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OH Sommet RCGT – $12,535 Donated to Le Tandem

It is with great enthusiasm that our firm’s Estrie region has donated a cheque of $12,535 to the Le Tandem organization as part of the OH Sommet RCGT event.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 was to mark the very first edition of the OH Sommet RCGT fundraising event. In partnership with Owl’s Head Ski Resort and Destination Owl’s Head, employees from our firm mobilized to organize a family activity that would simultaneously raise funds for a local organization. They chose Le Tandem, a social and community paediatrics centre that helps underprivileged children aged 0 to 17.

The Centre fosters a needs-based, integrated social medicine approach that builds on the strengths of the child, family and environment. Le Tandem’s mission is to enable children from all backgrounds to unlock their full potential.

Mobilizing for fundraising

In light of the pandemic, the event was cancelled due to the risks associated with spreading the virus during gatherings. Even though there was great disappointment, the organizing committee chose to multiply its solicitation efforts in order to help children in need. The actions of the organizing committee members demonstrate the importance of the firm’s involvement in the community.

Jean Gaouette, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Partner from the Magog office said: “I am very proud of the organizing committee, which persevered despite the situation. Our sense of belonging to the city of Magog and the Memphremagog RCM is very strong, and it is very important for us to give back to our community.”

Pierre Marcouiller and Johanne Bellemare from the Nexcap Foundation also believe in supporting Le Tandem. Like those involved in the OH Sommet RCGT event organization, they agree that it is essential to concretely participate in the health and well-being of one’s community. The Nexcap Foundation made a major donation so that Le Tandem, which welcomes, among others, toddlers in need, can continue its activities.

As for Olivier Bourdeau and Vincent Boutin, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton employees and the event’s organizers, they feel this was a missed opportunity that they would like to revisit.

Bourdeau and Boutin added: “We created a beautiful event concept where families are welcome and can have fun while helping a cause we care about. We’re currently working on preparing a second edition that would take place while respecting the sanitary measures in force, and we hope to see this event come to fruition.

More details to come soon about the second edition. Meanwhile, get your skis ready!

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