BEAUCEVILLE, June 15, 2016. – Following the launch of festivities to mark the 50th anniversary of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s offices in Beauce on May 15, 2016, a third event was held on June 12th at the Beauceville golf club. This breakfast event was attended by Beauceville mayor, Luc Provencal as well as over 150 firm clients, business partners and employees.
The Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton partners and employees, as well as two long-standing clients of the Beauceville office, took the opportunity to pay tribute to Raymond Fortin, ambassador partner for the firm in Beauce for his exceptional contribution. Following a number of testimonials that highlighted his professional qualities and community involvement, Raymond received a commemorative gift.
“I’m deeply touched by this honour. I can assure you, dear clients and business partners, that it is a privilege for us to celebrate the momentous occasion with you. This third activity to mark the 50th anniversary of our presence in Beauce confirms the importance of this region to our firm,” Raymond stated while giving his thanks.
The breakfast ended with a show by hypnotist D’Ward (Édouard Doyon), a talented and promising young man from the Beauce region who is starting to make his mark across the province.
The Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Beauceville office was founded in 1973 by Normand Bourque, of the firm Latulippe, Cliche, Bourque, Gilbert, Rodrigue & Associés. That firm merged with Renaud & Jacob, to create Latulippe Renaud & Associés in 1980. In the interim, Raymond Fortin rejoined the firm in 1978 and his arrival in the Beauceville office provided the means to consolidate its presence with Beauce businesses by focussing on the proximity to clients and accessibility of our professionals. The group joined Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton (Raymond Chabot Martin Paré, as it was known back then) in 1986 and Raymond Fortin was appointed partner at that time.
Other upcoming festivities
2016 will be a year of celebration for the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton offices in Beauce, as it is very important for its leaders and employees to highlight the 50 years of history that have allowed our firm to become what it is today in each of the areas we are located. In addition to events that took place recently in Saint-Éphrem-de-Beauce and Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, events are planned for Sainte-Marie and Saint-Georges in the fall. Until then we invite you to consult rcgt.com/50th-beauce, where a new text every month will allow you to delve into Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s history and its Beauce roots as employees, clients, ambassadors and business partners share their memories.