Challenge met

Challenge met


On July 23, almost to the day one year after her first open-heart surgery at the age of 33, Gratianne Vaisson achieved an unusual feat, that of swimming a distance of 5 kilometers in water. free during the Traversée internationale du lac Saint-Jean, all in 2 h 3 min. Named NageAuCœur, his challenge, supported by many donors and partners, also enabled him to raise $5,010 in donations, which will be given to the Foundation of the University Institute of Cardiology and Pneumology of Quebec (IUCPQ) in order to to support the Institute's Cardiology Department. It is still possible to make a donation by visiting the following link:, until September 23, date at which the draws for the 8 prizes offered by the challenge partners will be made. In the photo, a close-knit team: Gratianne Vaisson and her coach Clarence Gagné (right) at Lac Saint-Jean.  

Bravo, Michel!

Journalist-photographer at Ici l'info since 2016 after a 28-year career in the same position at the weekly Beauport Express and several years earlier as a freelance photoreporter, < strong>Michel Bédardrecently received the Medal of the National Assembly of Quebec from the hands of the provincial deputy for Montmorency, Jean-François Simard. This mark of recognition crowns more than 40 years of journalistic coverage in several areas, such as news, economy, culture, community life and sports, in the territories of Beauport, Côte-de-Beaupré, Île d'Orléans and Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval as well as in several boroughs of Quebec City while working for Québec Hebdo, owned by TC Media. Michel is also a development agent for the Ste-Thérèse de Lisieux Foundation and, recently, a communications agent for the community organization Le Pivot. In the photo, Jean-François Simard (left) proceeded in the Red Room of the National Assembly to the official presentation of the medal on which he is engraved “In recognition of the quality of your pen and your shots highlighting the highlights of your community”. 

Fineness and accuracy

Congratulations to Marie-Claude Lessard(pictured), who recently scored the second hole-in-one of his career. The feat occurred at hole number 15 of the Lorette Golf Club, in Loretteville, this magnificent par three of 112 yards for the ladies, while Marie-Claude used her 7 wood with finesse. Jacques Royer, Johanne Leclerc and Alain Samson shared the joy of Marie-Claude, having witnessed her exploit. 

In memory

August 1, 2012: Premier Jean Charest asks Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne to dissolve the National Assembly, which allows Quebecers to go to the polls on September 4, the day after Labor Day .  


Me Luc Paradis (photo), associate -consultant, Business sector, at Morency, law firm, S.E.N.C.R.L… Messmer, whose real name is Éric Normandin, Quebec artist who has been practicing hypnosis on stage since the 1990s, 51 years old …Jason Momoa, American actor of Oceanian origin (Aquaman), 43 years old…Marc Denis, Canadian game analyst at RDS, 45 years old…Beckie Scott, cross-country skier retired, 48 years old…Lawrence Cassista, columnist for the weekly L'Autre Voix who is involved in the Carnaval de Québec, 78 years old.. . Bruno Laplante, baritone and opera singer, 84 years old.  


August 1, 2019: David Latouche(photo), 31 years old, Director, Communications and Marketing, Operation Red Nose… 2018: Rick Genest, 32 years old, better known as Zombie Boy >, Montreal model with full face and body tattoos… 2017: Jérôme Golmard, 43, French tennis player, professional from 1993 to early 2006… 2015: Bernard d'Espagnat, 93 years old, French physicist… 2013: Gail Kobe, 81 years old, American actress and producer… 2012: Douglas Townsend strong>, 90 years old, American composer… 2003: Marie Trintignant, 41 years old, French actress… 1996: Lucille Teasdale-Corti, 67 years old , pediatrician and surgeon… 1996: Frida Boccara, 55, French singer. 

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