Generations Foundation: Love and rockets

Johnny Capobianco, right, with Natalie and Adrian Bercovici.

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Johnny Capobianco, right, with Natalie and Adrian Bercovici.

Johnny Capobianco, right, with Natalie and Adrian Bercovici.

Love is everywhere.

Our October St. Viateur Bagel-o-thon took off like a rocket: Customers turned out in droves and in a few hours, 24,000 bagels sold, which can be equated to tons of love for hungry children.

On a November morning, we travelled east to the La Stanza restaurant in St. Leonard. The love and caring were evident as hundreds of teachers, parents and children enjoyed a buffet breakfast together. This was the 29th breakfast sponsored by La Stanza.

Santa was not going to miss the love at the Mega Bloks factory in December. Children were bused to the factory from Carlyle School courtesy of Generations Foundation. After a tour of the factory to see how the colourful building blocks are created, the children feasted on a “gourmet” lunch and received toys. Following a breakfast in pyjamas, St. Gabriel students were excited to meet Santa and his elves Jamie Orchard and Richard Dagenais, who gave gifts to all the children. Generations Foundation provided hot turkey lunches with all the trimmings.

Also in December, Orchard and the Global News crew broadcast from our “studio” in St. Henri. Volunteers from HSBC Bank and Lower Canada College were on hand to wrap gifts donated through the Global TV/Shaw Direct/Mega Bloks Toy and Food Drive.

The love continues on Saturday, February 15 at Le Madison in St. Leonard with the third annual St. Valentine’s Gala, presented by Panoram Italia, Christina and Johnny Capobianco and the Grand Show Band with Global’s Orchard as MC. For tickets or to sponsor, 514-933-8585,

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