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Remparts: a half-and-half worth over $640,000

648 245 $. Yes, $648,245 is no joke. On Friday night, the Remparts tried to win the Gilles Courteau Trophy in front of their fans in Quebec City. The bad news is that they couldn’t win the game. The good news is that they raised over $640,000 for their half-and-half draw.

(Credit: Remparts de Québec)

Half of this amount, equivalent to $324,132, was won by one lucky fan. Let’s just say it’s a good consolation prize when your team loses a decisive game in the final.

The other half of the total amount will go to the Remparts players’ education fund. With that kind of money, the players will be able to study at the big American universities with no problem!

That’s crazy, considering that Canadians sometimes reach around $200,000 for their half-and-half draws. Sometimes it’s much lower, around $100,000 or even less.

It’s great to see a QMJHL team reaching such gigantic figures.

The Canadiens could follow suit. Buying tickets online is much more efficient than going to the stadium to see the attendants. Plus, it allows people who watch the game from home to participate. The result is bigger prizes and better profits for the Canadiens Children’s Foundation.

I can’t wait to see if the CH follows in Quebec City’s footsteps.

I also imagine that Gary Bettman will take a look at this to remind him of Quebec City’s bid to relocate the Coyotes.

In brief

– The Quebecer’s return to MLB.

– P.K. is a man of the people.

– Martin St-Louis and Rod Brind’Amour have similar backgrounds.

– A big loss for the Padres.

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