Single Mother, Actress and Stuntwoman Will Rappel Off Downtown Montreal Building for Charity Fundraiser

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Sylvia Stewart, a professional actress and stuntwoman since 1997, has decided to use her unique talents to help raise awareness about the plight of disabled members of our society.

Growing up with parents who understood the importance of healthy living, had a great influence on me

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Sylvia Stewart, a professional actress, stuntwoman and devoted single mother, wants to give back to society by rappelling off a 26 story Montreal building.

Sylvia Stewart has always been very physically active. In her early years she practiced yoga, gymnastics and weight lifted before most women entered the exercise craze. "Growing up with parents who understood the importance of healthy living, had a great influence on me," Sylvia says.

Sylvia has been keeping in shape through jogging, weight training and eating cleanly. "I am certain that my sister will be able to accomplish this stunt, she definitely has the body for it, the determination and the heart," says Paula Ann Stewart.

Sylvia began her career at 16 years old as a background performer in Canadian and American productions. It took several years before she realized that her boundless energy and ability could be used in front of the camera as an actress and movie stuntwoman.

Sylvia's talent did not stop there. In the 1990's she joined a band and named it "A Dream I Had" whereby she sang lead with her sister. The music was mostly alternative music with some punk influences.

When Sylvia heard about the annual Canada-wide event put on by Easter Seals, she knew that she had to get involved and support this worthy cause. Every $1500 dollars raised covers the cost of sending and caring for the special needs of one disabled child at summer camp.

Sylvia is hoping that with the sponsorship of generous souls that she will be able to raise $3000 for Easter Seals (Quebec chapter) in order to support children with disabilities in Montreal. "There are 76, 700 children under 15 years old living with disabilities in Quebec. My goal is to help at least one disabled child enjoy their summer and to take the pressure off of their family and caretakers for little while."

Event location: 1010 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec.
Event date: September 22nd, 2009 at 9am to noon.

To sponsor Sylvia:


Contact for Charity:
Carolle Desjardins
514 937-6171 x 232

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