22 Aug 2016

BROMONT, August 22, 2016 – The 2nd edition of the Petit défi Bergeron-Lebel, which took place last Saturday, August 20th, raised $50,000 – almost $20,000 more than last year – to support Breakfast Club of Canada’s mission to provide a complete breakfast for children.

This Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton fund-raiser, under the leadership of Marc Bergeron, Partner and Vice-President of the Recovery and Reorganization Group and Éric Lebel, Trustee-Partner and Financial Turnaround Advisor, rallied some fifty cyclists for a return trip of almost 60 km between Bromont and Sutton.

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From left to right: Valérie Lessard, Senior Business Development Advisor, Eastern Canada, Breakfast Club of Canada, Marc Bergeron and Éric Lebel, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

“Contributing to Breakfast Club of Canada is a source of great pride for us. Getting a good breakfast is essential to start the day on the right foot. It’s key to a child’s well-being. Collectively, we have to empower children to achieve their full potential and the Club plays a pivotal role,” stated Marc Bergeron. For his part, Éric Lebel wanted to thank everyone who contributed to this initiative. “Thank you so much to the donors, cyclists and organizers. Our challenge could not have succeeded without everyone’s help. We pooled our talent to benefit children, tomorrow’s leaders!” added Lebel.

“We are very pleased to have the participation and generosity of the people from Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton,” said Daniel Germain, President and Founder of Breakfast Club of Canada. “Their support is essential for us to provide access to a nutritious breakfast to a greater number of children year after year. Their efforts enable us to complete our mission—to nurture the potential and the health of children, giving them all an equal chance of success,” Germain continued.

The organizing committee would also like to thank the Centre national de cyclisme de Bromont, town of Sutton, Bromont Metro, and Ubac ski-vélo specialty shop for their contribution to the event’s success.

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About the Breakfast Club of Canada

For 20 years, Breakfast Club of Canada has been nourishing children’s potential by making sure as many of them as possible have access to a healthy morning meal before school, in an environment that allows their self-esteem to grow and flourish. But the Club is much more than a breakfast program: we take a broader approach that promotes the core values of engagement, enrichment and empowerment, and we team up with communities and local partners to develop solutions adapted to their specific needs. Operating from coast to coast, the Breakfast Club of Canada helps feed 167,000 students every day in 1,455 schools.

About Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Founded in 1948, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has become a leader in the fields of assurance, tax, consulting services, and business recovery & reorganization. Its strength is based on a team of over 2,300 people, including some 200 partners. Together, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Grant Thornton LLP, another Canadian member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, help dynamic Canadian organizations unlock their potential for growth with over 4,100 people and some 140 offices across Canada. Grant Thornton International Ltd provides clients with the expertise of member and correspondent firms in more than 130 countries, with over 42,000 people.

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Source and information:

Francis Letendre
Senior Consultant, Public Relations
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 514-390-4201
letendre.francis@rcgt.com

Fanny Brosseau
Communications Advisor
Breakfast Club of Canada
Tel. +1-450-641-3230, ext. 3331
fanny.brosseau@clubdejeuner.org