On November 2nd, Ubisoft employees showed up to their offices across Canada bright and early to support their local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Ubisoft offices in Toronto, Quebec City, and Saguenay opened their doors on the weekend to host Game Day streams. Ubisoft had over 40 people playing games to raise money to help sick and injured kiddos. In total, Ubisoft's efforts raised over $22,000 USD to help kids in several Canadian facilities!
Three different branches of Ubisoft organized their own livestreams and fundraising efforts to help children in their communities. Here's just a small look at what each office did on Game Day:
Ubisoft Toronto worked overtime to help the kids at SickKids, otherwise known as The Hospital for Sick Children. During their stream, they even hosted both the creative director and live producer behind the upcoming open world techno thriller Watch Dogs Legion. With 20 members, Ubisoft Toronto managed to raise over $8,000 USD for the kids.
Ubisoft Quebec City
The 30 members of the Ubisoft team in Quebec City hosted a full 25-hour livestream. They put their efforts behind Opération Enfant Soleil. They had a robust schedule of fun activities including a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament, a showcase of Ubisoft streamers, playing their audience's Mario Maker 2 levels, and a period to show off some tabletop board gaming skills. One of the incentives offered by the Quebec City team was a duet version of the DK Rap performed live! When the dust settled on the stream, the team had raised over $12,000 USD!
A small team entered the Ubisoft Saguenay offices on November 2nd. There were only twelve members, much smaller than the other two teams. However, the team really pulled it together for a 24-hour stream to support the kids of Opération Enfant Soleil, the same facility being supported by Ubisoft Quebec City. Those 12 members managed an impressive feat, reaching just shy of $2,000 USD!
A huge thank you to all of the people who turned out to support Extra Life from Ubisoft. It was wonderful seeing you all work together to make sure that the kids who need help in your areas can get the treatments and support they need to survive and thrive. It means a lot to us to see your accomplishments, and we are proud beyond words that you chose to spend your time and effort to support kids through Extra Life. Thank you!
It's never too late to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games! Donations for 2019 are accepted year-round!