Swim to the Heart Challenge

Heart Swim Challenge


On Saturday, July 23, just one year after her first open-heart surgery at the age of 33, Gratianne Vaisson will swim five kilometers in white water during the Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean, in the bay of Roberval. . She will carry out this challenge, called the Défi Nage Au Coeur, in order to raise funds for the Foundation of the Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec. Moreover, each $20 donation will offer a chance to win a partner prize during a draw that will take place at the end of the challenge. Completing this challenge is nothing less than a way for Gratianne to give back to those who saved her life. She thus wishes to give a second life, a second wind, to other people who, like her, will benefit from the expertise of the specialized and superspecialized teams of the Institute. All the details at https://fondation-iucpq.org/activity/defi_nageaucoeur/. In the photo, Gratianne Vaisson is surrounded by her surgeon, Dr Éric Charbonneau (left), and his cardiologist, Dr Mario Sénéchal (right).  


Born July 11, 1922, in Quebec, Rose-Aimée Perron Therrien(photo) celebrates its 100th birthday today. Rose-Aimée had a childhood marked by the death of her mother, when she was only two and a half years old. Thereafter, she lived with her aunt in the La Tuque region. At 14, she returned to Quebec to live with her father as well as her brothers and sisters. At 21, she married Maurice Therrien, with whom she had three daughters. Today, Rose-Aimée's large family includes four grandchildren and a great-grandson. The one who loves music and dance never misses the Thursday dance program at the private residence Le Manoir Sacré-Cœur de Québec, where she has lived for a few years. Happy centenary, my dear Rose-Aimée! 

60 years of marriage

Belated congratulations to Evelyne Fournier and Eddy Guillemette(photos), from Saint-Anselme, who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 7. The couple, who have three children and six grandchildren, had indeed married on this date in 1962, at the church of Saint-Malachie. 

In memory

July 11, 2007. Canadian aluminum giant Alcan accepts an offer to buy US$38.1 billion from Rio Tinto, which will create the world's largest aluminum-producing company. aluminum in the world. Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. represents the aluminum “division” of the Rio Tinto mining group. The company announced in May 2015 that the Alcan name would gradually disappear from its signs, leaving only the “Rio Tinto” name.


Alessia Cara (photo), Canadian singer-songwriter, 26 years old… Jacques Arteau, venerable auto columnist from Quebec, 82 years old… Sylvain Pageau, co-owner of Le Continental, Le Conti and L'improviste restaurants in Quebec City, 58 years old… Richie Sambora , Bon Jovi guitarist, 63 years old… Suzanne Vega, singer, composer and guitarist, 63 years old… Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer, 87 years old… Jean-Guy Talbot, defender (NHL) with the Canadiens from 1954 to 1967, 90 years old. 


July 11, 2021: Nathalie Parent (photo), 51, daughter of the late Maurice Parent, long associated with the world of automobile (Mercedes Benz de Québec)… 2020: François Thivierge, 73 years old, father of actor and director Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge and his brother, Vincent… 2019: Mike Christie< /strong>, 69, NHL defenseman (1974-1981) with the California Seals, Cleveland Barons, Colorado Rockies and Vancouver Canucks… 2018: Len Chappell, 77, American basketball player (NBA)… 2009: Arturo Gatti, 37, former boxer born in Montreal… 

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