G!EE High School Showdown

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Past Events:

G!EE High School Showdown – November 2016

On Sunday November 20th, 2016, the seventh annual Just for Kids 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:

Performance:

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)

Fundraising:

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 & EntertainmentOmega Photography & VideoSuite 203 Communications, as well as our donors, participants, volunteers and audience members for making the show a huge success!

Be sure to like our G!EE High School Showdown Facebook page to see more photos from the event!

Event Chair: Ali Greenberg

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G!EE High School Showdown – November 2015

On Sunday November 15th, 2015, nine Montreal high school teams competed in the sixth annual “Just for Kids” Foundation’s G!EE High School Showdown. The event took place at the Eric MacLean S.J. Centre for the Performing Arts in front of a sold-out crowd.

Hosted by Virgin Radio’s Lee Haberkorn and funny man Corey Wolofsky, the audience was wowed by the high schoolers’ singing and dancing performances. The students’ fundraising efforts were the main attraction as a total of $125,000 was raised to benefit JFK’s A Growing Promise campaign to purchase high-priority medical equipment for the NICU at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Winning teams included:

Performance:

1st place: Selwyn House – Beatles medley

2nd place: Trafalgar – Listen (Beyonce), Superstition (Stevie Wonder), Survivor (Destiny’s Child)

3rd place: Bialik – Journey medley

Congratulations to team Trafalgar for raising an outstanding $10,000!

Thank you to our title event 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!

Be sure to like our G!EE High School Showdown Facebook page to see more photos from the event!

Event Chair: Ali Greenberg

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G!EE High School Showdown - November 2014

“Just for Kids” Foundation celebrates on stage as #GLEEturns5

On Sunday November 16th 2014, 11 Montreal area high schools competed in the fifth annual edition of the “Just for Kids” Foundation’s G!EE High School Showdown in front of a sold out audience of over 600 people at the Eric MacLean S. J. Centre for the Performing Arts.

The 100+ high schoolers danced and sang as the finale to their fundraising journey to support JFK in purchasing high priority medical equipment for the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

The exciting 5th anniversary edition of the show, hosted by Tony Stark (Virgin Radio 96) and Corey Wolofsky, featured performances from Bialik, John Rennie, Kuper Academy, Lauren Hill Academy, Lester B. Pearson, Miss Edgar’s & Miss Cramp’s, Royal Vale, Royal West Academy, Selwyn House, Trafalgar School for Girls and Vincent Massey Collegiate.

After months of practicing, the winning teams were crowned as follows:

  • 1st Place: Bialik High School performing Somebody to Love
  • 2nd Place: Trafalgar performing Dog Days are Over, Counting Stars, All About the Bass and Burn
  • 3rd Place: John Rennie High School performing Valerie, Super Bass and Don’t Worry, Be Happy

The school to raise the most funds was Trafalgar with an amazing $6,790. The individual student who raised the most for JFK was Alexia Falgiani from Royal Vale with just over $1,500.

The final tally for the event was $115,000 with proceeds from the afternoon benefiting JFK’s A Growing Promise campaign, to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for the ENT and Urology Departments at the new Montreal Children’s Hospital. Thank you to Moroccanoil and our other sponsors, our event partners Total Events & Entertainment and Omega Photography & Video, donors, participants, volunteers and audience who make the show such a success!

Be sure to like our G!EE High School Showdown Facebook page to see more photos from the event!

Event Chair: Ali Greenberg

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G!EE High School Showdown - November 2013

The fourth annual G!EE High School Showdown brought the crowd to their feet at Loyola High School on Sunday, November 10th, 2013. Ten local high school teams performed singing and dancing combinations in front of a sold out audience. Each high school team had to raise $1500 to compete and thanks to the students, sponsors and the community, the event raised $127,000 for the “Just for Kids” Foundation.

A huge thank you to our sponsors including Moroccanoil, CIBC Wood-Gundy – Leutner Investment Group, Michael Kors and K-Way. The showdown wouldn’t have been made possible without the help of Total Events & Entertainment , Virgin Radio 96 and Omega Photography & Video Production to capture the gleeful moments!

Participating high schools included: Bialik, ECS, Herzliah, Kuper Academy, Laurier Macdonald, LaurenHill Academy, Royal Vale, Royal West, Selwyn House and Trafalgar School for Girls. Royal Vale took first place with an amazing a capella performance, while LaurenHill placed second and Kuper third. The team with the most fundraising dollars was Trafalgar, while the individual who raised the most was Jordana Singer from Bialik.

Co-chair: Jill Aberman
Co-chair: Ali Greenberg
Co-chair: Marla Oringer

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