P.K. Subban's #CanadaCarols jingling through social media
Montreal Canadiens assistant captain collecting carols for sick kids
Montreal Canadiens defenceman and amateur crooner P.K. Subban has thrown down the holiday gauntlet, challenging everyone from tiny tots to the prime minister to a pan-Canadian Jingle Bells sing-off.
"Hey Justin Trudeau! You have great hair, but can you sing Jingle Bells?" Subban said in his latest tweet from inside the Bell Centre.
Hey <a href="https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau">@JustinTrudeau</a>! You have great hair, but can you sing Jingle Bells? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CanadaCarols?src=hash">#CanadaCarols</a> <a href="https://t.co/lEtLEwyaDq">pic.twitter.com/lEtLEwyaDq</a>—@PKSubban1
It's all part of a Subban-fronted campaign to create a country-wide social media singalong to brighten up the holidays for kids at the Montreal Children's Hospital and other Canadian pediatric hospitals.
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Earlier this year, Subban's foundation pledged $10 million to the Montreal Children's, and the new hospital named its atrium in his honour.
However, the Habs' assistant captain pledged that his involvement would go beyond just the financial.
Joining the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CanadaCarols?src=hash">#CanadaCarols</a> movement to help <a href="https://twitter.com/PKSubban1">@PKSubban1</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/AirCanada">@AirCanada</a> spread cheer to sick children! <a href="https://t.co/FE4fCqbkLT">pic.twitter.com/FE4fCqbkLT</a>—@sarahstring
Subban's foundation teamed up with Air Canada and launched the #CanadaCarols call-out Tuesday, encouraging participants to make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network, as well.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who screened the new Star Wars movie yesterday with kids at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, has not yet responded to Subban's challenge, but many others have, posting videos of themselves belting out the holiday favourite on Twitter and YouTube.
A compilation of some of the submissions will be screened for kids in several Canadian children's hospitals on Dec. 23.