Getting active with the 5/30 Fitness Challenge - Running shoes and vegetables valued yet again at Desjardins



    "Become the Desjardins 5/30 Family"

    MONTREAL, Jan. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group is proud to team up
once again with Acti-Menu for the 5/30 Fitness Challenge. Already a major
partner in the Challenge, Desjardins is now launching the first ever "Become
the Desjardins 5/30 Family".
    For the fifth year in a row, Desjardins is demonstrating its drive to
integrate a culture of good health within its organization. The Group is
inviting its 40,000 employees, its 6,800 elected officers and all of its
retirees, along with all of their family members, to take on this great health
challenge that will take place between March 1 and April 11.
    As in the past, all participants must meet the challenge of eating at
least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables and being active for at least
30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
    The financial institution hopes to encourage all of Québec's families to
adopt and maintain healthy living habits. One of the participating families
will have the chance to take home the prize of $5,000, which will be given in
the form of a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP). Families can register
at www.defisante530.ca between now and February 29.

    About Desjardins Group

    Desjardins Group is the largest integrated cooperative financial group in
Canada, with overall assets of $147 billion, as at September 30, 2007. It
comprises a network of caisses, credit unions and business centres in Québec
and Ontario, and some twenty subsidiary companies in life and general
insurance, securities brokerage, venture capital and asset management, many of
which are active across the country. Drawing on the expertise of its
40,000 employees and the commitment of nearly 6,800 elected officers,
Desjardins offers its 5.8 million individual and corporate members and clients
a full range of financial products and services. Its physical distribution
network is complemented by leading-edge virtual access methods. To find out
more, consult www.desjardins.com.

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