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City accepts the #IceBucketChallenge

Winston Sih | posted Monday, Aug 18th, 2014

Breakfast Television stations across the country and CityNews have accepted the challenge and have taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS.

The icy initiative began when former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates was diagnosed with ALS at 27 in 2012.  He’s been a tireless advocate, and the ice water idea started as a dare to his buddies.

Since then several prominent athletes have accepted the challenge, including Arizona Coyotes tough guy Paul Bissonnette.

Donate here and watch below as we take on the frigid feat!

Breakfast Television Toronto

Toronto’s Jennifer Valentyne and Winston Sih accept the challenge and nominate Frank Ferragine and Entertainment City’s Brad Smith.

Frank Ferragine and Brad Smith accept.

Followed by Dina Pugliese and producer Paul Schmidt live on air!

Breakfast Television Calgary

Calgary’s Tara Sloan braves the cold, nominating Entertainment City’s very own Brad Smith.

Breakfast Television Edmonton

Ryan’s wife Kari and Kate Gallagher dished out an ice-cold dousing on BT! Thanks to sponsors AJB Safety Consulting Services, KMG Events and Companions and Friends Dog Daycare for helping raise $1,800.

Bridget gets soaked to raise awareness for ALS… and challenges a few others along the way!

Breakfast Television Vancouver

Vancouver’s Riaz Meghji nominated Rick Hansen and his co-host Jody Vance to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Watch them follow through!

Breakfast Television Montreal

Montreal’s Wilder Weir takes the challenge, nominating co-host Joanne Vrakas, Akshay Grover and Laura Casella. Get on it!

Breakfast Television Winnipeg


Even Cityline’s Tracy Moore got on board and nominated some of her guest experts!

CityNews Toronto

CityNews reporters Danielle Michaud, Stella Acquisto, Cynthia Mulligan, Shauna Hunt, and Amanda Ferguson all took part in the frigid feat.

A dump truck packed with 60 bags of ice made Subban’s challenge one to remember.

A soaked Subban then issued his own challenges to Leafs star Phil Kessel, Raptors ambassador and 416 rap sensation Drake, Canadiens owner Geoff Molson, and President of Sportsnet and NHL Properties for Rogers, Scott Moore.

With files from CityNews.ca


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