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CBC Sing-In charity drive for NDG Food Depot brings community together

11/30/2014 03:03 EST | Updated 01/30/2015 05:59 EST
Hundreds of volunteers joined forces at Wesley United Church in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce on Saturday to help sort donations to the NDG Food Depot.

Every year, CBC Montreal chooses a charity to benefit from its annual CBC Christmas Sing-In.

For its 35th edition, CBC Montreal chose the NDG Food Depot, a food bank distributes food to thousands of families in NDG, Westmount and Montreal West.

Volunteers, including a number of CBC staffers, stopped by the church on Nov. 29 to lend a hand to the sorting efforts, as well as drove around the neighbourhood to pick up donations. Check out the photos in the gallery above.

If you'd like to contribute to the CBC Christmas Sing-In charity drive, don't worry — this wasn't your last opportunity! 

Here is the full schedule of events leading up to the 35th annual CBC Christmas Sing-In at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul and Bourgie Hall:

Live from the NDG Food Depot

Friday, Dec. 5 (5:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.) — Tune in to 88.5 FM or listen online for a day of music, stories and giving.

Listen live to CBC Montreal's Daybreak, Radio Noon, Homerun, watch CBC News Montreal and visit cbc.ca/montreal .

Or visit us at the NDG Food Depot (2146 Marlowe Avenue, at the corner of Sherbrooke Street West and the Vendôme metro station).

There will be live holiday music, special guests, coffee and refreshments, plus prizes throughout the day.

The CBC Christmas Sing-In

Sunday, Dec. 7 (3 p.m.) — Experience your favourite carols in spectacular arrangements for choir, organ, brass and percussion — with an audience of 1,500 singing along — at the 35th Annual Sing-In at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul and Bourgie Hall in Montreal.

The evening will be recorded for broadcast across Canada and around the world.

Admission is free (doors open at 2 p.m.) and donations will be collected for the NDG Food Depot.

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