$175,000 raised through the 9th edition of the NB Grand Tour
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, July, 2019 – More than 300 employees and volunteers from National Bank set out last week for the 9th edition of the NB Grand Tour, which was being held this year in the Portneuf and Western Quebec region. The event has helped raise $175,000 to support the Fondation Jeunes en Tête as well as 11 other organizations in the region.
"What an amazing adventure the NB Grand Tour is! We're so proud to be part of it and graciously thank the entire organizing team and donors who've given our cause—and the participants—a major boost! Thanks to them, we can keep the dialogue about mental health going in high schools. It's key to preventing psychological distress among young people," stated Catherine Burrows, Assistant Director General of Fondation Jeunes en Tête.
The NB Grand Tour is a charity sports event for cyclists and runners that made its debut nine years ago in the Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean region and has since been held in a different region of Quebec each year. Over the years, the NB Grand Tour has donated more than a million dollars to some 40 organizations across Quebec.
"The NB Grand Tour has become a tradition for our employees. For the past nine years, our team has seen it as an opportunity to strengthen relationships between colleagues, engage in physical activity and help great initiatives thrive throughout the province. I'd like to thank our employees, our partners and our spokesperson Louis-François Marcotte for their outstanding involvement," stated Dominique Fagnoule, honorary chair of the NB Grand Tour and Executive Vice-President – Information Technology at National Bank.
"In addition to being a great physical challenge, the NB Grand Tour is a wonderful community initiative that makes a huge difference for local organizations. I'm very proud to be associated with it again and encourage everyone to do their personal best, whether they're cycling or running," said event spokesperson Louis-François Marcotte.
The amount raised will be distributed among the following organizations: Fondation Jeunes en Tête, the library of Louis-Jobin high school, the creation lab at Donnacona high school, the student cafe ("le 1600") at Saint-Marc high school, the Fondation des Camps Odyssée, JeunEssor Portneuf, Mirépi Maison d’hébergement inc., L’Arc-en-ciel in Portneuf, the Maison des jeunes de Pont-Rouge, the Mouvement des Services à la Communauté du Cap-Rouge, the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi of Portneuf and the Centre d’interprétation de la nature et d’animation familiale in Donnacona.
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