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Thursday, September 23, 2010
Touchdown for Life
CFL history will be made Sunday in Moncton, NB when the Toronto Argonauts and the Edmonton Eskimos square off in the first regular-season game ever played east of Montreal. The game, otherwise known as "Touchdown Atlantic" has been sold out for months and the city is ready to welcome thousands of visitors from across the country for a weekend full of organized tailgating.
Matt LeBlanc, however, will score a touchdown of a different kind this weekend.
The Dieppe-based abstract artist has put major points on the board in his quest to raise $25,000 and honor the sister he never knew. Madeleine LeBlanc was only 5 years old when she succumbed to cancer, but 38 years later, her brother decided to create 200 paintings in 6 months and has already exceeded his goal prior to Friday's "Art for Life" gala. No Canadian artist has ever produced this much work in such a short window of time with all the proceeds donated to a worthy cause.
Call it painting from the heart.
If you want to know more about the "Art For Life" event and how you can help Matt run up the score, check out the Facebook event here:
And as someone who used to live across the street from McMahon Stadium in Calgary decades ago, there is no possible way I could ever cheer for the hapless Eskimos on Sunday.
“Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein”
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