For the fourth year in a row, the partners and employees at the Rivière-du-Loup office rallied together to participate in Défi Everest, a fund-raising event for various youth organizations.
Support for 2021 Quebec Winter Games
What is special about this challenge is that participating teams can choose the organization that will receive the money they raise. This year, the Rivière-du-Loup office decided to support its city, which will host the 2021 Quebec Winter Games.
Rivière-du-Loup Partner and office Manager Donald Savard said, “Rivière-du-Loup was the very first city to host the Quebec Games when they first began more than 40 years ago. In 2021, it will be the 50th anniversary of the Games; we are twice as proud that our city will be hosting 50 years later!”
There are considerable economic spinoffs from such an event for the city and local businesses because of the number of tourists, spectators and participants who visit.
Donald adds enthusiastically, “The Quebec Games promote healthy lifestyle choices for young people and represent a genuine springboard for the Quebec sport elite. We are proud to be associated with this cause!”
Climbing Everest… in Rivière-du-Loup!
Again this year, our climbers at the 2017 Défi Everest climbed Saint-Pierre hill a total of 150 times, which represents over 8,848 meters, that is, the height of Mount Everest.
Congratulations to Josianne Rioux-Desjardins and her team:
Front row: Michel Sirois, Jérémie Normand, Marguerite Dion, Miguel Ouellet, Johanne Drapeau, Marilyne Dumas, Marie-Claude Landry and France Plourde. Back row: Jean Bernier, Jonathan D’Amours, François Dubé, Jean-François Houde, Josianne Rioux-Desjardins, Pascale Belzile and Keven Lévesque. N.B. Renée-Jeanne Belzile also took part in the challenge but on another team.