Have a Heart. A Benefit for Chris Gravel & his family.

*** Thank you to all of those who were able to attend. For those of you who were unable to attend we have a few items left over from the Silent Auction that we are going to place up for bid online. If you’d like to bid please send an Email to bbruins@rogers.com with your bid. ***

The 3 items are:

A copy of the book “Performance Thinking – Mental Skills for the Competitive World…and for Life!”, by Dr. Jacques Dallaire of Performance Prime.
Minimum Bid is $30.

Goodlife Fitness – 3 Month Membership & a Goodlife Fitness Gym Bag.
Minimum Bid is $50.

Another Goodlife Fitness – 3 Month Membership & a Goodlife Fitness Gym Bag.
Minimum Bid is $50.

Welcome, as some of you may already know our dear friend and beloved hockey coach Chris Gravel is having major heart surgery on January 25, 2013.

To help support him and his family through the six month recovery period we are having a ‘Have A Heart’ benefit.

Please come out and show your support on January 20th 5PM – 12AM:

Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre
7601 Jane Street
Vaughan, Ontario

  • Deluxe Open Bar (Premium Brands)
  • Buffet Dinner (Served @ 6PM: Penne A La Vodka, Penne & Fresh Basil, Chicken Breast in White Wine Sauce,  Veal Scallopini with Mushrooms, Mixed Vegetables, Potatoes, Paradise Salad)
  • Dessert Table
  • Poker Table
  • Black Jack Table
  • Crown & Anchor Wheel
  • Silent Auction (Including Platinum Leaf Tickets, Toronto Argos Home Opener Package, Jewelery, Rounds of Golf at Bond Head, Gym Memberships and More!)
  • Door Prizes
  • Live Music
  • Dance Floor

Tickets are $100 Each In Advance and must be purchased by Tuesday January 15th.

Tickets will be sold At The Door for $125 Each.

* Doors close @ 9:30PM *

* All Tickets that are bought In Advance will be entered into an Early Bird Draw *

* Please RSVP by Tuesday January 15th as we have to provide the Paradise Banquet Hall with our final head count on January 16th *

Tickets can be purchased In Advance from one of our Hosts (Gavin Hawkins, Wanda Greaves-Hawkins, Melissa-Allison Brault, Sylvain Breault & Chris Gravel) – see Facebook Event Page here:


Tickets can also be purchased In Advance by sending and Interac e-Transfer (Online Banking) via Email to bbruins@rogers.com – these Tickets can be picked up at the door on the night of the benefit.

If you are unable to attend please consider making a donation through the PayPal Button below.

Chris and his family appreciate your visit and thoughts.

Follow Chris’ recovery process on Twitter: @Gravsy

About Chris
Christian Gravel (aka Chris aka Gravy) was born to a large French Canadian Family in New Liskeard, Ontario. Growing up Chris played & excelled at many sports including hockey, soccer and swimming. His hockey team, the New Liskeard Cubs made it all the way to the Macs Midget International Tournament in the 1994 – 1995 season. Chris’ love of hockey led him to England in 1996 where he was a professional hockey player. When Chris returned to Canada he continued his education earning a FLBU in Business from Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario. Today Chris lives with his family in Richmond Hill, Ontario and shares his love and knowledge of hockey by being a volunteer coach for the Richmond Hill Stars hockey organization.

Please help us by attending our ‘Have a Heart’ benefit for Chris and his family as Chris takes on his latest challenge in the 6 month recovery from his upcoming heart surgery. All profits from this event will go to Chris and his family.

To make a donation:

13 thoughts on “Have a Heart. A Benefit for Chris Gravel & his family.

  1. I want to extend my gratitude and thankfulness to all those who care and love my family and myself, and our situation.

    Kindest regards,


      • My dear grandson. Pep & I are wishing you the best for your surgery. We believe that with all what the doctors know nowdays that they will do an excellent job. True you have to suffer through it but you’ll be a happy man once it’s over. Think positive at all times and remember that we’re all here for you.
        Love and kisses. Mem and Pep.

  2. Chris, we are all thinking of you here in Temagami. The Seguin family is praying for you to have a speedy recovery!!! Sending you love and support during this time. You can get through this….I know you can!

  3. Dear Chris,
    As your God parents, we will not be able to attend the event but you know that you are a very special person and you have a special place in our heart along with your family. I believe that God has a special plan for you and we must all believe that everything will be fine. The Doctors will be doing a great job on your surgery. We still want to be able to plan a good fishing trip this summer. The fish is waiting for you but I know that I will catch the fish. All the best in the coming days. Love you lots!

  4. Dear Chris ! Sending you HOPE STRENGHT & COURAGE, Many Blessings and a speedy recovery. Your cardiologist team will put the KING back on the road again , beleive it Cheers to you and family , all our love xoxo memere #2 and Armstrong family from Chelmsford , Will stay in touch and ttyl ,Have a blessed day to day and many more

  5. Bon courage Christian – malgré tout je pense sincèrement que tout va bien se passer – on est tous positif. On t’embrasse très fort et surtout amuses toi dans cette soirée organisée en ton honneur. Gros bisous – tante Claire et oncle Richard xxoo

  6. Chris, Sending you prayers and best wishes for your surgery and recovery. You’ll be back on the ice in no time. We hope you had a good time at the benefit, what a great way for your friends and family to honor you.
    Hugs xoxo Uncle Rheal, Vicky & family

  7. On pense a toi et on te souhaite nos meilleurs voeux pour ton opération. Bonne Chance de tous le personnels enseignants, élèves et conseil d`école, École Catholique Le Petit Prince.

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