QUEBEC CITY, July 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Close to 200 National Bank employees can proudly say "Mission accomplished!" after putting their heart, soul and energy into cycling through the scenic Chaudière-Appalaches region as part of the 4th edition of the One for Youth Bicycle Tour. In all, they succeeded in raising over $100,000 for youth initiatives.
"This year's One for Youth bicycle tour was a resounding success as Bank employees once again rallied to support youth by mounting their bikes for this exhilarating ride. Hats of off to the 58 participating teams and the many volunteers, partners and supporters who made this fundraising event such a success. We are proud to support youth in this way and to be able to count on our valued employees, as ambassadors, to go the distance each year to help young people grow and thrive," stated Kathleen Zicat, Senior Vice-President - Personal Banking, Quebec and honorary chair of the event.
The funds raised will be used to support the objectives of various foundations operating throughout Quebec, such as Tel-Jeunes, and lend a hand to four organizations in Quebec's Chaudière-Appalaches region, namely, the Fondation pour l'éducation de l'École Pointe-Lévy (which promotes education), the Pôle régional pour l'enseignement de la science et de la technologie (which promotes science and technology in elementary and high schools), the Fondation Maurice-Tanguay (which helps children with disabilities across Eastern Quebec) and the Fondation Audrey-Lehoux (which assists young farm producers).
Since the start, this initiative has raised $293,000 for young people and mobilized more than 600 National Bank employees. To view highlights of the 300 km ride, we invite you to view the photo album of the event.
ABOUT THE ONE FOR YOUTH PROGRAM
Each year, National Bank supports hundreds of Canadian organizations through its donations and sponsorships program. At the heart of this program is our involvement with youth, where a large proportion of our contributions are concentrated. At National Bank, we know that young people represent our dreams and hopes for the future. We believe it is up to all of us to help the next generation develop to its fullest potential. Whether it's supporting medical research and access to care, promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles, or getting young people involved in their community, National Bank and its nearly 20,000 employees are proud to help today's youth grow and thrive.
We encourage you to join us in supporting young people so that they can build a better world!
About National Bank of Canada
With $194 billion in assets as at April 30, 2014, National Bank of Canada (www.nbc.ca), together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading integrated financial groups. The Bank has close to 20,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. Its securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:NA). Follow the Bank's activities via social media and learn more about its extensive community involvement at clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.
Image with caption: "4th annual One for Youth bicycle tour - 200 National Bank employees pedal for a worthy cause and raise more than $100,000 in support of youth initiatives. (CNW Group/National Bank of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140714_C7582_PHOTO_EN_42080.jpg
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