The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers to donate $23,712 to the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation

LONGUEUIL, QC, May 17 /CNW Telbec/ - For the 6th year running, the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers is continuing with two traditions which it considers very important. The first of these is its annual Christmas can, which features the winning entry of an art contest aimed at children aged between 7 and 12. The can is produced by Sucreries Beaurivage and is sold at all Quebec IGA and IGA extra stores. The second tradition is a donation to the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation of $1 for every can sold. As a result, this year the Federation is donating $23,712 to the Foundation, which amounts to $8,000 more than last year.

"We care a lot about children's health which is why our annual donation to the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation is very important to us. The donation helps fund research and improvements in child health care. Our producers wish to thank all those that have contributed to this donation by buying our maple syrup can," emphasized Mr. Serge Beaulieu, President of the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers.

"We are very touched that the maple syrup producers continue to donate year after year for 6 years now. We have been able to put over $120,000 toward some of the Sainte-Justine UHC's most urgent needs thanks to their dedication and generosity to the children of Sainte Justine," declared Isabelle Levesque, Senior Adviser for Publicity and Sponsorships at the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation.

Illustration from the 2009 art contest "Draw Christmas with Siropcool at the Maple Grove"

The can featured the artwork of Rébecca Roy of Tring-Jonction in Chaudière-Appalaches, winner of the Federation's 2009 Christmas contest, whose theme was "Draw Christmas with Siropcool at the maple grove". Her prize was a week at a 2010 summer camp with a friend.

The winner of the 2010 contest will be announced shortly.

About the FPAQ
The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers was founded in 1966 with the mission of protecting and developing the economic, social and moral interests of its 7,400 member producers in Quebec. It represents men and women who work together and favour the collective marketing of their product. The quality of their work has made Quebec the producer of close to 80% of today's global maple syrup production.

SOURCE FEDERATION OF QUEBEC MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCERS

For further information:

Source:
Johannie Coiteux
Promotions and Communications Agent
Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers
Phone: 450 679‐0540 ext. 8609
jcoiteux@upa.qc.ca

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