Girls Ride!

Girls Ride!

DAY

The largest women-only motorcycle ride in Canada kicks off today in Drummondville. The 14th Ride de Filles will bring together a record number of 564 women motorcyclists, including several breast cancer survivors and fighters, who will hit the road for a ride of approximately 250 km, on the roads of Centre-du-Québec, Montérégie and Estrie, in order to collect donations for the benefit of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. Founded in 2009 by Sylvie Brisebois (photo with Lulu Hughes, spokesperson for the Ride de Filles) to help two of her friends with breast cancer, the Ride de Filles has raised $943,675 in 13 years for the benefit of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation . With the donations given this year, this sum will reach one million dollars.  

50 years of marriage 

Allow me to congratulate Robert Martel and his wife Sharon O'Brien(photo) for their 50th wedding anniversary celebrated on July 1st. The union of the Loretteville couple had indeed been blessed, on July 1, 1972, by Father Majella Marcoux at the Saint-Ambroise church in Loretteville. Robert and Sharon have two children, Tony and Melanie, and as many grandsons (Zachary and Jeremy). They take advantage of their retirement to spoil themselves with a few gastronomic escapades in town and a few trips to the United States and the Caribbean.  

Enjoy life! 

Happy belated birthday also to Jean-Paul Malenfant(photo) who celebrated her 90th birthday last June. Born in Quebec in 1932, Mr. Malenfant crossed the river in 1958 to settle in Lévis, where he taught at Notre-Dame school. During this period, he met a Lévisienne, Louise Lavallée, whom he married in the summer of 1959. Mr. Malenfant had a long career in the world of education, notably for 28 years as a French teacher fifth grade at the Mgr Déziel school and at the Polyvalente de Lévis. A devoted man who was appreciated by everyone in Lévis, he also gave back by offering time as a volunteer in his parish and by getting involved in many other sectors, including the presidency of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul in Christ the King. Today, Mr. Malenfant enjoys residence life in downtown Lévis with his wife Louise. His greatest wealth remains his family made up of 6 children, 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He didn't hesitate to give them some wise advice when they got together for his birthday: enjoy life and what you love to do, despite the difficulties encountered. 

In memory

July 09, 2002. For only the second time in baseball history, a Quebecer, pitcher Éric Gagné (photo) of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will participate in the All-Star Game. The only other Quebecer to have been invited to the all-star game is Claude Raymond, also a reliever, in 1966, while playing for the Houston Astros.

Birthdays

Pierre (Le Vez) Vézina (photo) , host and sports commentator at FM 93… André Lambert (Son de Pub!), advertising and communication… Marie-France Bazzo, ex-host of < em>Bazzo.tv on Télé-Québec, 61 years old… Tom Hanks, American actor, 66 years old… Margie Gillis, ballet dancer and Canadian choreographer, 69 years old… 

Disappeared

July 9, 2012: Jean Robillard (photo), 58 years old, president and chief of the management of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton… 2017: Alain Gagnon, 74, Quebec writer born in Lac-Saint-Jean… 2016: Geneviève Castrée, 34 years old, cartoonist and multidisciplinary artist from Quebec…

The Ride of Girls!