24 Heures de Tremblant History
In 1998, Jacques Villeneuve and Craig Pollock founded a non-profit association called Formula Charity. Their mission was to create events to raise money for childhood illnesses. Shortly after the creation of Formula Charity, the association hosted a large-scale annual event in Switzerland, the 24h de Villars, to raise money for a charitable cause in the host region.
When the Grand Prix 24h de Villars comes to town, a festive atmosphere pervades the mountain and village, and Villars-sur-Ollon becomes THE place to be in Switzerland. At this grand event, celebrities from the Formula 1 circuit mingle with the business community, as well as with sports, music and fashion celebrities, to raise money for sick children.
The Event Comes to Tremblant!
In December 2001, Formula Charity introduced the event to Québec, hosting the first edition of the 24h de Tremblant. The Canadian event was a major success, thanks in part to the European experience, and its future looks extremely promising.
The 24h de Tremblant is THE social rendezvous of the year, where the general public, business people, media reps, and artists and celebrities congregate to raise money for childhood diseases. The 24h de Tremblant is a festive celebration that brings together philanthropists and sport enthusiasts.
This charitable event is now an annual tradition in Québec and the 7th annual North American edition will be run on the slopes of Tremblant December 7th-9th, 2007. Mr. Luc Sabbatini (President Astral Media Outdoor) will assume the Presidency.
The 24h de Tremblant is proud to support various children's causes. For the fifth consecutive year, the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau, their mission is to increase the odds of finding a cure for children with cancer by providing financial assistance for the creation, maintenance and development of the Centre de cancérologie pédiatrique Charles-Bruneau.
From the outset, this event has also raised funds for Fondation Tremblant to help under-privileged children in the Mont-Tremblant region. This year, we are pleased to announce that the Ottawa Senators Foundation will be implied, again. It supports programs designed to improve the quality of life for underprivileged children and youth, is also associated with the event.
The 24h de Tremblant is the most highly anticipated event of the winter!
An event of this magnitude wouldn't be possible without the commitment of the following partners:
- Formula Charity
- Mont Tremblant Resort
- Fondation Charles-Bruneau
- Tremblant Foundation
- Mr. Jacques Villeneuve and Mr. Craig Pollock, founders of Formula Charity
- Mrs. Barbara Pollock, Director of the GP 24h de Villars - Switzerland
Key Stats - 7 first editions
- $3 690 699 fundraising since 2001
- 187 850 km travelled
- 86 867 rides
- 6879 participants
- Over 2000 volunteers