March of 1,000 Umbrellas takes over downtown Montreal
Centraide of Greater Montreal kicked off its annual fundraising drive with the traditional March of a Thousand Umbrellas.
Centraide's partner companies, organizations and trade unions and the agencies it supports typically show up for the colorful event which has been going on for more than 20 years now.
Centraide is hoping to raise $58.5 million by December 18. The money raised will go to no less than 369 community groups that provide support to a half-million vulnerable people in the Montreal area.
Photos: Marla Newhook