Inspirational Athlete Scholarships

Inspirational Athlete Scholarships

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The Foundation for Athlete Excellence (FAEQ) was recently able to award 14 inspiring athletes with physical or sensory limitations $2,000 scholarships to $3,000 for a total of $41,000 during the 15th Loto-Québec scholarship program, which is also committed to continuing its partnership with the Foundation until 2024. Among the recipient athletes, we note: Olivier Dussault< /strong> and Marylo Martineau from Quebec, in boccia (a precision game, like lawn bowling, which requires intense concentration); Samuel Larouchefrom Saguenay, in para-athletics, and William Roussy from Maria in Gaspésie, in para-badminton. 

At the Cardinal's table&nbsp ;

The “À la table du Cardinal 2022” benefit event, presented on May 19 at the Québec City Convention Center under the honorary chairmanship of Guy Cormier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group, brought together 600 people and raised $215,000, which will be redistributed to community organizations located on the territory of the Diocese of Quebec. For eight years, Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix has been fostering this chain of solidarity, mobilizing corporate circles as well as the general public in the regions of Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches. Its annual initiative has provided $1.5 million to more than 70 organizations. 100% of the profits made are returned to them. In the photo, Cardinal Lacroix surrounded by the organizing committee. 

A century of presence 

About fifty guests took part, on June 14, in the official unveiling of a commemorative plaque highlighting more than a century of presence of the Rotary Club of Quebec at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac during their weekly meeting. Present and active in the Quebec community since 1919, the Rotary Club of Quebec brings together dynamic business people and representatives of the liberal professions who pursue the same pleasure of meeting each week to discuss, fraternize and put forward their ideal of to serve. A place of sharing and camaraderie, the Rotary Club of Québec is associated with many causes that help people with disabilities, young people and the most disadvantaged. In the photo, from left to right: Ken Hall, General Manager of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Bianca Drapeau, President of the Rotary Club of Quebec and Benoît Bernier< /strong>, head of the commemorative plaque committee. 

In remembrance

July 12, 2021. Serbian Novak Djokovic (pictured) continued his irresistible advance in the men's tennis history book by defeating Italy's Matteo Berrettini in the singles final of the Wimbledon Open. At the age of 34, Djokovic thus obtained his 20th title at a Grand Slam tournament, the same number as the Swiss Roger Federer and the Spaniard Rafael Nadal.

Birthdays

Bruny Surin, champion sprinter, gold medalist in the 4 times 100 meters at the 1996 Olympic Games, 55 years old…Pierre Verville, Quebec comedian, 60 years old.. .Jean Petitclerc, Quebec actor, 62 years old…Guy Jasmin, retired from Echo Power Equipment (Canada), 68 years old…Gilles Meloche< /strong>, NHL goaltender (1970-88), 72 years old.

Missing

July 12, 2021: Claude Hardy(pictured), 78, starred for Sprinfield and Rochester in the American Hockey League (AHL) (1968-1970)… 2020: Kelly Preston, 57, American actress who starred in hit movies like Jerry Maguire or Twins, and wife of John Travolta… 2020: Benjamin Keough (pictured), 27, grandson of Elvis Presley … 2019: Joseph Rouleau, 90 years old, Quebec opera singer…. 2018: James “Buddy” Cornell, 82 years old, ex-minor official (goal judge) at the Quebec Nordiques game at the Colisée de Québec… 2017: Chuck Blazer, 72 years old, American sports leader member of the Executive Committee of FIFA between 1997 and 2013… 2013: Amar Bose, 83, American engineer who founded Bose Corporation (speakers) in 1964… 2008: Bobby Murcer, 62 years old, NY Yankees player, leader and commentator… 2003: Benny Carter, 95 years old, saxophonist, trumpeter, arranger and conductor. .. 1998: Serge Lemoyne, 57 years old, painter… 1979: Minnie Riperton, 31 years old, American singer… 1971: Yvon Robert, 56 years old, professional wrestler from Quebec. inspiring athletes ” />