September 1, 2016
Presentation of a check for $ 1,700,000 to the Céline Dion Foundation during the benefit concerts held at the Cogeco Amphitheatre in Trois-Rivières on August 30 and 31, 2016.
Trois-Rivières, September 1st, 2016 - The two benefit concerts presented by Céline Dion at the Cogeco Amphitheatre in Trois-Rivières on August 30 and 31, 2016, raised $ 1,700,000 to be donated to the Celine Dion Foundation.
At the announcement of this result, Céline Dion expressed her gratitude to her fans: " From the bottom of my heart, I thank all those who chose to attend these two concerts. The immense pleasure I had offering these shows is matched only by the great generosity shown by all those who helped us to make these two evenings a great success. Their gesture will allow us to continue to help many children and their families. "
The Céline Dion Foundation wishes to express its sincere thanks to the Corporation des événements de Trois-Rivières Inc., the City of Trois-Rivières authorities, Productions Feeling, ALBG communication and all the people and businesses in the Mauricie region who have made it possible to present these two shows and to make them a great success.
Thanks to the raised funds, the Céline Dion Foundation will continue to support for many years the work of many organizations that help sick or disadvantaged children.
About the Céline Dion Foundation
The Céline Dion Foundation was created by Céline Dion and René Angélil in 1998 to give back to the community. Funded primarily by the organization of major benefit events, the Foundation has raised and donated nearly $ 11 million to various organizations since its inception.