The Laurentian Bank and the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Present "Le Show" to Benefit the Quebec Breakfast Club!

    SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QC, June 26 /CNW Telbec/ - The Laurentian Bank
and the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu are proud
to present the Quebec Breakfast Club Benefit Show on Friday, August 10. Guest
artists Mika, Champion et ses G-Strings, Eva Avila and Pascale Picard, will
perform on the site of the International Balloon Festival. All profits from
the event will be donated to the Quebec Breakfast Club.
    In light of its new partnership and its privileged role as the main
sponsor with the International Balloon Festival, the Laurentian Bank felt
compelled to give back to the community with a tangible gesture. The Quebec
Breakfast Club Benefit Show came to life through the generous involvement of
volunteers from both the Bank and the International. Their dedication and
efforts are focused on the future of today's society, its children. The
concert found strong supporters of its cause with two Laurentian Bank's
partners, namely Western Union and Industrielle Alliance. Along with Unilever,
their financial contribution in support of this worthy cause make "Le Show"
come to life.

    Artists Unite for a Good Cause

    Mika, star singer of the hour, will sing his biggest hits from his album
"Life in Carbon Motion". The Lebanese singer will have you dancing to the
rhythms of his English pop music that features colorful and dynamic hits "Love
Today" and "Grace Kelly." Champion, the most popular DJ in the province since
the release of his album "Chill'Em All" will also be part of the show.
Together with his G-Strings, he will ignite the crowd and your dancing feet.
Winner of the 2006 edition of Canadian Idol, Eva Avila, will join the list of
the evening's guest artists. Riding the wave of her successful first album
"Somewhere Else," this young 19 year old from Gatineau promises to have
everyone dancing. Finally, the new talent on the block singer-songwriter
sensation Pascale Picard will share her songwriting with you. Discovered in
2004 on the Musique Plus show "Pourris de talent", this young artist will
perform the melodies from her first album, "Me, Myself and Us."

    Tickets on Sale at the Laurentian Bank

    Pre-sale tickets for the benefit concert are available at all Laurentian
Bank branches. The cost is $26.33 excluding taxes for adults (13 years old and
over) and $17.55 excluding taxes for children (from 3 to 12 years). Tickets
purchased at a branch of the Laurentian Bank offer free parking whether the
buyer is a client or not of the institution. As of June 29, it will also be
possible to buy tickets through Admission. For more information concerning
rates and further details about the event, please visit

    A Little Extra for the Cause

    As well as making its branches available for ticket sales, Laurentian
Bank is also offering its clients the opportunity to donate to a worthy cause
by buying a pinwheel at a cost of $5. All proceeds from the sales of the
pinwheels will be donated entirely to the Quebec Breakfast Club. As well,
Laurentian Bank VISA Reward Me card holders may exchange their points for
tickets to the show, passports, entry tickets to the site or even a flight
during the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. For
more information concerning the Laurentian Bank VISA Reward Me, visit

    For the Love of Children

    The Quebec Breakfast Club is a non-profit organization that aims to
provide children with a nutritious breakfast before going to class. Since its
inception in 1994 by Daniel Germain, 213 schools have benefited from this
program. Throughout the 2006-2007 school year, approximately 2.1 million
breakfasts were served to 15,000 children across Quebec. Thanks to the
donations, all these children started their day off right! To learn more about
the Quebec Breakfast Club and its mission, visit

For further information:

For further information: Emilie Lévesque, Communications Agent, (450)
346-6000, ext. 237,

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