17 Feb 2016
Guy Fauteux
Vice-President, Partner | FCPA, FCA | Assurance

Sherbrooke, February 17th, 2016 – Keeping up with its tradition, the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Sherbrooke office started the year off with an art exhibition. Under the honorary co-chairmanship of Messrs. Steve and Stephan Elkas, of Steve L. Elkas Funeral Home, a hundred business people and artists from the area gathered yesterday evening in the Sherbrooke office for the private viewing.

The exhibition, jointly set up by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke, will be opened until June 10th, 2016 and displays thirty or so works of art from local artists, which include works from Mrs. Marilène Laprise and Mrs. Célyne B., painters, as well as from Mr. Régis Canuel, sculptor.

People are invited to come see the exhibit for free at the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton office, located at 455 King West Street, suite 500, in Sherbrooke, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

“To support artists and their works is a perfect way to showcase the talent that we have locally. Culture is most certainly a great lever for economic development. Our artists, like business people, are actively contributing to the growth of our community. It is why we are very proud to provide these creatives with a unique place to exhibit their works of art since 1987”, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Eastern Townships’ Vice-President, Mr. Guy Fauteux, stated.

“La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke is very happy to partner up once again with the biggest accounting firm in Québec to make local artists’ works of art known to a broader public. The talent of our art creatives must be better recognized and our collaboration with the business community shows our common purpose to provide them with means to fulfil their goals and ambitions”, concluded the President of the organization, Mrs. Nancy Asselin.

Always having in mind a concern to innovate and support the local organizations, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton took advantage of this private viewing to announce a new partnership with the Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra (OSS). The firm is also proud to sponsor a trio of musicians, which will be named Le Trio RCGT. This trio will play for various events (weddings, symposiums, anniversaries, etc.) at an affordable cost. Do not hesitate to contact the OSS for more information.

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(Above) Stephan Elkas , vice-president, Résidence Funéraire Steve L. Elkas, Guy Fauteux, regional vice-president, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, Steve Elkas, president, Résidence Funéraire Steve L.Elkas, Céline B., painter, Marilène Laprise, painter, Régis Canuel, sculptor, and Nancy Asselin, president, La Grande virée artistique de Sherbrooke.

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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 2,500 people, including some 230 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 4,300 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 40,000 people.

About La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke

La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke was founded in 2002 under the initiative of a group of Sherbrooke artists, renowned on the provincial and national stages. This event is a summer road trip, covering the 6 boroughs of Sherbrooke, and takes place over two long weekends, spreading from the end of June to the beginning of July. It highlights the local artistic talents, whether in visual arts or crafts. For the past 14 years, La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke has allowed to promote more than a hundred artists in Sherbrooke’s cultural milieu. It’s a significant event offered to art lovers so they can discover entirely different worlds, learn about various techniques and expertise and have the chance to talk one-on-one with the artists. La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke, proud of its coming together with the business community, now presents a cultural display with the latter through its important partnership with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, and also with La Virée Art Affaires, recently agreed upon with 10 Sherbrooke businesses.


Francis Letendre
Senior Consultant – Public Relations
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: 514 390-4201

17 Feb 2016  |  Written by :

Guy Fauteux is a vice-president at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. Contact him today!

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