BROMONT, August 22, 2015 – The first edition of the Petit Défi Bergeron-Lebel was an unqualified success, raising over $30,000 to help Breakfast Club of Canada in its mission to provide a full breakfast for children. The cycling team exceeded its initial $25,000 objective set only six weeks ago. The bike tour organized by the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton team saw over 40 cyclists travel almost 60 km on a round trip between Bromont and Sutton.
The Petit Défi Bergeron-Lebel is part of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s fundraising campaign to support Breakfast Club of Canada. The firm’s employees have opted to undertake a number of challenges and organize numerous initiatives to support the Club and help children realize their full potential in an environment in which they can thrive.
“We feel very strongly about this cause. Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders and we’re proud to be able to support their development and well-being,” explained Marc Bergeron, Partner, and Recovery and Reorganization Vice-President, who initiated the activity. Éric Lebel, Recovery and Reorganization Partner, and the first one to take up the challenge, added “We’re very fortunate. That’s why it’s important to pool our strengths to help our community, by lending a hand to those who have a more difficult start in life. All of the participants and contributors to this challenge did so with enthusiasm. I salute them.”
Judith Barry, Director, National Programs for Breakfast Club of Canada and organization co-founder, who was on hand for the festivities at the start of the event, warmly thanked the forty or so people in attendance. “Every action counts and the children we encounter need everyone’s support. Thanks to your involvement, you are providing nourishment for both the body and dreams of thousands of children.”
The organizing committee would like to thank all those who contributed to the event’s success, including the towns of Bromont and Sutton, the Bromont and Sutton IGAs, as well as the specialty boutique ubac ski-vélo. For more information on the firm’s various initiatives, go to the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton funding campaign microsite “Raymond the Champion’s Outstanding Growth”.
About 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 150,000 students every day in 1,328 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 2,500 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.
Source and information:
Communications Consultant and Event Organizer
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel.: +1 514-878-2692, extension 5740
Public Relations Coordinator
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
Tel. +1 514-686-2417
Advisor, Communications and Marketing Development
Breakfast Club of Canada
Tel. 1 450-641-7841
22 Aug 2015 | Written by :