A new annual tradition came to Quebec City this February, with the first edition of Passez au suivant (“passing it on”), a hockey tournament organized by The Salvation Army, Maison Dauphine and the Association des gens d'Affaires du Vieux-Québec. The tournament took place during the city's annual Carnaval festival.

The Salvation Army formed a team of 10 residents from the Army shelters Hôtellerie pour hommes and Maison Charlotte, plus a few Army employees. Other teams came from the Desjardins credit union, a local radio station, the Maison Dauphine youth centre and the Association des gens d'Affaires du Vieux-Québec.

The most exciting part of the tournament for participants was the chance to play retired players of the Quebec Nordiques, including Alain Côté, Réal Cloutier, Luc Dufour, Pierre Lacroix and Dave Pichette.

“Not only did we face the Nordiques, but I managed to get an autograph from Alain Côté!” says one shelter resident with a smile.

“This event was a success on all levels,” says Sarah Lefebvre-Cloutier, director of marketing and communications, Quebec Division. “It attracted many spectators and passersby, and increased the visibility of the Army in the city and in the media.”

The event also raised $800 for The Salvation Army and Maison Dauphine.

To see more photos from the event, visit The Salvation Army Quebec City's Facebook page.

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