Durocher Center

Centre Durocher


After two years of virtual presentation, the Durocher Center is back this evening, starting at 5:30 p.m., at 680, rue Raoul-Jobin, with its 48th benefit cocktail for the benefit of the children of Lower Quebec city. Presented under the honorary presidency of Jean-François Lafrance(photo), pharmacist owner affiliated with Familiprix of the Familiprix Jean-François Lafrance pharmacies in the Quebec City region, this cocktail is the main source of funding for the Center Durocher and at the same time provides its youth community with access to educational services, preventive and recreational. Bites, beers, wines, networking and an interactive auction will be on the menu, as well as valet parking. Information, to make a donation or to participate in the benefit cocktail ($150): centredurocher.org. 

Among the best

Bravo to Sophie Paquet(photo), Senior Wealth Management Advisor and Portfolio Manager at Brunet Financial Group Gilbert Paquet, Financière Banque Nationale (NBF) of Grande-Allée in Quebec City, who is on the very prestigious list of Canada's 150 Top Wealth Advisor ( in Wealth Management) in 2022. The one who began her career at NBF in 2008 is a third-generation financial advisor following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather. Her involvement was numerous in Quebec with her titles of ambassador and former president of the board of directors of the Y des femmes de Québec and spokesperson for the committee of major donors of Centraide. She has raised funds for the Externat St-Jean-Berchmans, the Orchester symphonique de Québec and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, among others.  

< h3>Different Halloween

Although black is often in the spotlight in disguises for the Halloween party, the Manoir de la Rivière, a residence for seniors in Cap-Rouge, did things differently with the outfit of a “&nbsp ;Dinner in white » in honor of its three (3) centenarians. Every staff member, management, and of course all residents were asked to wear white as clothing, and silver and gold as accessories. In the photo, the three centenarians featured: Réal Martineau, 101 ans, Irène Bilodeau, 102 years, and Yvette Labrecque, 102 years. 

In memory

< p>November 2, 2007. The Canadian dollar reached its modern-day high during the session, US$1.10, and then closed at US$1.0775. . The old record dated August 21, 1957 at 106.14 US.


Michel Cadrin(photo), President of the Michel Cadrin Group, which brings together several companies from different sectors, 62 years old…Marianne Fortier, young Quebec actress (Aurore) 29 years old…David Schwimmer,< /strong> American actor and director (Ross Geller in the series Friends), 56 years old…k.d. Lang, Canadian singer, 61 years old…Sylvie Legault, Quebec actress, 62 years old…Michel Boujenah, French comedian and actor of Tunisian origin , 70 years…Bertrand Raymond, former journalist and sports columnist from Quebec, 79 years old.


November 02, 1987: Yoland Guérard (photo), 64 years old, one of the most renowned opera singers in Quebec… 2019: Marie Laforêt, 80 years old, singer (Mon amour, mon ami; Que caler la vida) and actress… 2019: Dean Prentice, 87, left winger for 22 seasons in the NHL with 5 teams (Rangers, Boston, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Minnesota) between 1952 and 1974… 2018: Pierre Drolet, 60, outstanding golfer, accomplished sportsman and experienced fisherman from Quebec… 2017: Alberto Guzman, 90-year-old French sculptor of Peruvian origin… 2015: Eddie Milner, 60 years old, former Major League Baseball center fielder between 1980 and 1988 (with the Reds and Giants)… 2014: Acker Bilk, 85 years old, British traditional jazz clarinetist… 2013 : Tom Hinkle, 70 years old, a former scout for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Montreal Expos… 2008: Denis Bastien, 60 years old, mayor of Causapscal de 1998 to 2001… 2001: René Léger, 82 years old, co-founder of Rôtisseries St-Hubert… 1950: George Bernard Shaw, 94 years old, the oldest admired in British literature.

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