Goal Initiatives Foundation

Montreal soccer culture festival GOAL goes online this weekend

Free workout, wellness, cooking and mixology workshops with local celebs.

The annual Montreal soccer culture festival known as GOAL — presented by the GOAL Initiatives Foundation charity — is marking its 10th anniversary with three days of special virtual events this weekend, Aug. 21 to 23. The event, which normally takes place on the first weekend in July, is mounting a panel discussion on Friday and has produced a series of entertaining videos that reflect the programming that usually complements its soccer tournaments. Hosted by radio personality Patrick Langlois, a series of free workshops (featuring local celebs) will cover everything from mental health and wellness to cooking and mixology to soccer warm-ups and yoga. Check out some previews below:

GOAL 2020 presents training by Montreal Impact goalie Evan Bush
Cooking workshops with Antonio Park and Jeremie Falissard

The GOAL Initiatives Foundation promotes sports and physical activity by providing equipment to youth sports organizations in need, among other things. This year the organization has furthered its mission with the Kicking It Out program, “a weekly free and public addiction and mental health soccer program for youth and adults to overcome drug, alcohol, other addiction dependencies & mental health challenges.” ■

To find out more about the GOAL Initiatives Foundation, to donate to the charity and/or to register for their 2020 virtual events, please visit their website.

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