On November 20th, 2016, the seventh annual Just for Kids (JFK) Foundation’s G!EE High School Showdown took place at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall in front of a sold-out crowd. This year’s event included a record number of participants with 14 Montreal-area high schools competing. Participating schools included: Bialik, Centennial, Herzliah, John Rennie, Kuper Academy, Laurier Macdonald, Miss Edgar’s & Miss Cramp’s, Royal Vale, Royal West Academy, Selwyn House, St Thomas, The Study, Trafalgar School for Girls and Vincent Massey Collegiate.
Hosted by Catherine Verdon-Diamond of Breakfast Television Montreal and veteran-G!EE host Corey Wolofsky, the audience was blown away by the talented high schoolers’ singing and dancing performances. The students’ fundraising efforts were impressive with a total of $126,650 raised for the Just for Kids Foundation, the G!EE show’s largest amount of funds raised to date! Funds will support JFK’s A Vision for the Future campaign to support the Montreal Children’s Hospital by purchasing high priority medical equipment for the departments of Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Cranio-Facial Surgery and the NICU.
Winning teams included:
1st place: Vincent Massey Collegiate – I want you back (N’Sync), Rock your body (Justin Timberlake), Fourfive seconds (Rhianna, Kanye, Paul McCartney), Love on top, Crazy in love (Beyoncé), The way you make me feel (Michael Jackson)
2nd place: Trafalgar School for Girls – I am woman hear me roar (Helen Reddy), Girls just wanna have fun (Cindy Lauper), Wannabe (Spice Girls), Can’t hold us down (Christina Aguilera)
3rd place: John Rennie High School- Come sail away (Styx), Under Pressure (David Bowie & Freddie Mercury), Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
1st place: Trafalgar School for Girls (raised over $11,000)
2nd place: Vincent Massey Collegiate (raised over $6,000)
3rd place: Kuper Academy (raised over $5,000)
Thank you to our marquee sponsor Ardene and to our feature sponsor Moroccanoil and to all of our event partners including Total Events & Entertainment, Omega Photography & Video, Suite 203 Communications, as well as our donors, participants, volunteers and audience members for making the show a huge success!
Event Chair: Ali Greenberg
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