Toy fundraiser benefits sick kids

Nemesis Video Game Lounge is asking people to donate a toy in exchange for playing games for free

Kids can play video games for free on Nov. 22 as part of a fundraising event to help patients at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. All they have to do is bring a new, unwrapped toy to Nemesis Video Game Lounge in Pointe-Claire. Kids 12 and under can play from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and those 13 & up from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For those who don’t bring a toy, a $20 donation fee will apply and will go to the Health Kids Fund, which supports the care and treatment of children wherever the need is most urgent.

This is the fourth year that the owners of this lounge have dedicated one day during the holidays to helping sick kids.

Nemesis is a modern-day arcade. Instead of the old coin-operated machines, it features top-of-the-line gaming PCs and video-game consoles. Players earn virtual tokens as they play, which they can redeem for prizes from chips to video games. Also, it offers coding classes and is a birthday party venue

Nemesis is located at 298 Lakeshore Rd. in Pointe Claire.