Official partner of the Quebec Sports and Physical Activity Day for the
KIRKLAND, QC, Oct. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - For the third consecutive year,
Pfizer Canada is proud to be the official partner of the Quebec Government
during Quebec Sports and Physical Activity Day on October 10, helping to
promote an active, healthy lifestyle. In addition to Pfizer's presence today
for the launch of the government program, the company has organized an
activity day for its employees, who will be joined by Canadian Paralympic
athletes at its head office in Kirkland.
For both the company and its employees, this commitment to the Quebec
Sports and Physical Activity Day is fully consistent with Pfizer Canada's
philosophy in terms of health, wellness and quality of life.
"While our primary mission is to provide Canadians with essential and
innovative medications, Pfizer Canada also recognizes that it takes more than
medication to be healthy. Our renewed participation in the Sports and Physical
Activity Day is consistent with our staunch commitment to disseminating
information and promoting a healthy, balanced lifestyle," said Paul Lévesque,
President and CEO of Pfizer Canada. "We believe that disease prevention is
vital, and research is equally important. Our recent partnerships with several
leading Québec health researchers demonstrate this belief."
For several years, Pfizer Canada has offered its employees a
comprehensive health and wellness program. On October 10, Pfizer employees
will come to work dressed for success in fitness gear and will have the
opportunity to take part in races, group walks, aerobic classes, a spinning
class and a hockey tournament.
The Paralympic athletes who will be working out with employees throughout
the day include Valérie Grand'Maison (five medals, swimming), Benoît Huot
(four medals, swimming), Diane Roy (three medals, athletics), David Eng
(medalist, wheelchair basketball), Hervé Lord (medalist, sledge hockey), and
Jacques Bouchard (athletics). Pfizer Canada has been a proud sponsor of the
Canadian Paralympic team for more than 10 years.
About Pfizer Canada
Pfizer Canada Inc. is the Canadian operation of Pfizer Inc., the world's
leading pharmaceutical company. Pfizer discovers, develops, manufactures and
markets prescription medicines for humans and animals. Pfizer Canada's
commitment to helping Canadians live happier, healthier and longer lives
extends beyond medication. To learn more about Pfizer Canada's More Than
Medication philosophy and programs, visit www.morethanmedication.ca.
For further information:
For further information: Sylvie Tessier, 1-866-973-4937