiful sunny skies.

Stephen was a great baseball fan and his wife Lisa started the tournament, one year after he lost his battle with colon cancer, to give his family and friends the opportunity to honour and show their love for this great man.

Stephen and Lisa’s son AJ, who was only 17 months when he lost his dad, played in the tournament for the first time. He certainly made his dad proud.

There were activities for all ages including nail painting and tattoos for the kids, multiple raffle prizes and silent auction items, food provided by Dagwood’s and a draw for two Westjet tickets to any of their destinations.

The event raised an incredible $12,475 to be shared by The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada and Cedars Cansupport.

Get Into The Active Groove: The Colorectal Cancer Association Hosts It’s Third Annual Sortez! Bougez! This June

Physical activity provides many health benefits, such as getting or maintaining a healthy body weight and reducing the risk of colon cancer and many other diseases.

That’s why on Saturday, June 20th, The Colorectal Cancer Association (CCAC), The Dairy Farmers of Canada and U.N.I.Training, have joined forces to host the third Annual Sortez! Bougez!/ Get Out There and Move fitness event to promote the importance of physical activity.

Whether you’re a fitness guru or a beginner looking for a place to kick start your new past time, this event on the Lachine Canal is the place to be. Rain or shine, participants will partake in the CCAC’s endurance, adaptable to all fitness levels.

The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to take part in four 45 minutes classes showcasing different forms of group training; Zumba, Kickboxing, Boot Camp and Yoga.

This taster pack of physical activity costs participants $30 to register and includes snacks, lunch and beverages throughout the day, which runs from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Any additional sponsorship or doantions will receive a tax receipt. Proceeds will be donated to the CCAC.

“The importance of physical activity cannot be emphasized enough. In today’s society that is moving towards a more sedentary lifestyle, there is a greater need than ever to increase one’s daily activity level to maintain optimal health and prevent future illness. This event is designed to remind people of that and to introduce them to a new way of thinking. We hope to see you there!” Said Barry Stein, CCAC president.

For more information or to join the fitness revolution, visit www.sortezbougez.ca.