Alain Tremblay, assurance partner in the Gatineau office, was honorary president of the first fundraising event for the “Fondation pour la réussite des élèves de la Commission Scolaire des Draveurs” held on October 27, 2016.
Along with Gatineau Mayor, Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin and municipal councillors, over 200 guests from the business community of the Outaouais region gathered to promote the importance academic perseverance.
Among the evening highlights, inspiring speeches from Mr. Alain Tremblay and Mr. Pierre Riel, Principal Vice-President at Costco, who delivered two captivating testimonies on the issues of school dropout. They recalled that student retention is not only the educational system responsibility but a concern that must be shared by the whole community.
Special guest of the evening, the Quebec artist Ima, enchanted the audience with an acoustic performance generously donated to the cause.
Mr. Paul Loyer, president of the Foundation, defined the mission of the charity “Value education to students and ensure that they grow in an enabling environment to develop their learning capabilities by offering activities and projects that are meaningful so they can surpass themselves and reach their full potential”.
At the end of the evening, the total donations of
over $50,000 was unveiled.