The event will count on the support of Dominique Maltais as honorary
QUÉBEC, June 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Dominique Maltais, two-time Olympic medal winner in snowboardcross and
five-time winner of the Crystal Globe, will serve as honorary president
for the 2nd edition of the Laurentian Bank La Montée des sommets event. Following its success in 2013, the event will once again be held
at Mont-Sainte-Anne on September 27, and will welcome numerous
participants excited to take on the challenge of this fun family event
for a good cause.
All profits will go to the Fondation Le Petit Blanchon, particularly the
Phare du Blanchon project. Located in a rural setting, this group home
will welcome young people between the ages of 9 and 13 who are dealing
with the consequences of severe traumas or experiencing issues with
dropping out of school.
"This cause is particularly important to me," says Dominique Maltais.
"My desire to help troubled youth in the region of Québec by providing
them with a roof over their heads, a safe place to live, and a chance
to develop and grow, are what motivated me to be a part of this great
sporting event," she added.
Organized by the Laurentian Bank, this philanthropic family event is
unique in its kind and accessible to all. Individuals of all ages,
experienced athletes or those simply wanting to challenge themselves to
meet a personal goal can all register for the event, which consists of
completing, alone or in a group, as great a distance as possible along
La Pichard trail within a 5-hour deadline.
Emboldened by its success in 2013, during which $50,000 was raised, the
objective for this second edition is to raise $60,000 for the Fondation
Le Petit Blanchon.
For more information and to register for the event, go to: www.lamonteedessommetsbl.com
About Laurentian Bank
Laurentian Bank of Canada is a banking institution whose activities
extend across Canada. Recognized for its excellent service, proximity
and simplicity, the Bank serves one and a half million clients
throughout the country. Founded in 1846, the Bank is among the 2014
edition of the Montréal's Top Employers competition, which showcases
the city's top 25 companies offering enviable places to work. It
currently employs some 3,800 people whose talent and dedication has
made it a major player in numerous market segments.
Laurentian Bank distinguishes itself through the excellence of its
execution and its agility. Catering to the needs of retail clients via
its extensive branch network and constantly evolving virtual offerings,
the Bank has also earned a solid reputation among SMEs, larger
businesses and real estate developers thanks to its growing presence
across Canada and its specialized teams in Ontario, Québec, Alberta and
British Columbia. For its part, the organization's B2B Bank subsidiary
is a Canadian leader in providing banking and investment products and
services to financial advisors and brokers, while Laurentian Bank
Securities is an integrated broker that is also widely known for its
expert and effective services nationwide. The institution has more than
$33 billion in balance sheet assets and more than $39 billion in assets
SOURCE: Laurentian Bank of Canada
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